Special Education


Covid Learning Slide

Rachel Brown, assistant professor and chair of USM’s special education department, helped co-author, COVID Slide: Research on Learning Loss & Recommendations to Close the Gap, which analyzes the effect of COVID using data from over 500,000 students, grades kindergarten through 5th grade, in reading and math.
2021 Maine Teacher of the Year Cindy Soule

USM grad Cindy Soule named 2021 Maine Teacher of the Year

For the second consecutive year, Maine’s Teacher of the Year is a University of Southern Maine graduate.

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.
Hana McNally, 2018 Featured Graduate

Hana McNally, 2018 Featured Graduate

After graduation, Hana McNally hopes to work with children on the autism spectrum. She began the work as an intern in a South Portland school. "I think they show love in ways that we don’t always think of. I know this is cliche, but they teach me something every day. It’s about making every moment teachable and I love that.”