The Teacher of the Year Gala is an annual premier event recognizing the dedication and hard work of Maine’s County and State Teachers of the Year. These distinguished educators represent the best of their profession, shaping the lives of Maine students. Teacher of the Year Gala is a celebration of their achievements.
This year marks an important milestone! We are celebrating a decade of County Teachers of the Year. The program was expanded in 2013 to include County Teachers of the Year, one of whom is selected as State Teacher of the Year. The first cohort was named in May 2014, and we continue to engage with and learn from this growing network of talented educators from all corners of our state.
At the Gala, we will honor the 2023 County Teachers of the Year and reunite the previous cohorts to honor their work over the years. Matt Bernstein, 2023 Maine Teacher of the Year will emcee the evening.
At the Gala, we will introduce Joshua Chard, the 2024 Maine Teacher of the Year, hear inspiring stories from past and current honorees as well as business and policy leaders who are passionate about education.
The 10 Year Gala Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for businesses, community organizations, local leaders, school districts, and others who value teachers to come together to show appreciation for ten cohorts of Maine County Teachers of the Year! Please become a sponsor and attend the event to honor and celebrate Maine Teachers!