PORTLAND — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 County Teachers of the Year. It’s from among this group that the annual Maine Teacher of the Year is chosen.
Teachers may be nominated by students, parents, colleagues, principals, superintendents or anyone from the community who has an interest in honoring an outstanding educator.
The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Feb. 5.
To be considered, a teacher must be employed by a public school, must have been teaching for a minimum of five years and be actively teaching students at least 50 percent of the time.
The Maine Teacher of the Year program is administered by Educate Maine in partnership with the Maine Department of Education. See www.educatemaine.org for more information.