Who: Katharine Shepherd, Dean of the UVM College of Education and Social Services; Heather Bouchey, Interim Secretary of Education; Vermont’s Outstanding Educator Award Recipients; Aziza Malik, 2024 Vermont Teacher of the Year; Robyn Newton, 2023 Vermont Teacher of the Year
What: 43rd Annual Outstanding Educators Day and Vermont Teacher of the Year Celebration
Where: Grand Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center, University of Vermont, 590 Main Street, Burlington, Vt.
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 3:30 p.m.
Burlington, Vt. — The University of Vermont’s College of Education and Social Services (CESS) and the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) will honor outstanding educators throughout Vermont and Vermont’s 2024 Teacher of the Year at the 43rd annual Outstanding Educators Day on Tuesday, November 14 at the University of Vermont (UVM).
Hosted by CESS and AOE, the event is a culmination of each organization’s longstanding annual ceremonies honoring Vermont educators. Vermont Interim Secretary of Education Heather Bouchey, CESS Dean Katharine Shepherd, and Vermont National Education Association Vice President Erin Carter will recognize excellence and innovation in teaching throughout all of Vermont’s school districts and supervisory unions; celebrate educators’ powerful impact on children, families, schools and communities in Vermont. The event will also honor 2024 Vermont Teacher of the Year Aziza Malik and distinguished finalists in the Teacher of the Year competition. Vermont’s 2023 Teacher of the Year Robyn Newton will deliver the keynote address.
For more than four decades, UVM has recognized outstanding educators throughout the state from each supervisory union or school district at a ceremonial annual event. Visit the Vermont Outstanding Educator Awards webpage for more information about event.
Since 1964, the Agency of Education has recognized outstanding Vermont teachers through the Vermont Teacher of the Year award. The 2024 Vermont Teacher of the Year will serve as an advocate for the teaching profession, education, and students. They are also Vermont’s candidate for the 2024 National Teacher of the Year award, sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSS), and will represent Vermont next spring for the National Teacher of the Year program, typically held in Washington D.C.
About the University of Vermont
Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. UVM’s strengths align with the most pressing needs of our time: the health of our societies and the health of our environment. Our size—large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet intimate enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study—allows us to pursue these interconnected issues through cross-disciplinary research and collaboration. Providing an unparalleled educational experience for our students, and ensuring their success, are at the core of what we do. As one of the nation’s first land grant universities, UVM advances Vermont and the broader society through the discovery and application of new knowledge.
UVM is derived from the Latin Universitas Viridis Montis (in English, University of the Green Mountains).
About the Vermont Agency of Education:
The Agency of Education implements state and federal laws, policies, and regulations to ensure all Vermont learners have equitable access to high-quality learning opportunities. The Agency accomplishes this mission through the provision of its leadership, support, and oversight of Vermont’s public education system.
Connect with the Vermont Agency of Education at education.vermont.gov.