Project Reach Director
York Complex #4, Room 206
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
Bio: Shelly Chasse-Johndro is director of Project Reach, a Title III grant supported by the United States Department of Education and coordinated through the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Maine. She oversees and manages all activities and staff of the innovative, comprehensive, statewide project that is partnered with the Maine Department of Education and the 15 local education agencies in the state with the largest English Learner (EL) populations. Shelly advocates, advises, counsels and mentors project participants with academic, career and personal issues in order to obtain an ESL endorsement and complete their teaching certification. She also serves as the liaison between the project and the U.S. Department of Education, State Education Agency, University of Maine, College of Education and partnering schools. She earned a Master’s of Education from the University of Maine. She is a certified mathematics teacher and holds an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement. She has managed Title III Professional Development Programs for 11 years and has taught several ESL courses.
M.Ed., 2006, University of Maine
B.S., 2004, University of Maine at Farmington (2004)
Courses taught at UMaine:
- ELL 475/575: Curriculum and Development for ESL Content
- ELL 480/580: Testing and Assessment for ESL Content
- ELL 491/591: Multiculturalism and Diversity
- Chasse-Johndro, S. (2006). “Yikes – Homework!.” Mainely Middle, The Journal of the Maine Association for Middle Level Education, 15.
- Chasse-Johndro, S. (2006). “Chapter 5: Teaching Girls, Teaching Boys: What’s the Difference? and Chapter 6: Middle School or Junior High School?.” Essential Questions – With Answers (pp. 18-20, 28-30). Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association.