My dear friend, Michelle Gagne, who was a Maine Teacher of the Year finalists and the recipient of the Milken Award for 2009, was honored by the Milken Family Foundation…in California two weeks ago!  Today there was a story in the newspaper talking about Michelle and me…  here’s the link and the article.  Way to go Michelle!!! You are so deserving of this honor.

Two Maine teachers recognized

Submitted By Giselle Goodman,
Staff Writer
on Friday, May. 8 at 9:21 am

Two teachers from Maine have received awards recently during two separate events.

Gloria Noyesof Congin Elementary School in Westbrook, the
2009 Maine Teacher of the Year, was among those recognized by Pres.
Barack Obama at a Rose Garden ceremony at the White House April 28.

Michelle Gagne, an elementary school teacher at Sherwood
Heights School in Auburn, was one of 70 top teachers from around the
country honored by the Milken Family Foundation on April 18 at a
black-tie gala that Teacher Magazine calls the “Oscars of Teaching.”

Both teachers are being lauded as two of Maine’s brightest stars.

“We could not ask for finer representatives of teaching from Maine
than Gloria and Michelle,” said Maine Education Commissioner Susan
Gendron. “Their energy and dedication to the students and to the
teaching profession are clear to all who meet them, most of all their
students. I commend them on their achievements and I am so glad they
are receiving the national recognition they deserve.”

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