Special Education Teacher Jennifer Dorman has been named Maine's Teacher of the Year. Dorman, who teaches English and language arts, has taught at Skowhegan Area Middle School since 2009.

She received the Maine Department of Education award at a surprise ceremony at the school Thursday, Oct. 1.

Zachary Longyear, the principle of the school told the Morning Sentinel, that Dorman has an "aura of willingness, tirelessness and effortlessness with working with students and staff."