School of Education and Human Development


2019 Maine Assistant Principal of the Year Kimberlee Bennett

USM Alumna Named 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year

USM Alumna Awarded 2019 Vice Principal of the Year
Gorham. Robie Andrews Hall cupula.

USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.

USM lessons helped alumni reach top of U.S. military

“USM exposed me to what was going on locally, nationally and internationally,” said Vice Adm. Michael Dumont. “I think that’s what piqued my interest for what was possible for me.”

USM alumni nominated for leadership roles in state government

On Dec, 26, Pender Makin, a double alumna with USM degrees in 1991 and 2008, was nominated by then-Governor-elect Janet Mills to lead the Maine Department of Education. Two days later, Mills nominated former Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuck '98 to lead the Department of Public Safety.

Dr. Stewart-McCafferty and Dr. Beaudry publish their new book!

The Department of Education’s Dr. Anita Stewart McCafferty and Dr. Jeffrey S. Beaudry have published a book, Teaching Strategies That Create Assessment-Literate Learners.

Compassionate intervention needed for veterans, USM's Bernacchio and Reagan wrote in Portland Press Herald

Caring and compassionate individuals can lessen the tragic trend of veteran suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and USM student Tiffany Reagan wrote in the Portland Press Herald.

Dean Joanne Williams connecting students with real world professions

“Last year, we did more than 1,000 internships and field placements in our college,” said Joanne Williams, dean of USM's College of Management and Human Services. “Connecting our students to real world experiences is one of our strengths. There are a lot of really good things happening.”

Proficiency-Based Certificate of Graduate Studies Approved

The University of Southern Maine has just approved a Certificate of Graduate Studies in Proficiency-Based Education 

Counseling Article Published in the Portland Press Herald

USM’s Dr. Charles Bernacchio and Tiffany Reagan, a candidate for a masters degree in Counseling, as well as a Veteran, contributed to an article that was published this past Veteran’s Day in the Portland Press Herald.

28th Annual Capstone Seminar

Capstone students, alumni and faculty gathered for a breakfast to listen to presentations by current participants.