Bakersville teacher nominated as 2020 Teacher of the Year

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Bakersville teacher Andrew Sims/Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH — Andrew Sims, a fifth-grade teacher at Bakersville Elementary School in Manchester, was nominated for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year for 2020 in a ceremony on April 1, 2019. He was among 39 candidates nominated for next year – the most ever during the history of the program here in the Granite State.

At the luncheon Monday,  teachers displayed their work with students and also received a citation from Gov. Chris Sununu. The nomination process includes applications and essays, recommendations, and resumes.

“As commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education, meeting teachers and learning what they are doing for our children is always exciting for me,” noted Frank Edelblut. “But seeing so many New Hampshire educators being nominated this year and reading the acknowledgments of their colleagues and community is inspiring.”

The Teacher of the Year program is sponsored in New Hampshire by Geskus Studios and Yearbook Publishing. Finalists will be named later on this month.