Nominations are now open for the 2016 Vermont Teacher of the Year program.
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About the Agency

Vermont Teacher of the Year (VT TOY)

The mission of the Vermont Teacher of the Year Program is to promote the teaching profession and to recognize educators who are modeling “best practices" in Vermont’s schools. The Vermont Teacher of the Year is an outstanding teacher who represents the thousands of excellent educators in our state. He or she serves as an advocate for the teaching profession, education, and students.

Rebecca Haslam - 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year

2015 Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Haslam, a Champlain Elementary School teacher and District Social Studies and Equity Curriculum Coach for grades K-5, has been selected as the 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year.

"Public education is the foundation of democracy, and it is our moral imperative to make it available to every child, starting in the formative years. We need to fully fund early childhood education, close the opportunity gap, and provide equal access to a foundation of success for all children.

Especially in an age of vast inequity, we need to prepare our young people to be able to participate in a democratic society and meet future challenges that await them with strength of character, confidence, and a sense of justice. In order to stop the perpetuation of underachievement of students of color, we need to own the gap."

- Rebecca Haslam, 2015 Vermont Teacher of the Year

2015 Alternate

The 2015 alternate Teacher of the Year is Christina Norland, an elementary school music teacher and PBIS coach at Edmunds Elementary School.

2015 Finalist

The 2015 Teacher of the Year finalist is Alan Crowley, a high school English teacher at Mississquoi Valley Union High School.

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Rebecca Plude at or (802) 479-1718

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