Northfield Educator Is 2014 Teacher Of The Year

Oct 17, 2013

This week, Vermont’s Education Secretary announced that Luke Foley of Northfield Middle High School is the 2014 Teacher of the Year.

Foley’s days aren’t spent in a typical classroom. He teaches in the school’s “alternative program” where students do intensive service-based projects that help them find a connection to their community, and apply classroom learning in real-world situations.

He spoke with Vermont Edition about how his approach to alternative programs distinguishes him in the classroom and in the field work he does with students.