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Welcome to New Director [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Congratulations to Susan Tuthill on her retirement and to Hannah Bard in her new role as Director of Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education!  


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on July 1, 2015 | Read more in: News

2015 Graduates [Crooked River Adult Education / Fryeburg Area Adult Education]

Congratulations to all. AdultEdGradSketches2015.pdf


Posted by Darlene Perry  on June 30, 2015

Maine College Transition Information [Spruce Mountain Adult Education]

Some news to pass on to you.


Posted by Tammy Gordon  on June 29, 2015

Celebration Newsletter [MSAD #27 Adult and Community Education]



Posted by Heidi Michaud  on June 24, 2015

Firearms Hunter Safety Course [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

Firearms Hunter Safety Course

Homestudy required and must be present both days

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

and Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

For more information on this course, click the link below:

Eastern Aroostook  Adult & Community Education, Caribou Learning Center, 75 Bennett Drive Caribou, Maine.  We are between Docs Place & the wellness center, and across the drive from the county federal credit union.  Please call to register: (207) 493-4272

Need a closer course to you, or one at a more conveniant time?

Visit Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:


Posted by Karen Rockwell  on June 23, 2015 | Read more in: Safety Courses

Enrichment instructor and son make Maine proud! [Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education]

Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education instructor Jonathan Alexis and son, Jon Alexis Jr. compete in American Ninja Warrior, exemplifying the spirit of adventure and learning!


Posted by Shelley McGowan  on June 23, 2015

Congratulations Graduates 2015 [Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education]

The marching graduates the of the Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education program include,

from left, front row:  Chana Yagod, Erin Patton, Levon Francis, Samantha Plummer-Morgan, Angelica Quinones, Leah McEwen, Courtney Walsh and Jazmine Hooey. 

Back row:  Christopher Skidgel, Zachary Still, Joseph Ouellette and Michael Coventry.

Congratulations to our 103 high school diploma and HiSET graduates this 2014/2015 year of RSU39 Eastern Aroostook Adult and Community Education program!  Ninteen students passed the HiSET exam with college and career readiness levels.  Marching graduates achieving this were honored with a medallion at the ceremony, they include: Erin Patton, Courtney Walsh, Christopher Skidgel, Zachary Still and Michael Coventry.  Also, Nicholas Bailey, Dean Penney and Michael Richards were present and honored with a medallion.



Posted by Karen Rockwell  on June 22, 2015

Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education Graduates 14! [Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education]

Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education

Class of 2015!

Photo: Back (l to r) Nicholas Southard, Sean Perkins  Front: (l to r) Jennifer Ames, Tina Marie Smith, and Megan LaFontaine.  Not in photo: Alex Benard, Sheena Brinnick, Ashley Cormier, James Kiwior, Evan Lane, Danielle Prevost, Jennifer Seger, Jeffrey Watson, and Anonymous.  

Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education held its 2015 Graduation Ceremony in early June at Gray-New Gloucester High School.  Five graduates were in attendance and supported by many family members and friends in the audience.  

Superintendent, Bruce Beasley and Director, Stephanie Haskins presented students with their diplomas and Juila Edwards from Central Maine Community College awarded Jennifer Ames with the Courage to Grow Award and Scholarship. Keynote speaker, Principal, Gloria Noyes, provided words of enrcouragement and hope to students and pianist Lindsay Cook entertained the audience. High School and HiSET diplomas were earned by 14 students during the 2014-2015 school year. 

Gray-New Gloucester Adult & Community Education is located at GNG High School.  In addition to high school completion, GNGAE offers college transitions, career counseling, CNA, EMT, and many enrichment opportunities.  Please call 657-9612 or e-mail for more information.  Also, like us on facebook to keep up-to-date on upcoming classes and events. 



Posted by Stephanie Haskins  on June 22, 2015

Lewiston Adult Education Faculty Members Honored [Lewiston Adult Education]


Anne Kemper and Amy Poland at the Maine Adult Education Association awards luncheon.


Two members of the Lewiston Adult Education faculty were recognized at the Maine Adult Education Association annual awards luncheon on June 18. Anne Kemper was honored with the Gerald R. Levasseur Award, and Amy Poland was honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award.

Anne Kemper has been the Adult Basic Education Counselor/Coordinator with LAE for over 30 years. Ms. Kemper was a founding member of the Adult Learning Center faculty, and in throughout her tenure instilled the value of community into every aspect of the Center’s programming and culture. Adult learners face many barriers, but Ms. Kemper tackles each one of their challenges and provides the support and encouragement needed to keep students moving forward. Her commitment to the larger community of lifelong learning extends well beyond the Adult Learning Center. She is actively involved with the Lewiston Public Library, the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, and Androscoggin Head Start and Childcare. As Rick Speer, Lewiston Public Library Director, noted, “Anne is always looking out for her students, and always ready to go to bat for them in order to help them achieve their education and workplace aspirations.”

Students and colleagues alike recognize Ms. Kemper as an inspirational leader who faces each challenge head-on to create a professional learning environment. She raises people up, and constantly nurtures the lifelong learning community.

Although Ms. Kemper will be retiring this summer, her impact on the Lewiston Adult Education program will have a lasting effect not only on adult learners in Lewiston, but adult learners and Adult Education programs across the state.

Amy Poland, Lewiston Adult Education’s College Transition Program instructor, was recognized for her work helping adult learners develop the academic skills and confidence to pursue a college degree. Ms. Poland helps her students set goals, anticipate barriers, and develop persistence and resiliency by embedding a reflective way of thinking into her daily interactions with students. Ms. Poland utilizes the cohort model to foster a culture of community among her students: her students support and encourage one another in the same manner that she supports and encourages them. In addition to her work in Lewiston, Ms. Poland has worked tirelessly to create opportunities in Lisbon and RSU 16. She was also recognized for her leadership as a teacher coach with the College and Career Readiness Standards.

Although Ms. Poland will be leaving the classroom to take on the role of ABE Counselor/Coordinator following Ms. Kemper’s retirement, the work she did to develop the College Transitions curriculum will have a lasting impact on college-bound adults for years to come.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on June 18, 2015 | Read more in: News

Graduation 2015 [Spruce Mountain Adult Education]











Our 2015 Graduates 

Left to right: Heather, Hillary, Josh, Julie and Ting.  

Not pictured: Mike, Randy, and Adrian



Michelle, Betsy and Josh

Ting, Tammy and Janet           

Ting and Superintendent Healey                                                                                              

   Speaker Tonia Roberson 

       Josh, Betsy, Ting and Michelle                       

      Left to right: Julie and November 

                                      Superintendent Healey and Josh 


Posted by Tammy Gordon  on June 17, 2015