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Teacher of the year at TA? It adds up to Jacki Cone

Math teacher Jacki Cone has been named Thornton Academy’s Teacher of the Year.

Jacki, a 2009 graduate of Thornton, returned to her alma mater and “quickly established herself as a collaborator who is eager to embrace all challenges, and someone who brings a consistent focus on student success – with an unrelenting commitment to improving the experience of all students,” says Ben Grasso, Assistant Head for Faculty and Academic Affairs. “And few, if any of us, can match her energy.”

Jacki graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a double major in communication & media studies, then received her Masters in Secondary Mathematics Education from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

“As a 5th generation educator, teaching is really our ‘family business' –  it's my passion and greatest joy,” says Jacki. “Fostering connections with my students has always been one of my favorite aspects of my job and I feel so very privileged to teach such incredible students at Thornton Academy.”

Picture above: Teacher of the Year Jacki Cone with Ben Grasso.