Vermont State Teacher of the Year, 2014
Luke Foley, the 2014 Vermont State Teacher of the Year, runs the Experiential Learning Center at Northfield High School in Northfield, Vermont. Mr. Foley has a unique educational background, having worked as a wilderness guide, field instructor, and program director for several schools and programs in Vermont, the western United States, and around the world. He also spent time in the classroom as a social studies teacher at Montpelier High School prior to his current position with Northfield’s alternative program. Foley received a Masters in the Arts of Teaching from the University of Vermont, has a B.A. in International Political Economy from Colorado College, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate at the University of Vermont. Mr. Foley was also named a 2015 Fellow by the Lowell Milken Center For Unsung Heroes.
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