Phase 3 MAAI Teacher Leaders Announced!

May 29, 2013

Look to your visual and performing arst education leaders

screen-shot-2012-05-14-at-9-26-16-pmAlmost exactly one year ago the teacher leaders were announced for the second phase of the Maine Arts Assessment Initiative. I am excited to share with you that teacher leaders have been selected for phase 3 of the initiative. In June they will attend a 3-day professional development institute at Maine College of Art in Portland expanding their knowledge in assessment, leadership, technology, and creativity. During the 2013-14 school year the teacher leaders will present workshops:

Watch for the blog posts with more information on the opportunities provided by the third 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 third phase are many of the teacher leaders from phase 1 and 2! Thank you for your continued support, interest, and for taking on the role of leader!


  • SUSAN BARRE – Waterville Schools, grades 5-12
  • JENNIFER ETTER – York Middle School, grades 5-8
  • JUDY FRICKE – Main Street Music Studios, Early childhood
  • PATRICIA GORDAN – Raymond Elementary School, grades K-8
  • LINDA MCVETY – Songo Locks Elementary School, grades K-5
  • JENNI NULL – Songo Locks Elementary School, grades K-6


  • SASHA BLADEN – Enfield Station School, grades PK-5
  • AMY COUSINS – Gorham Middle School, grades 6-8
  • MELANIE CROWE – Marshwood Middle School, grades 6-8
  • SUZANNE GOULET – Waterville Senior High School, grades 9-12
  • LISA INGRAHAM – Madison Elementary School, grades K-4
  • BRIAN McPHERSON – Woodside Elementary School, grades K-5


  • BETH LAMBERT – Carrabec High School, grades 9-12
  • LISA NEAL – Nokomis 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.

Teacher leaders at winter planning session - 2013

Teacher leaders at winter planning session – 2013

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