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 teaching credential that address an area on Maine's current Teacher Shortage List and that teaching license is from another state, the District of Columbia, a territory of the United States, or another country, you may qualify for a reciprocal professional Maine teacher credential. For more information, click on Maine DOE Certification and Credentialing

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 experience, 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, click on Maine DOE Data Warehouse.

Wondering about life and work balance? Want to stay in the loop about happenings in Maine? Check-out the Live and Work in Maine website. 

Keep a pulse on Maine Education


Diana Doiron
Education Workforce Development Specialist
Phone: 207-592-2128
Email: Diana.Doiron@maine.gov