2010 was an exciting year for RSU 18! In addition to my recognition as Maine's Teacher of the Year, high school health teacher Stephanie Carter was named Maine Health Teacher of the Year. My colleague Melanie White was also named to Unum's Starting 6 and will be honored at a Portland Pirates Game. Yahoo! Our talented school art teacher, Ellen Gronlie, also received a $2000 gift for innovative teaching. Well deserved!

I am grateful to work with such innovative, creative, dedicated and passionate educators. I learn new ideas and strategies from my colleagues every day. The Teacher of the Year program is really recognizing the work of my incredible colleagues at Williams Elementary and in RSU 18!


I truly feel blessed to work in such a supportive district. Thank you for your encouragement on my journey!