MMS Team Baxter teacher Lindsay Mahoney has been named Kennebec County Teacher of the Year! The formal announcement was made today during a ceremony hosted on Zoom and live-streamed on the Maine Department of Education Facebook page.
Ms. Mahoney teaches Math and Science to 6th through 8th-grade students at Messalonkee Middle School and was nominated by her colleague Hope Herrick. She holds degrees from the University of Maine and the University of Maine at Farmington. She has been teaching for 10 years.
“Ms. Mahoney is an exemplary teacher,” said Superintendent Carl Gartley in his letter of recommendation supporting her nomination. He spoke of visiting her classroom early in the school year and the genuine way she greeted each and every student. “The trust and relationships that Ms. Mahoney had built so quickly and so deeply even at that early point in the year, that is what makes her exemplary.”
Linsday Mahoney is actively involved in the district curriculum development team, has been a member of the Messalonksee Middle School Leadership Team, and is one of the coaches of the MMS Math Team. She also regularly develops content to present to colleagues during professional development days.
Ms. Mahoney and her 15 fellow county teachers of the year were chosen from out of 326 nominations statewide by a panel of teachers, principals, and business community members.
“Maine County Teachers of the Year serve as ambassadors for teachers, students, and quality education state-wide,” said Jason Judd, executive director of Educate Maine, during his opening remarks. Lindsay Mahoney is an excellent choice to serve this role and very deserving of the honor.
A recording of the ceremony is available on the Maine Department of Education Facebook Page.