2019 Vermont Teacher of the Year Tom Payuer

Every year, the College of Education and Social Services (CESS) at the University of Vermont, together with Vermont supervisory unions and school districts, the Vermont Agency of Education, and the Vermont NEA, join to honor the accomplishments of our state’s outstanding educators. 

On December 5, 2019, we hosted the 39th Annual Outstanding Teachers Day at UVM's Dudley H. Davis Center. We joined with the Agency of Education, school superintendents, principals, school board chairpersons, and other dignitaries to honor Vermont's 2019 Outstanding Teachers (PDF) and their dedication to students, families and communities. At the event, we also celebrated the 2020 Vermont Teacher of the Year Elisabeth (Bibba) Kahn, a French and Spanish teacher at Main Street Middle School in Montpelier.

You can view and download images from the event from our UVM Photoshelter account (photos by Brian Jenkins) or watch a video of the event on YouTube. 

You can also watch an interview with Bibba Kahn on this Across the Fence Facebook video.

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