Posts Tagged ‘Bobbi Tardif’

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Metalsmith Studio

December 13, 2019

SeDoMoCha Middle School

After a little construction and many years of running an after school program art teacher Bobbi Tardif is excited to have a space designated for metalwork in the SeDoMoCha Middle School. Tardif is the 2019 Piscataquis County Teacher of Year.

After two years of planning and construction the studio opened at the start of the school year. Some Title IV funds were used to purchase supplies to start the program. In addition the funding came from grants and donations. Bobbi estimates that $15,000 has gone into the new space. “It’s been a lot of work but I’m so happy and impressed by the support we have gotten from the community and community businesses, it couldn’t be done without them,” she said.

You can READ about the entire project in the Piscataquis Observer article written by Stuart Hedstrom, December 6, 2019.

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Congrats Arts Teachers

May 14, 2019

County Teacher of the Year

Last week at the State House in Augusta the 2019 County Teachers of the Year were named and I’m sure you’ll join me in CONGRATULATING the following visual and/or performing arts teachers who were recognized. Thank you for your amazing work and for representing arts education as your journey continues in the Maine Teacher of the Year program.

  • Androscoggin County: Shawn Rice, Edward Little High School, Auburn, Art/Broadcast Media (grades 9-12)
  • Oxford County: Linda Andrews, Buckfield Junior/Senior High School, Hartford -Sumner Elementary, Gifted Academics and Arts (grades K-12)
  • Piscataquis County: Bobbi Tardif, SeDoMoCha School, Middle School Visual Arts Educator (grades 5-8)

Shawn Rice

Linda Andrews

Bobbi Tardif

Commissioner of Education Pender Makin notes, “The Maine Teacher Of the Year program offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate the phenomenal work that is being accomplished every day in Maine’s public schools. Each of the County Teachers of the Year exemplifies a deep commitment to Maine’s students and a belief in the power of education to create positive and lasting change. They bring their compassion, creativity, and innovation to the art and science of teaching, amplifying the dreams and futures of their students.  In highlighting the accomplishments of these 15 educators, we are also honoring all of Maine’s teachers,  and the outstanding talents and dedication they bring to their classrooms and communities.”

The educators were each nominated by a member of their community for their exemplary service in education, and dedication to their students. They were selected by a distinguished panel of teachers, principals and business community members from a pool of hundreds of other nominated teachers in their communities.

As ambassadors for teachers, students, and quality education in Maine, these teachers will continue to participate in the intensive State Teacher of the Year selection process, including the submission of a video showcasing their classroom instructional practices.

The field will be narrowed to eight semi-finalists who will begin working on their professional portfolio, a component of the National Teacher of the Year process. After the portfolio review and presentations to a select panel, the field is narrowed to three finalists. In October, the 2020 Maine Teacher of the Year will be selected after a school site visit and final interview.

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Congratulations Nominees

April 30, 2019

Nominated for Maine county Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to the following visual and performing arts educators who were nominated for a County Teacher of the Year for 2019.

  • Kris Bisson – York County, Marshwood Middle School Music Educator (grades 6-8)
  • Debra Susi – Somerset County, Maine Central Institute Theatre Educator (grades 9-12)
  • Bobbi Tardif – Piscataquis County, Se Do Mo Cha Middle School Visual Arts Educator (grades 5-8)
  • Shawn Rice – Androscoggin County, Edward Little High School Art/Broadcast Media (grades 9-12)
  • Linda Andrews – Oxford County, Buckfield Jr/Sr High and Hartford-Sumner Elementary School Gifted Academics and Arts (grades K-12)
  • Rachel Domin – Cumberland County, Morse Street School Music Educator (grades PreK-5)
  • Nicole Middleswart – Penobscot County, Caravel Middle School Music Educator (grades PreK-8)
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