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Julie Dellamattera photoJulie DellaMattera

118B Merrill Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5749



Chair, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, and Human Development Department
Associate Professor, Child Development and Family Relations


University of Maine, Ed.D, Educational Leadership,
Thesis Title: A Historical Comparative Analysis of Preschool Policy Frameworks
University of Maine, M.Ed., Educational Leadership
University of Maine, B.S., Early Childhood Development and Family Relations
Concentration: Elementary Education
Certification: Elementary Education K-8

Specialty Areas:

  • Early Childhood Development and Education, with a focus on early education policy

Courses taught at UMaine:

  • CHF 311: Creativity and the Young Child
  • CHF 303: Practicum in Infant and Toddler Development
  • CHF 329: Curriculum Methods for Teaching Young Children Math
  • CHF 417: Introducation to Early Childhood Education Leadership
  • HUD 552: Professional Practices in Human Development

University and Public Service:

  • Learning Circle: Collaborative Planning to Support the New Early Childhood Endorsement
  • Peer Review Committee
  • UPPC Committee
  • Teacher Education Faculty Committee
  • TEF Curriculum Committee
  • Search Committee: Infant-Toddler Child Care Teacher at the Children’s Center
  • Presidential Public Service Award Committee
  • DKG Historian; Delta Kappa Gamma: International Honor Society of Women Educators
  • Bi-County Early Care and Education Conference Committee
  • Early Childhood Higher Education Committee
  • Infant and Toddler State Initiative Team
  • Early Education Directors Committee

Professional Memberships:

  • Delta Kappa Gamma; International Honor Society Of Women Educators
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Higher Education Committee

Representative Publications:

  • DellaMattera, J. (2007). No preschooler left behind: Preschool policies in the NCLB world. Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies. Fayetteville, AR. [accepted]
  • DellaMattera, J. (2006). A Historical Comparative Analysis of Preschool Policy Frameworks, Dissertation, University of Maine.
  • DellaMattera, J. M. (2003). Essence of diversity. Pathways from Maine Roads to Quality, Winter, 1999-2000.
  • DellaMattera, J. M. (1999). Honey or stone soup. Journal of Maine Education, (XV), Winter, 1999-2000.
  • DellaMattera, J. M. (1996). Julie‚Äôs adventures in “Wonderland.” Journal of Maine Education (XII), Winter 1996-1997.

Related Experience:

  • Gifted and Talented Coordinator at MSAD #56 Education Specialist at Child and Family Opportunities, Inc.
  • Trainer, Maine Roads to Quality for Child and Family Opportunities, Inc., Penquis C.A.P., Midcoast R.D.C., and Muskie School Of Public Service
  • Co-Owner/Head Teacher at 100 Acre Wood Preschool
  • Adjunct Faculty at Washington County Community College, and Kennebec Valley Community College ~ Fairfield, Maine
  • Cohort Supervisor and CDA Advisor at Coastal Community Action Program
  • Multi-Age Classroom Teacher at Rockport Elementary School, and Beech Hill School
  • Child Development Specialist and In-Home Literacy Specialist at Waldo County Preschool And Family Services

Other information: (presentations)

  • 2006 ~ American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Convention: The Changing Language of Preschool
  • 2001 ~ Maine School Leadership Conference: The Changing Face of Pre-School Programming
  • 2000 ~ University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) 2000 Annual Convention: The Challenges of Incorporating New Members into Critically Reflective, Constructivist, and Experiential Leadership Preparation Programs

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