- Masters in Adult Education from USM
Norrie Crocker, serves as adjunct faculty for the Adult & Higher Education Program at the University of Southern Maine. She teaches ‘Global Perspectives on Adult Education, an elective graduate course offered every other summer. She has returned home having obtained her Masters in Adult Education at USM in 1993.
Three years ago she returned to Maine after nine years of living in Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to moving to Scotland, Norrie served as director of workplace education programs for USM’s Center for Workplace Learning. More recently, Norrie provided community outreach for Electricity Maine’s non-profit partnership program, Power to Help. Currently, she is a member of the Organization Development department at WEX in South Portland.
Because Norrie has both US and UK citizenship, working in Scotland presented no difficulties. She worked for Glasgow’s Community Learning Strategy Partnership in a newly created position developing and managing workplace literacy programs across the city of Glasgow (pop. 600K). As a result of a very successful project with the largest police force in Scotland, Strathclyde Police, her final Scottish job was with that very same police force as a leadership training specialist. To provide a break from a very intense job, Norrie auditioned for and was accepted by, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus.
She lives in Portland with her two Scottish cats who consider themselves international travelers (they flew back with her in 2013 and loved it)! Bella is a more recent family member; one year lab/border collie girlie who brings a whole new energy into the family.