Media report alumnae named finalists for Maine Teacher of the Year

The Portland Press Herald, the Penobscot Bay Pilot, the VillageSoup and the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel reported on the finalists for 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year, including two University of Maine alumnae. Finalists Cindy Soule, a fourth-grade teacher at Portland’s Gerald A. Talbot Community School, and Heather Webster, an English teacher at Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro, both graduated from UMaine. They are joined by 2020 Knox County Teacher of the Year Alison Babb-Brott, a second-grade teacher at St. George School, as the third finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year. Soule, the 2020 Cumberland County Teacher of the Year, has a Bachelor of Science in social work. Webster, the 2020 Lincoln County Teacher of the Year, earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and is working on a Master of Education in literacy education with a concentration in writing and the teaching of writing in College of Education and Human Development at UMaine.