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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.

Susan Koch - 2016 Vermont Teacher of the Year

2016 Teacher of the Year

Susan Koch, a Union Elementary School Kindergarten and First Grade teacher, has been selected as the 2016 Vermont Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching first grade, she has encouraged and developed the Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) Program in Montpelier. This outdoor education program has now spread to all of the grades at Union Elementary. All students are given the opportunity to learn in a natural setting throughout the entire school year. Also recognized are Alternate Anne Marie Mahar, a science and biology teacher for grades 11-12 at Rutland High School; and Finalist Stephen Rand, an English teacher at Harwood Union Middle and High School for grades 9-12.

2016 Alternate

The 2016 alternate Teacher of the Year is Anne Marie Mahar, a Biology teacher at Rutland High School.

2016 Finalist

The 2016 Teacher of the Year finalist is Steve Rand, a high school English teacher at Harwood Union High School.

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Questions?

Rebecca Gile at rebecca.plude@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1718

Page Last Updated on November 10, 2015