Catherine Cutler Institute

Jenn Wiles

Communications Coordinator: Children, Youth, and Families Program

Office Location

304C Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Jenn has been in the field of early childhood education policy since graduating from college in 2000, beginning as an AmeriCorps member in her hometown of Portland, ME. After her service ended in 2002, she continued working at a child care Resource Development Center in Cumberland County, before joining Cutler and the Maine Roads to Quality project in 2008.

Jenn's professional goals are to engage with early childhood professionals and stakeholders to create an accessible, high-quality, well-articulated professional development system. By connecting practitioners with professional development opportunities that meet their diverse needs, she hopes that they will be supported in providing quality programming for Maine's youngest children.

As a parent of two young children herself, Jenn gratefully acknowledges her children's amazing child care programs for their support of her family.

Areas of Expertise

Jenn has experience developing and implement an overarching communication strategy in support of early childhood professional development across the state of Maine, including coordinating the format and visual approach of all MRTQ PDN communications. In addition, she has experience adapting training content for online delivery, in collaboration with MRTQ PDN staff and curriculum writers.


  • B.A. in Religion, Bowdoin College
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Southern Maine