Cutler Institute

Jill Downs

Technical Assistance Manager: Children, Youth, and Families Program

Office Location

320 Wishcamper Center, Portland Campus




Jill has over 40 years of experience in the field of Early Care and Education and Early Intervention. During that time she has held numerous positions including teacher, director of an early intervention program, administrator of an inclusive child care program, Child Care Plus ME project, Head Start Collaboration Office and Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network (MRTQ PDN). Her current work at MRTQ PDN as the Technical Assistance Manager oversees the ongoing development of the Technical Assistance system to include protocols, procedures, and systems for oversight including Technical Assistance consultants and Communities of Practice facilitators; consultant training, and the Accreditation and Credential Cohorts. For fun, she loves to travel and learn about regional food culture.

Areas of Expertise

Early Childhood, Disabilities, Child Development, Creating Inclusive Communities, System development.


M.Ed. in Education concentration in Early Intervention

BS in Elementary/Early Childhood Ed. Minor in Learning Disabilities