SKCDC teacher Sarah Page wins national recognition

Sarah Page Named a Top Inspiring Teacher in Maine And Honored With $10,000 from the National University System - Sanford Teacher Award

The National University System-Sanford Teacher Award recognizes one PreK-12 teacher in each state, following a nomination and application process based on criteria of inspiring teaching; The awards, supported by philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, reflect the mission of the Sanford Harmony and Sanford Inspire programs
Nov. 27, 2018 – San Diego – In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, Sarah Page, a teacher at SKCDC Head Start in Vassalboro, ME, has been named a recipient of the first-ever National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. The 51 teachers, representing each state, and the District of Columbia, each receive $10,000 for demonstrating their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement. The award is in the name of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, who is committed to supporting inspiring teaching nationwide through PreK-12 programs that are being expanded nationally by the National University System. Each of today’s teacher recipients qualify for a chance to be recognized as the national winner of the Sanford Teacher Award, which will be named in early 2019.
The teachers being named today were selected by a committee of educators based on an application process that included nominations and information provided by each teacher to assess how closely they represent characteristics of inspiring teaching, which included: Enthusiasm for teaching; empathy and warmth towards all students; fostering positive relationships with all students; creating a positive learning environment; and recognizing student strengths.

posted on December 02, 2018