MAITC Teacher of the Year 2020
Each year, MAITC recognizes an outstanding Maine elementary or secondary school teacher who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to teach core subjects. The winning teacher is then required to submit—with our help—an application for a National AITC Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award and attends the National AITC Conference which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT on June 23 – 26, 2020. Maine's teacher of the Year also attends the annual Summer Teacher's Institute free of charge and shares their program with the teachers there. To apply or nominate a teacher please submit this application to MAITC by 5:00 on October 4, 2019, at firstname.lastname@example.org MAITC, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.
For more information on Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, contact Willie Sawyer Grenier, executive director, at email@example.com or 207-287-5522.
MAITC Teacher of the Year 2019
Lynn Snow, a fifth grade Science and English Language Arts teacher at Thomaston Grammar School has been named the 2019 Maine Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year. Lynn is one of the founders of the TGS Common Ground Garden and Outdoor Classroom. The project began in 2009, was awarded one of the very first MAITC School Garden Grants funded by the Agricultural License Plate, and is celebrating its 10th year of authentic learning.
The garden is situated on the site of a long-abandoned high school ropes course that had become an overgrown, run-down section of the school grounds before Lynn and her colleagues took action. The idea started while integrating an Expeditionary Learning program at the school as a 5th grade project. The transformation through the years has been truly remarkable, and Lynn has been a driving force since day one!
- 2018 Beth Prelgovisk
- 2017 Eric Brooks
- 2016 Morgan Kerr & Stephanie Enaire
- 2015 Kevin Duplissie
- 2014 Kelly Burgess
- 2013 Sharon Hathaway
- 2012 Erik Wade
- 2011 Annette Caldwell & Gretchen Kimball
- 2010 Ted Kryzak
- 2009 Kristen Wescott
- 2008 David Finlay
- 2007 Don Sprangers
- 2006 Neil Lash & Jon Thurston
- 2005 Jeff Chase
- 2004 Steven Tanguay & Don White