2019 Teacher of the Year:

Tom Payeur

Winooski Middle/High School
Subject Area
Grade Level
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
More about Tom Payeur

Thomas Payeur has been teaching mathematics for six years, all of those at Winooski High School. He is an innovator in the field of proficiency-based education, leading school change efforts to develop best practices in teaching 21st-century skills. His mathematics instruction is grounded in research-based methods. His students come from all around the world and constantly challenge him to rethink his assumptions and explore new ways of problem-solving. He strongly believes that all people are math people.

Payeur holds a Bachelor of Art in Mathematics, a Bachelor of Art in Economics, and a Master of Art in Teaching from the University of Vermont.

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