School of Education and Human Development

Pat Red

Special Education Lecturer, Co-Coordinator of Special Education Preservice Program

Office Location

220-221 Bailey Hall



Academic Degrees

  • M.S. in Special Education Behavior Disorders, University of Oregon
  • B.S. in Special Education, Emotional Disturbance, University of Maine Farmington


Pat Red began her career in 1983 working at a day treatment school for students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Since that time she has worked in self-contained classrooms, extended school
year programs, resource rooms, and established day programs for students in public schools. She has been employed as a teacher and behavior consultant. In addition to working with students with
emotional and behavioral disorders she has also worked extensively with students identified with
intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum, and multiple disabilities.

In 1999 Pat began teaching part time at USM, taking a full time position in 2005. She is an instructor,
program coordinator and supervisor for the preservice special education certification and Master’s
program and teaches both online and on ground.

Pat is the Maine Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coordinator and facilitates
Districts and schools as they become implementers of School-Wide PBIS.  Pat is the Coordinator of
SMART for Schools (Southern Maine Area Resource Team) providing assessment, consulting and
professional development to address learning and behavior needs of children throughout Maine.  She
also provides consultation services and professional development to schools throughout Maine.

Areas of Expertise

  • Special Education
  • Behavior Consultation
  • PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports