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Maine's 2009 teacher of the year now facing layoff

11:16 AM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A former Maine teacher of the year may soon find herself out of a job.

Gloria Noyes was teaching fifth-grade at Westbrook's Congin Elementary School in 2009 when she was named the state's top educator.

Noyes, who left Westbrook last fall to take a job as assistant principal of the Fred P. Hall Elementary School in Portland, is on the list of as many as 49 teachers and administrators who will be laid off at the end of the school year.

The Portland School Board will hold a first reading of proposed staff cuts Tuesday night before taking a final vote on May 28.

The 42-year-old Noyes, married with two children, tells The Portland Press Herald she's frightened. She has already started looking for a new job.

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