Arts Assessment Teacher Leaders: Phase 2

May 14, 2012

Look to your arts education leaders

Almost exactly one year ago the teacher leaders were announced for the first phase of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. I am excited to write this blog post to let you know who has been selected for the second phase of the initiative. During the summer they will attend a 4-day professional development institute at Maine College of Art in Portland expanding their knowledge in assessment, leadership, and technology. During the 2012-13 school year the teacher leaders will lead regional workshops throughout Maine. Watch for the blog posts with more information on the opportunities provided by the second phase of the initiative! CONGRATULATIONS to the following arts educators for stepping forward and taking on this important work across Maine! Continuing with the initiative for the second phase are almost all of our teacher leaders from last year! Thank you for your continued support, interest, and for taking on the role of leader!


  • CARMEL COLLINS, Lake Region High School


  • ANDREA WOLLSTADT – Biddeford Intermediate School, grades 4 and 5, John F. Kennedy School, grade K
  • ANDRIA CHASE – Corinth Schools, grades 4-12
  • ASHLEY SMITH – Brunswick High School, grades 9-12
  • BONNIE ATKINSON – Machias School District, grades K-5
  • DREW ALBERT – Maranacook School District, grades 5-12
  • JANE KIRTON – Sanford High School, grades 9-12
  • JARIKA OLBERG – Waynflete School, grades 4-12
  • MARI-JO HEDMAN – Ft. Fairfield Schools, grades K-12
  • SARAH WILLIAMS – Glenburn School, grades 2-8


  • BARB WEED – Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, grades 6-8
  • DANETTE KERRIGAN – Sacoppee Valley Middle School, grades 6-8
  • GLORIA HEWETT – Mount View Middle School, grades 6-8
  • LEONE DONOVAN – Messalonskee High School, grades 9-12
  • PAM OUELLETTE – Lisbon High School, grades 9-12
  • SAMANTHA DAVIS – Sumner Memorial High School, grades 9-12
  • SUSAN BEAULIER – Ashland Schools, grades K-12
  • SUZANNE SOUTHWORTH – Camden Hills Regional High School, grades 9-12

The Maine Arts Assessment Initiative wiki is located at http://maineartsassessment.pbworks.com. The Maine Department of Education has a webpage devoted to the initiative at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/vpa.

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