TURNER — Stacey Keniston, SAD 52 Adult Education teacher, has been named the Maine Adult Education new Teacher of the Year.

Keniston has worked for SAD 52 for more than three years teaching language arts and English as a second language. Many of her students are not native English speakers and have struggled in American schools their entire lives.

She has helped them achieve their goals in grade-level reading. Her focus is on differentiating lessons to meet individual needs as a fundamental part of her educational paradigm. As a teacher of English Language Learners and other struggling readers, she identifies the academic standards required, but provides creative options for students to develop content mastery. By doing so, she helps her students get motivated and excited about learning.

She also won an MAEA scholarship so she can further her education and plans to earn her Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages certification through an online program with Anaheim University.

Stacey Keniston

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