Senate President Troy Jackson welcomes Aroostook County Teacher of the Year to the State House

AUGUSTA – Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, welcomed Aroostook County Teacher of the Year Emily Rosser and her family to the Senate Chamber on Thursday. Rosser is a first grade teacher at Caribou Community School. 

“It was great to meet Emily, who is doing amazing work at Caribou Community School. This award is a testament to not just her amazing work in the classroom, but also as a colleague and community member advocating for the importance of education,” said President Jackson. “Being named County Teacher of the Year is a serious honor and there’s no doubt that Emily is a deserving recipient of this award. I feel strongly about leading the Legislature to continue fighting to ensure that teachers across Maine have the resources and support they need- including excellent facilities, competitive wages, and administrative support- to ensure they can continue educating Maine’s students. Congratulations to Emily Rosser and to all the County teachers of the year. I am so grateful for their work.” 

The Maine Teacher of the Year program mission is “to honor and recognize excellence in teaching, and highlight the importance and impact of the profession.” Nominees must hold professional certification, be employed by a Maine public school, and have been teaching for a minimum of five years, amongst other qualifications. The award is given annually. In addition to the recognition, Rosser’s three children served as honorary pages.   

2023 Aroostook County Teacher of the Year Emily Rosser (left), President Jackson (center), and 2022 Aroostook County Teacher of the Year Heather Anderson (right).
Kathy and Al St. Peter, and Ben, Ava, Addison, and Andrew Rosser, family of Emily Rosser with President Jackson at the Senate Rostrum.


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