In a press release from this afternoon, U.S. Senators Angus King and Susan Collins of Maine congratulated Nancie Atwell on her Global Teacher Prize.
“We are thrilled for Nancie and for everyone at the Center for Teaching and Learning,” said Senators Collins and King. “Nancie has dedicated her life to enriching the lives of others, and this international recognition is a reflection of the tremendous impact she has had in Maine and around the world. The fact that she plans to donate the $1 million prize to the school she founded is a testament to her commitment to education, and we could not be more proud to have her in Maine.”