Ethel Atkinson Named Teacher of the Year

BEMS Teacher Ethel Atkinson Named MDOE 2019 York County Teacher of the Year
Posted on 05/20/2019
Ethel Atkinson named Teacher of the Year

As our District celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week and honors its 25-year staff for their service, we now have the pleasure to announce that Bonny Eagle Middle School Teacher Ethel Atkinson has been named by the Maine Department of Education as 2019 York County Teacher of the Year!

This afternoon, the Maine Department of Education held its annual Maine County Teachers of the Year awards celebration. Teachers who were nominated underwent a rigorous application process and were chosen 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.

The following is Ethel's biographical information that was shared at today's event:

"Ethel Atkinson is extraordinary. She is that special teacher whose passion for learning and working with students is infectious. She works with students who have struggled to achieve success with literacy, many of whom have been labeled as 'struggling readers' for years. Ethel practices the belief that all students can be successful. Great teachers get to know their students; extraordinary teachers empathize, practice compassion, and consider their students long after the school day ends. Great teachers are proud of their schools and their students; extraordinary teachers are symbolic of their school pride and community, who through their passion and excellence, inspire others to become the very best version of who they can be. Ethel Atkinson is an extraordinary teacher. She represents the very best of what teachers can, and more importantly, should strive to be."

Congratulations, Ethel.
BE Proud!

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