HANCOCK — Warm applause Monday morning filled the Hancock Grammar School gym, where Sen. Brian Langley (R-Hancock County) presented the 2018 Hancock County Teacher of the Year Jennifer Farnham with a legislative sentiment recognizing officially her work and dedication spanning more than 20 years.
The staff and students, numbering 224, Hancock and Lamoine School Superintendent Katrina Kane and Special Education Director Adam Rabasca were present. Principal Michael Benjamin described Farnham as a “team player who communicates with parents constantly. She is a behavioral specialist. She supports the school in drama and athletics. She does an amazing job.”
Hancock Grammar’s K-fourth grade special education teacher, Farnham received a big bouquet from the school and thanked them “for your support and the privilege of working for you.”
Farnham and other teachers representing a total of 16 counties were honored last week at a banquet in Augusta. They were selected by a panel of teachers, principals and business community members from a pool of hundreds of other nominated teachers in their communities.
One of those educators will be chosen as the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year. The Maine Department of Education’s Maine Teacher of the Year program is administered by Educate Maine, a business-led organization working to ensure Maine’s students and workers are the best educated and highly skilled in the world.