Maine State Teacher of the Year, 2012
Alana Margeson is an English and AP English Language & Composition teacher in northern Maine at Caribou High School. She is the 2012 Maine Teacher of the Year and has been teaching at middle and high school levels for sixteen years. She has written professionally for Dr. Janet Allen’s Plugged Into Reading and Plugged Into Nonfiction series, and has authored a chapter of a collaborative text with eight other Maine teachers in Student-Centered Learning: Nine Classrooms in Action. Alana earned a master’s degree in Education Administration from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University. Her professional interests include Habits of Mind, literacy strategies, student-centered instruction, elevating teacher voice, and proficiency-based education. She and her husband, Erich, own a farm and have fun with their four sons- Noah (age 15) and triplets Evan, Reid, and Nicholas (ages 11).
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- Every student has a right to a high-quality education, regardless of background, race, gender, disability or socio-economic status.
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- Teacher leaders will transform the teaching profession and create, implement and sustain systems to solve our toughest educational challenges.
- We must prepare our country’s future workforce to be competitive in a global economy and participate in a diverse, democratic country.
- Educators must partner with families and communities on behalf of our nation’s children.