MSAD 52 teachers eligible for Patience Norman Prize

TURNER — Full-time teachers with tenures of at least five years in Maine School Administrative District 52, covering Leeds, Greene and Turner, are eligible to be nominated for the Patience W. Norman Prize for Teacher Excellence.
The $5,000 prize was established at the Maine Community Foundation, Portland/Ellsworth, to recognize outstanding full-time teachers in MSAD 52 who stimulate intellectual curiosity, raise aspirations and demand critical thinking in their classrooms.

Patience Norman was a history teacher who believed her students were capable of academic excellence. She challenged them to surpass her, and their own, expectations. The Norman Prize for Teacher Excellence has been established at the Maine Community Foundation to recognize teachers in MSAD 52 who emulate her educational philosophy.
The Patience W. Norman Prize for Teacher Excellence is awarded to a deserving teacher in MSAD 52 annually. Candidates for the prize must be nominated and have a demonstrated commitment to MSAD 52. Teachers should also demonstrate one or more of the following qualities — unusual impact and effectiveness in the classroom; commitment to students, including responsibility and concern for academic progress; creativity and innovation in teaching; and leadership providing a positive model for students.
Complete guidelines and the nomination form are available on the Maine Community Foundation website, Nominations must be postmarked and mailed by Oct. 21.
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