UMaine grads among 2022 Maine County Teachers of the Year
The Maine Department of Education and Educate Maine announced the 2022 Maine County Teachers of the Year at a ceremony in Augusta last week.
Among the honorees this year are six teachers with degrees from the University of Maine:
- Aroostook County Teacher of the Year Heather Anderson (’99), 8th grade English Language Arts/Social Studies, Caribou Community School, Caribou
- Hancock County Teacher of the Year Rebecca Edmondson (’04G), K-8 Music, Conners-Emerson School, Bar Harbor
- Kennebec County Teacher of the Year Seth Mitchell (’01, ’08G), pK-12 Computer Science and STEM, Monmouth Memorial School and Monmouth Academy, Monmouth
- Penobscot County Teacher of the Year Emily Albee (’06, ’09G, ’12G), 9th-12th grade Social Studies, Hampden Academy, Hampden
- Somerset County Teacher of the Year Debra Susi (’79), 9th-12th grade Theater, Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield
- Washington County Teacher of the Year Alyssa Stephens (’13), K-6 Special Education, Woodland Elementary School, Baileyville
Maine County Teachers of the Year are selected by a panel of teachers, principals and business leaders. They serve as ambassadors for teachers, students and education throughout the state, and participate in the intensive Maine State Teacher of the Year selection process, with finalists and a winner to be announced later this year.
Current Maine Teacher of the Year Kelsey Stoyanova is a two-time UMaine graduate, as well as a graduate student in educational leadership in the College of Education and Human Development.