Barre, VT. – The Vermont Agency of Education today honored Linda Cloutier-Namdar, M.Ed., an Essex High School (EHS) English teacher, as the 2018 Vermont Teacher of the Year during the 2017 University of Vermont (UVM) Outstanding Teacher Day event.
Also recognized were:
- 2018 Vermont Teacher of the Year Alternate Sara Doncaster, M.F.A., Music Director at Lake Region Union High School in Barton, Vermont; and
- 2018 Vermont Teacher of the Year Distinguished Finalist Karen Greene, M.A.T. an English teacher at Middlebury Union High School.
Cloutier-Namdar has been a teacher in the 9th Grade Core since its inception at EHS, and has also served as a mentor teacher. She is currently a class advisor at EHS, a Flynn Theater Teacher Leader, and a writer for the Essex Westford Education Association. In addition to her work on a wide range of school committees, she has taken part in school literacy initiatives, and is a member of the English/Language Arts (ELA) Vertical Team for the district. Cloutier-Namdar piloted and helped to edit an ELA Transferable Skills Task, working with staff from the Great Schools Partnership and the Vermont Agency of Education. A member of the Vermont Writing Collaborative (VWC), she has presented workshops at VWC Summer Institutes, and co-presented a workshop at the 2017 New England Secondary School Consortium School Redesign in Action event.