The Addison Northwest School District is proud to announce its two nominees for the UVM Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2018.
The University of Vermont offers the opportunity that an educator chosen by our Supervisory Union/District to be recognized at the UVM Outstanding Teacher Day in 2018. Each year UVM recognizes outstanding teachers throughout the state through a ceremonial event that takes place in October. Each participating supervisory union or school district can nominate two teachers and one technical center teacher. All outstanding teachers are recognized by their peers, administrators, parents and/or students as exemplifying across the Vermont Core Teaching Standards.
FERRISBURGH CENTRAL SCHOOL
Stacy Valcourt has been giving her heart and soul to educating students with learning challenges for 18 years as part of the ANWSD community. Stacy always puts the needs of her students first. She is consistently pursuing new trainings within the field of Special Education so her students have the latest access interventions that will help them meet their individual learning needs. She has been an outstanding mentor and role model for peers and students; she also brings infectious energy and enthusiasm every day to the ANWSD community. She inspires her students and colleagues to be their best that they can be and is always willing to help others and continue to try new methods to meet the needs of all learners.
VERGENNES UNION HIGH SCHOOL
Melissa is an exemplary teacher. She plans and prepares diligently for every class. As a result, her lessons and activities are thoughtful and engaging. She instills a passion for science, she personalizes, she has an open mindset and continues to grow as a teacher, she tries new things, she is patient (she works with middle schoolers!), she's interactive, she inspires kids to go on and study more science, she knows kids and plays to their strengths while helping them recognize and address their weaknesses. Most of all, she makes kids realize that they are special. For all these reasons and more, Melissa Muzzy is the Vergennes Union Middle and High School Outstanding Teacher.