School of Education and Human Development


Christopher Howell

USM Alum Named Superintendent of the Year

Christopher Howell '92, '96G leads the Windham and Raymond school system.
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Student Scholarship Recognition 2021-2022

We are pleased to recognize the 2021-2022 student scholarship recipients through the School of Education and Human Development scholarship programs!

Michael Boyd named an inaugural Shaw Innovation Fellow

Each of the USM graduate students has been awarded a $5,000 stipend to pursue their passion projects.
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After a decade, USM-Boys & Girls Clubs partnership continues to flourish

For more than a decade, USM students have served as dance teachers and cooking instructors, mentors and tutors, playmates and confidants to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine.
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The Boys & Girls Club: A Ten Year Anniversary

Persistence through a pandemic: Celebrating the upside of a decade-long partnership between University of Southern Maine and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. We marvel at the ways USM students have created programs that continue to generate great interest and may have lingering, even long-lasting effects on the youth served in local communities and for future teachers themselves!
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USM launches fully online Master's in Literacy Education degree program

The M.S.Ed. in Literacy Education will start by offering two online courses in fall 2021 and two in spring of 2022. All will be seven-week courses and asynchronous, which means students don’t have to attend class at a set time.

Bernacchio, co-authors examine telehealth for international audience

One of Bernacchio’s co-authors, Anupama Ginige, a Bio-Informatics researcher at Western Sydney University, Australia, managed to complete his work despite the destructive fires that scorched so much of his country. And all three — Bernacchio, Josephine F. Wilson of Wright State University, and Ginige — managed to work together without meeting in person.
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SMWP 2021 Invitational Institutes

If you are eager to write, learn more about teaching writing, and develop your leadership skills, apply to become a Fellow in the SMWP 2021 Invitational Summer and Fall Institute through USM. This 6-credit graduate institute is divided into two 3-credit courses taken in sequence, one in the summer, one in the fall.

Assistant Professor Malone Awarded Anti-Racist Grant

Larissa Malone, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Nellie Mae Education Foundation under their Rapid Response Fund: Educators for Black Lives Grant to continue her work promoting anti-racism in education through the support and encouragement of the educators themselves.
Andrew Dolloff

USM graduate Dolloff named 2021 Maine Superintendent of the Year

In addition to receiving the state’s top principal and superintendent honors, Andrew Dolloff received Maine’s School Superintendents Association Outstanding Leadership Award in 2017 and the New England League of Middle Schools Outstanding Superintendent Award in 2020.