Great Salt Bay Community School fifth-grade teacher Daniel Hupp is Lincoln County’s 2018 Teacher of the Year.
The teachers of the year from each of Maine’s 16 counties were announced and honored during an annual event in the Hall of Flags at the Capitol in Augusta on Thursday, May 10. The county teachers of the year now become finalists for Maine Teacher of the Year.
Each teacher was nominated by a member of their community for their exemplary service in education and dedication to their students. They were selected by a distinguished panel of teachers, principals, and business community members from a pool of hundreds of other nominated teachers in their communities.
As ambassadors for teachers, students, and quality education in Maine, these teachers will continue to participate in the intensive Maine Teacher of the Year selection process, including with the submission of a video showcasing their classroom instructional practices.
The field will be narrowed to eight semifinalists who will begin working on their professional portfolio, a component of the national Teacher of the Year process. After the portfolio review and presentations to a select panel, the field will be narrowed to three finalists. In October, the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year will be selected after a school site visit and final interview.
The Maine Teacher of the Year is a program of the Maine Department of Education, administered by Educate Maine, a business-led organization working to ensure Maine’s students and workers are the best educated and most highly skilled in the world.
For more information, go to maine.gov/doe/toy.