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ETEP Teachers featured on 'The USM Update'

The demographics in Maine’s classrooms are changing. So how are educators being prepared to teach some of Maine’s newest residents? Guests from the School of Education and Human Development and Portland Empowered, housed in the Muskie School for Public Service, will explain.
Ellen DeGeneres with Ekhlas Ahmed

'Ellen' embraces USM student's inspiring story

When Ellen DeGeneres began a segment of her TV show by reading an audience member's letter -- describing her immigration from Sudan to Maine as a 12-year-old girl -- USM's Ekhlas Ahmed bent over and buried her face in her hands. "I was going to scream so loudly, but I couldn't," Ahmed said. Moments later, DeGeneres ushered her onto the stage, interviewed her and presented her with a check for $22,000, enough to erase her student loans.

Co-Authored Book Chapter by Dr. Flynn Ross and USM ETEP Alumnus, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed, Published

Dr. Flynn Ross and USM ETEP alumnus, Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed, just had their recent co-authored book chapter published.

ETEP Alumna Wins National Teaching Award

Laura Stevens '05 won The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Stevens earned her master's degree in literacy education from the University of Southern Maine and teaches at Kaler Elementary School in Portland.
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Two USM Alumni Recognized at 2016 County Teachers of the Year Event

Teachers of the Year for each of Maine’s counties were announced in a formal ceremony in Augusta recently. Among those recognized were two University of Southern Maine alumni.

Alumna Karen MacDonald '81 honored by President Obama for being named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year!

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!

Seven University of Southern Maine School of Education Alumni and Students Awarded Maine Teacher of the Year Honors

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.

Dr. Flynn Ross Publishes New Op-Ed

Flynn Ross, a professor of teacher education at the University of Southern Maine discusses the need for more investment in our public education systems.