Maine Teacher of the Year


 We know that in every school in our state, there are teachers who exemplify the best of their profession and deserve honor and recognition for their outstanding efforts on behalf of Maine students.... especially this year. Moreover, these teachers are natural ambassadors for the profession and advocates for their students.                             

Now is the time to give those teachers the recognition they deserve! We are accepting nominations for the 2021 Maine County Teachers of the Year through February 5, 2021. You have the opportunity to nominate the teachers in your district who truly make a difference for students. The MTOY program includes the selection of 16 County Teachers of the Year – one of whom will be selected as the 2022 Maine Teacher of the Year.

Nominate a teacher here using our user-friendly form. Nominations are open until February 5, 2021.

Teachers may be nominated by a student/parent, colleague, administrator, district committee or community member. To be considered for the award and continue on with the Teacher of the Year process, teacher candidates must be endorsed by their principal.                                                 

The 2021 County Teachers of the Year will be announced at a State House Hall of Flags ceremony (hopefully) or virtually as we did last year, in May and the 2022 Maine Teacher of the Year announcement is in fall. Please be part of the celebrations supporting your teachers.