In an annual tradition on Oct. 22, Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows presented a Maine Teacher of the Year specialty license plate (MTOY 23) to Casco Bay High School humanities teacher Matt Bernstein, who was recently named 2023 Maine Teacher of the Year. Bellows tweeted: "It was such a treat to recognize Maine’s amazing teachers and honor #MTOY23 Matt Bernstein. Teachers do so much to support our young people, and public education has been a cornerstone of our democracy." Gov. Janet Mills also attended the event.