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Maine Agriculture in the Classroom

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MAITC Teacher of the Year

Each year, MAITC recognizes an outstanding Maine elementary or secondary school teacher who uses agricultural education materials and/or activities in the classroom to teach core subjects. The winning teacher is then required to submit—with our help—an application for a National AITC Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award and attends the National AITC Conference which will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on June 28 – July 1, 2021. Maine's teacher of the Year also attends the annual Summer Teacher's Institute free of charge and shares their program with the teachers there. To apply or nominate a teacher please submit this application to MAITC by 5:00 on October 2, 2020, at maitc@maine.gov or MAITC, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333.

For more information on Maine Agriculture in the Classroom, contact Willie Sawyer Grenier, executive director, at maitca@maine.gov or 207-287-5522.

Stacey Sanborn

2022 MAITC Teacher of the Year

Stacey Sanborn from 4th grade at Manchester Elementary School in Windham

Congratulations to Stacey Sanborn our Maine Agriculture in the Classroom 2022 Teacher of the Year! Stacey teaches 4th grade at Manchester Elementary School in Windham where she has been co-coordinator of the school garden and orchard for 18 years. Her curriculum includes agricultural topics in Science, Math, Maine Studies, Literature, art, nutrition and more!


Past Winners