2019 Teacher of the Year:
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.