Essex educator named Vt. Teacher of the Year

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont's newest teacher of the year was honored Thursday.

Linda Cloutier-Namdar, an English teacher at Essex High School, has served as a ninth-grade core teacher, a mentor, a class advisor and a Flynn Theater teacher leader.

She was recognized Thursday during University of Vermont Outstanding Teacher Day. She told WCAX News it's an honor to be recognized.

"I'm so fortunate because I work with such a strong group of colleagues who are supportive and who do their best to support students every day, and I've had the opportunity to experiment to learn," Cloutier-Namdar said.

Cloutier-Namdar is a graduate of UVM and St. Michael's College.