Angelosante discusses increased teacher stress, student behavioral issues with Kennebec Journal

The Kennebec Journal interviewed Courtney Angelosante, a lecturer in special education in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development, about increased behavioral problems among students and stress among teachers this school year. “We aren’t in the same place we were two years ago, but now we are asked to respond to a series of stresses that are very severe,” said Angelosante, also the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports state coordinator for the Maine Department of Education, “It’s probably the worst I’ve seen as a behavior analyst, and we are doing that with a diminished workforce, an extreme special education shortage across the state, we are doing more with less staff.”