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Impactful Results for New Reading and Writing Teaching Method

Windham Primary School (WPS) has implemented a new way to teach reading and writing and the effect on student learning is astounding.
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USM Alumna Named Sagadahoc County Teacher of the Year

Alumna Christine Del Rossi was named the 2018 Sagadahoc County Teacher of the Year. Del Rossi, who earned her BA in Art in 1996 and her MS.Ed. in Professional Education in 2013 from the University, has been a Visual Arts teacher at Mt. Ararat for 22 years, first at the middle school and now at the high school for the past six years.
MS.Ed. candidate Justine Bouthot

MS.Ed. Candidate In Motion with Skillin Elementary Students

Justine Bouthot, who is a candidate for her MS.Ed. from the University, is a fourth grade teacher at Biddeford Intermediate School with a love for engaging young minds.
Ethel Atkinson '98, 2019 York County Teacher of the Year

USM Alumna Named 2019 York County Teacher of the Year

Ethel Atkinson '98 has been named 2019 York County Teacher of the Year.
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TESOL and Literacy Education Student and Alumni Publications

Recent publications of Literacy Education and TESOL students and alumni.

Save the Date for the Southern Maine Partnership Spring Conference

The Southern Maine Partnership spring conference will focus on inspiring and enhancing the capacity of district and school leaders to foster school environments that promote cultural responsiveness and inclusion to meet the needs of all learners.

TESOL student named Boren Fellow Recipient

TESOL student Kimberly McLaughlin has been named a 2019-2020 National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Fellowship recipient.
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USM's Flynn Ross joining Maine effort to address teacher shortage

USM’s Flynn Ross has joined a statewide effort to encourage more people to become teachers. Ross, an associate professor and USM’s Teacher Education chair, has been appointed to the Maine Department of Education’s Educator Talent Committee

USM Alumna Named 2020 Maine Teacher of the Year

USM Alumna, Heather Whitaker, has been named the 2020 Maine Teacher of the Year.
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Register for the Fall 2020 Visible Learning Institute

Southern Maine Partnership hosts Professor John Hattie's only Fall 2020 US appearance at the Visible Learningplus Institute on September 23-24, 2020.