Giving to the College

Message from the Dean

Despite the many challenges of the past year, we have a lot to be proud of in the College of Education and Human Development. I’d like to briefly share some examples with you.

Our teacher education programs are having an impact, as dozens of student teachers gain valuable experience in classrooms across Maine this school year. Students in our outdoor leadership program created a new website filled with quizzes, lessons, and more to help teachers everywhere plan outdoor activities. In research news, two of our educational leadership faculty members, Catharine Biddle and Maria Frankland, are leading a study of how Maine schools are responding to the pandemic. Some initial findings and recommendations of their Beyond Crisis Schooling project were published last fall. Special education faculty member Courtney Angelosante is lead author of a new guide that aims to bridge school-based and community-based behavioral support systems in Maine, making them easier to access.

The success of our programs is reflected in the many honors bestowed upon our graduates. Bangor High School science teacher John Cangelosi (’12, M.Ed. in science education) received a 2020 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kim Raymond (’06, M.Ed. in counselor education), counselor at Leroy H. Smith School in Winterport, is the 2021 Maine School Counselor of the Year. Meanwhile, Walker Thomas (’20, B.S. in kinesiology and physical education) is a SHAPE America, Society for Health and Physical Educators, outstanding future professional.

Read more about these accomplishments in the Black Bear Pride section below.

Your generous support is integral to our ongoing success. With your gift, you are ensuring that our faculty, students, and alumni will continue to meet the physical, social, and educational needs of children in Maine and beyond.

Mary H. Gresham, Ph.D.
Interim Dean, College of Education and Human Development
February 2021

Black Bear Pride



Your support

The College of Education and Human Development’s long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and community service is demonstrated in the success of our students and alumni. We are proud of the achievements our graduates produce locally, nationally, and beyond, and work diligently to continue to grow this important legacy. Your support will help ensure that the College continues to recruit the best faculty and provide the best conditions to prepare our students to become future educators and leaders in their field.

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