Why Make Your Move

Sense of Community

With nearly 50,000 full-time teachers and school staff, Maine’s education community is a relatively small, statewide community with impactful professional organizations and a strong sense of community and belonging.

If you hold a comparable certificate from another state or country, ask the Maine  DOE Certification & Credentialing Team about  a Reciprocal Professional Certificate. 

Our education community is warm and welcoming and full of talented people. Maine's 2019 Teacher of the Year, Joe Hennessey, moved from Colorado to Maine to teach at Piscataquis Community High School in 2014.

In an open letter reflecting on his year representing Maine education, Joe stated," I remain convinced that rural schools are good places to be in the state of Maine, and that they themselves will be the determining factor in what the essential public service of the future will look like."

Photo of Joe Hennessey

Photo of Joe Hennessey, Maine's 2019 Teacher of the Year.

Sense of Place

Mainers have a strong sense of place. There is opportunity everywhere to connect a sense of place with learning in our schools. Click on the Discover Maine Public Lands video below to hear about our commitment to our ecosystems and the wealth of learning connections across Maine. 


Curious about education in Maine? To learn more about education in Maine, follow this link to Maine Education Quick Facts

Wondering about life and work balance? Want to stay in the loop about happenings in Maine? Consider subscribing to Live and Work in Maine by following this Live + Work in Maine link and learning about opportunities. 

Keep a pulse on Maine Education


Diana Doiron
Education Workforce Development Specialist
Phone: 207-592-2128
Email Diana