A Gardiner High School teacher has been named Kennebec County Teacher Of The Year.

According to a report by centralmaine.com, Raye Anne DeSoto was nominated by MSAD #11 parents.

DeSoto has been teaching for 20 years and currently teaches multiple advanced placement courses. She is also a coordinator for the K-12th grade REACH program. She also is the director of the Gardiner Regional Middle School drama program and even runs a school food pantry .

Many of her students refer to her as "Momma D" a name she wears with pride as she loves cook for her students and brings yummy items to class.

DeSoto has embraced many of the challenges that being a teacher brings but has developed a deep love for the profession.

Congratulations, Raye Anne DeSoto, 2021 Kennebec County Teacher Of The Year.

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