Fourteen teachers have been nominated to be the 2014 Maine Teacher of the Year. Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen says the teachers come from schools in Augusta, Bar Harbor, Biddeford, Farmingdale, Hampden, Hartland, Hiram, Milbridge, Milo, Portland, Saco, Sanford, St. Albans and Westbrook. The nomination deadline was Feb. 1. The winner will be announced at a surprise award ceremony in September. The winner assumes his or her duties on Jan. 1, 2014, and represents the state at a national Teachers of the Year gathering, a ceremony in Washington and at other events and conferences around the country.