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Karen MacDonald meets President Obama
Karen MacDonald gets to meet President Obama! Congratulations to Karen for being honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!
Six graduates and one current student from the University of Southern Maine (USM) School of Education and Human Development were recently recognized for their selection as Maine's 2014 Teachers of the Year at the USM Alumni Educators’ Reunion Luncheon.
The success of Maine's schools and a cautionary statement about the need to invest in education, is discussed in an Op Ed by Dr. Flynn Ross, professor of teacher education at USM. She references research done by Dr. David L. Silvernail and the Maine Education Policy Research Institute at USM, along with other data to support her case.
The Literacy, Language and Culture Program, in collaboration with the Southern Maine Writing Project and the Betterment Fund, has released Maine Teen Writing 2014: A Collection of Award-Winning Works by Maine Middle and High School Students.
Flynn Ross, a professor of teacher education at the University of Southern Maine discusses the demands, rewards, and joys of the teaching profession.
Dorice Timko, a graduate student in the rehabilitation counseling program at USM, received a National Board of Certified Counselors Foundation scholarship.
Melissa Rosenberg, a new faculty in the Counselor Education program at the University of Southern Maine has been chosen as a 2013-2014 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Presidential Fellow.
The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics announced Al Bean, Direcgtor of Athletics is among the 28 winners of the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year Award.
Tom Nash is now president-elect of the Commission on Adult Basic Education's board of directors. Tom Nash earned a Masters of Science degree in Adult Education in 1992 from the University of Southern Maine.
child learning to read
Through a generous three-year grant from the Reading Matters to Maine Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the SMART program will provide free and low-cost reading tutoring for children in kindergarten through grade 5.

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