Welcome! There is a "can-do" spirit in Maine and a strong sense of place. Maine's education community is tight-knit and committed to creating learning spaces that meet students where they are, tap into their curiosity, and guide their learning in relevant, impactful ways. Maine honors and values the expertise of its educators. Maine teachers have the autonomy to design their instructional experiences and curriculum decisions are made locally at the school and school administrative unit level. Go to Certification and Credentialing to learn more about become certified to teach or lead in a Maine school. If you are employed as a teacher outside of Maine or if you are transitioning from a career outside of education to teaching in Maine, go to MainePERS fact sheet for some important information.
The Maine Teacher of the Year Program celebrates and elevates the contributions of Maine teachers. Matthew Bernstein is the 2023 Maine Teacher of the Year and was a member of the 2022 Maine County Teachers of the Year. The video message below was created by the 2020 Maine County Teachers of the Year. This heartfelt message continues to ring true today and exemplifies the energy and passion of Maine educators.
Education Workforce Development Specialist