About Us

This website is a result of many organizations stepping into a virtual space to support teachers and families during COVID-19. The following organizations have been involved as members of our Creative Design Team, assisting in developing content and formatting of the website itself, as well as offering sessions to support teaching and learning.  It is our hope that this platform becomes a welcome resource for; organizations to share their amazing work, for teachers and educators to collaborate, and for families and students to access the rich array of resources that are right here in the great State of Maine! 

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Lead Organizations

Rural Aspirations Project

  • Korah Soll, Founding Director
Mission:

Expanding educational opportunities in rural Maine that develop and honor community while stimulating the innate curiosity of students and teachers.

Literacy Content Advisor

Island Readers & Writers

  • Alison Johnson, Director of School Programs
Mission:

We inspire a passion for reading and learning among children living on Maine’s coastal islands and in rural communities in Washington County, “inland islands.”  The relationships and partnerships we build are the key to IRW's success.

Science Content Advisors

Maine Environmental Education Association

  • Olivia Griset, Executive Director, olivia@meeassociation.org
Mission:

The Maine Environmental Education Association enhances and amplifies the efforts of individuals and organizations building environmental awareness, appreciation, understanding, and action in Maine.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

  • Sarah Hooper, Education Specialist
  • Bill Zoellick, Educator Emeritus
Mission:

Schoodic Institute engages people in responding to environmental change through research and learning. We offer programs and know-how to connect schools, communities, and nature through science.

Family & Wellness Advisors

Parenting Relationships Research Lab, University of Maine

  • Daniel Puhlman, Director
Mission:

To generate research and outreach geared towards helping families, scholars and professionals better understand the complexities of parenting relationships and work collaboratively with coparents and other parental figures to raise healthy and happy children.

Additional Partners

Island Institute

  • Yvonne Thomas, Community Development Officer - Education Specialist
Mission:

The Island Institute works to sustain Maine’s island and coastal communities, and exchanges ideas and experiences to further the sustainability of communities here and elsewhere.

UMaine College of Education & Human Development

Mission:

Drawing on a rich tradition of excellence, the College of Education and Human Development at Maine’s flagship university is committed to leading innovation in Maine’s PreK-12 schools, higher education institutions, and agencies that support academic, cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. We promote effective teaching and learning, identify critical issues, conduct research, and disseminate findings. Collaborating with external partners and experts across the University of Maine, we prepare our graduates to engage in ethical conduct, reflective practice, meaningful inquiry, and data-driven decision making in order to meet the increasingly diverse needs of our state and the world in which we live.

Web Designers

Redfin Solutions

  • Patrick Corbett, CEO
  • Chris Wells, CTO
Mission:

Our long-term partnerships establish the trust necessary to foster conversations that move organizations forward. We take your vision to the next level through proven strategy, design, development, and support. Rest easy knowing that your Redfin team will deliver a website that exceeds your expectations.

Thank you to the following Foundations:

Elmina B. Sewall Foundation

Mission:

The Elmina B. Sewall Foundation supports work in Maine to improve the well-being of people, animals, and the environment while fostering relationships that strive for social equity and community resilience.

Grass Roots Fund

Mission:

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund, inc. (Grassroots Fund) seeks to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities. The Fund uses stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change

Onion Foundation

Mission:

Our mission is to encourage conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and to promote music and the arts in the state of Maine.