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Carver Middle School Teacher Named Rookie Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Maverick Baer, teacher at Carver Middle School, for being named Lake County’s 2018 Rookie Teacher of the Year. Mr. Baer was recognized Wednesday March 22, 2017 during the Educational Foundation’s annual Rookie Teacher of the Year celebration. He is an Emotional and Behavioral Disability Teacher a position he has held for two years.
Each Lake County school selects a teacher who has been teaching no more than 3 years as its Rookie Teacher of the Year nominee. These nominees then submit an application to the Educational Foundation for review. A selection committee of other educators selects three finalists and names one grand prize winner.
As Rookie Teacher of the Year, Mr. Baer received 4 passes to Walt Disney World, Orlando Magic tickets and a Herff Jones ring.
Mr. Baer believes education is at its best when it’s a team effort involving teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, coaches and parents or guardians. In his acceptance speech, he confessed, “Nothing I’ve ever done in life has been as hard as teaching, but nothing has been as rewarding either.”