Director of Community Connections
My focus is on better connecting the local community and our district. I am always looking for speakers to come in, businesses to host visits, and job shadow placements. Our district is offering its first individualized course for credit in the 2021-2022 school year.
Outreach and Service Learning Coordinator
As an Outreach and Service Learning Coordinator at Freeport High School, Dede Bennell, creates experiential learning opportunities, career exploration, internships , and supports students at risk with alternative learning opportunities. She is the liaison for community and school. Dede helps create events and programs that support real-world learning opportunities.
Career Exploration Manager
Samantha Brink works with
community and business partners to place both high school and highly-skilled technical center students in
internships, job shadows, and extended learning opportunities. She oversees the 6th-12th grade College, Career, and Life Readiness curriculum.
Bonny Eagle High School
Mike teaches career readiness courses, connects students with guest speakers and provides extended learning opportunities for students through: internships, extended studies, job shadows and informational interviews.
Yarmouth School District
Director of Partners in Education
Justine is the liaison between teachers, administrators and community members. This role coordinates and manages special events such as career fairs and enrichment programs, screens and trains volunteers, manages a K-12 mentoring program, and recruits community volunteers, speakers and business organizations to support the schools' initiatives.
Somerset Career and Technical Center
Cooperative Education and Career Exploration Instructor
Michaela is a Career Exploration and Cooperative Education Instructor at the Somerset Career and Technical Center (SCTC) in Skowhegan. She works with students on finding their career interests and provides students with extended learning opportunities.
Biddeford Regional Center of Technology / Adult Education
Career Pathways Coordinator
Tracey is responsible for bringing students and community businesses together to foster personal and economic development in the greater Biddeford/Saco community. She teaches Career Readiness Skills and manages Career and Technical Education student partner initiatives from grade 6 - 13. This includes Career Advising for Adult Education and overseeing High School student placements in Extended Learning Opportunities, Apprenticeships, Job Shadows, Internships and Cooperative Education.
Kennebunk High School
Transition Coordinator/Job Coach
Lisa uses her sales background to leverage job opportunities, internships, extended learning spots, and job shadowing experiences for students. She views this job as an exciting opportunity to help students explore what truly interests them, helping them to narrow their goals and fulfill them after graduation. A parent of a KHS student, Lisa also volunteers on the Visual and Performing Arts Board in town.
Career Education Development specialist
Diana collaborates with organizations
and educators to create opportunities for every student in Maine to access pathways of learning that nurture aspirations along a continuum of development K-12. Diana is the Regional Education Representative for Hancock County, developing ongoing interactions with school personnel and community representatives.
Massabesic High School
Allison provides opportunities such as independent study, and internships for
students. She also coordinates dual enrollment and concurrent enrollment opportunities and advocates for
students to apply and attend vocational schools.
Cara Flannery connects students to extended learning opportunities and career exploration through: job shadows, career talks, internships, work experience, and volunteerism. Additionally she coordinates service learning projects with teachers to provide real-world learning that ties to curriculum.
Maine Department of Education
Middle School Career and Technical Education Consultant
Meg has been an advocate for CTE for the last 30 years and is now facilitating the new MS-CTE legislation and administering the pilot projects being run throughout the state. She directs state MS-CTE grant funds, works in the field as a consultant to staff and administrators, works on national boards to develop MS-CTE protocols and standards and visits schools to provide technical assistance.
Director of Remote Learning Hubs
As Director of Remote Learning Hubs for Waynflete, John Holdridge works with a team of Mentors to manage our Remote Learning Hub for grade 7-12 students who attend on their remote days as well as to create community engagement programming and initiatives.
As Dean of Summer Term John is responsible for creating partnerships and working with teachers to develop and offer a summer selection of academic and academic skills classes for students in rising grades K-12.
Auburn School Department
Aspirations Coordinator K-12
Jim Horn is the Aspirations Coordinator for the Auburn School Department responsible for developing and supporting career awareness efforts for students K-12. 5th & 6th grade students visit to Central Maine Community College and local manufactures. Coordinates EL Bridge Academy ME, senior year internships and a member of the Lewiston/Auburn internship development committee.
South Portland High School
Career Preparation Teacher/Cooperative Work Experience Coordinator
Sheree Inman connects students to career opportunities through teaching career exploration, personal finance and Intro to Business. She also works with students and employers so that students gain workplace skills through a cooperative work experience program. She is also the career fair event planner for her school.
Sheree was also named Maine Jump$tart Educator of the year for 2020-2021
Gorham High School
Community and Career Coordinator
Eliza collects data on student career-interests, plans and facilitates a speaker series, coordinates career-focused field experiences, sets up job shadows, informational interviews, extended workplace learning experiences, and full-school career days.
Portland High School
Andrea (she/her) engages the school in career exploration through activities such as mock interviews for 9th graders, job shadows for 10th graders, and internships for 11th and 12th graders. She focuses her work on equity in her program and making it accessible to Portland High’s diverse population of learners.
Kennebunk High School
School-to-Work Transition Specialist
Tom is currently a school-to-work transition specialist and Job Developer at Kennebunk High School. He connects with students, engaging with them about their future plans and goals. In addition, Tom works closely with employers providing a link between the businesses and non-profit organizations and the high school.
Gretchen runs programs, projects, and learning opportunities for students Pre-K through 12. These include mentor programs, volunteer training and facilitation, 8th Grade Job Shadow, Senior Internship, Career Exploration, Project Based Learning collaborations, tutoring and Business-Education cooperatives.
Lake Region Vocational Center
Cooperative Education is the School-To-Work program that is part of Career and Technical Education. The program at Lake Region Vocational Center works with students at Fryeburg Academy, Lake Region High School and Sacopee Valley High School. The purpose of this program is to help students obtain the skills that they will need to become successful after high school.
Regional School Unit 25: (Bucksport, Orland, Prospect, Verona Island)
Aspire Golden Bucks
Aspire Golden Bucks is a partnership between RSU 25, JMG, and the MELMAC Education Foundation to advance aspirations for students of ALL ages as they consider and plan for their futures. The initiative began a planning year as of July 2020. Jen is currently assessing the assets that exist in RSU 25 and will work with the students, teachers, staff, administrators, and community members to increase student aspirations system-wide.
Somerset Career and Technical Center
Career Counselor and Middle School Liaison
Alanna Wacome is the Career counselor for the Somerset Career and Technical Center (SCTC) in Skowhegan. She works with all of the students in the school on career explorations and helping them have a career path when they graduate. She also teaches students the skills to leave with a portfolio in hand upon graduation.
Greely High School
Dan's primary charge is to connect high school students with community based learning experiences that are in areas of high- interest to the student. He developed a great passion for this type of work as a special education teacher, a role in which he has 10 years of experience.
Deering High School
Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator
Sydney provides opportunities for career exploration through job shadows, internships and volunteer placements for 9th-12th graders at Deering High school. She also coordinates Senior Capstone projects, Stem Leadership programs and a Junior wide Job Shadow Day. Providing equal opportunity for Deering’s diverse student body is top priority in her work.
Community Outreach & ELO Coordinator
Rick helps manage and plan extended learning opportunities such as
student internships, job shadows, work based learning, and arranges paid work experiences. He plans and
manages whole-class tours and supports teachers K-12. He also manages the community service requirement.
Scarborough High School
Career Pathways Coordinator
Christy develops opportunities for students through business, education and community partnerships. She develops and coordinates internships, job shadows, guest speaker programs and field visits, which support students' understanding of the skills, education and training required to enter the workforce.