Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP)

Stanley Sampson MS Ed., CAS

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Office Location

8 Bailey Hall, Gorham


(207) 632-3158

Academic Degrees

  • EdD(c), Educational Leadership, University of New England
  • Certificate of Advanced Study, Educational Leadership, University of Southern Maine
  • M.S.Ed., Professional Education, University of Southern Maine
  • Secondary Social Studies Certification Program, University of New England
  • B.A., Political Science, University of Southern Maine


Stanley is a Lecturer and Part-Time Faculty member in the Teacher Education Department. He has a passion for education, both for himself and others. He is a strong advocate for life-long learning and has worked in education for well over 20 years. He taught high school social studies for 17 years with courses including World History, Geography, and Culture; Sociology; the Vietnam War, as well as outdoor education in Alternative Education. He also spent time as a High School Assistant Principal. In addition to his role as a Lecturer in Teacher Education and Teaching Intern Supervisor at the University of Southern Maine (USM), he also works in Visitor Services and Education at Maine Audubon. Stanley is currently working on a doctoral dissertation in educational leadership with a focus on transformative leadership in nature-based education.

As a Teaching Intern Supervisor, Stanley has supervised interns at all grade levels, which includes evaluating interns’ skills and abilities based on university standards, coaching interns on choosing and meeting goals, and working with mentor teachers to ensure that interns are progressing in the classroom.

As an Assistant Principal, he maintained student information systems, evaluated and supervised teachers, implemented and maintained a Proficiency-Based Education (PBE) system, coordinated and facilitated multiple committees and workshops, coordinated and implemented standardized testing, and supervised multi-disciplinary teams and various academic departments.

As a high school Social Studies Teacher he held various teaching and curriculum writing assignments, designed and implemented proficiency-based curricula and assessments, was a Professional Learning Group (PLG) Facilitator, New Teacher Certification Mentor, Teaching Intern Mentor Teacher, member of the Continuous Improvement Team, and Accreditation Steering Committee member.

Stanley has lived in Maine his entire life and enjoys making the most of all that the state has to offer. He enjoys hiking and exploring the great outdoors.  He lives in Portland with his wonderful wife, and has two grown children, one in Portland and one in Chicago.

Areas of Expertise

  • Educational Leadership 
  • Social Studies
  • Nature-Based Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Teacher Education

Research Interests

  • Transformative Leadership
  • Nature-Based Education
  • Teaching Pedagogy