WINSLOW, Maine — A Winslow Elementary School second grade teacher has received national recognition for her work with students.
“I’ve known and worked with Patty for years,” Mike Thurston, a social studies teacher in Winslow and president of the Winslow Education Association, said in a Tuesday news release from the Maine Education Association. “She is an inspiration to all of us in the district and her work with students both in and out of the classroom truly sets a standard I, as a teacher, can only hope to achieve.”
From this crop of 42 educators, the National Education Association will select five finalists, who will receive $10,000 awards. During another Washington, D.C., gala in February 2016, one of those finalists will be named the nation’s top educator and receive another $25,000, according to the National Education Association.
Each winner in this group of 42 was nominated by fellow educators and received a $650 award for making it through the first round.
They’ll also participate in the Global Learning Fellowship, a yearlong professional development opportunity that allows fellows to create lesson plans shared by educators around the world.
“We honor these outstanding educators, who truly deserve our recognition and thanks, and we empower them to transform the profession by driving innovation that leads to positive student outcomes,” Harriet Sanford, president and CEO of the National Education Association Foundation, said in the release.
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