Flood Brook Union School teacher Jeanie Forbes was named one of Vermont's Outstanding Teachers of the Year last Wednesday at a ceremony at the University of Vermont in Burlington.
For 29 years, The University of Vermont's College of Education & Social Services and Vermont Supervisory Unions & School Districts have joined to honor Outstanding Teachers.
All Outstanding Teachers exemplify one or more of the Five Standards for Vermont Educators - learning, professional knowledge, advocacy, colleagueship, and accountability. Typically, 90-100 teachers are nominated for this award each year with over 45 school districts in Vermont participating.
From the 29th Vermont Outstanding Teachers Recognition Day program: "Mrs. Forbes is a teacher who has established a culture for learning I have not seen anywhere before. She simply refuses to allow any of her students to miss any portion of the learning she journeys through together with them. She is constantly monitoring each and every child at each step in the learning process, challenging those who needs to be challenged, guiding those who need to be guided, asking for deeper thinking, and keeping everyone right on task. Each and every ounce of her energy is dedicated to student learning each and every minute of each and every day."