UMF Education graduates work in schools across Maine, throughout the U.S., and around the world.
Shelly Moody '98, Elementary Education. Third and fourth grade teacher, Williams Elementary School in Oakland, Maine. Named Maine's 2011 Teacher of the Year.
Luke Shorty '03, Mathematics. Executive Director of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, the renowned science and mathematics magnet high school Limestone, Maine. Also earned a Master's degree in Mathematics at Montana State University.
Shannon Shanning '00, Public Health and Special Education. Special Education teacher at the Bruce M. Whittier Middle School in Poland, Maine. Named the 2013 Maine Teacher of the Year -- the first special education teacher to ever receive the award.
Kristie Clark '91, Elementary Education. English Language Learner (ELL) Director for Lewiston, Maine, Public Schools. The 2010 recipient of a Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for excellence in teaching.
Travis Magnuson '06. Physical Education teacher and soccer coach at Buckfield Junior-Senior High School, Buckfield, Maine and varsity boy's basketball coach at Dirigo High School in Dixfield, Maine. Named 2012 Maine High School Basketball Coach of the Year.
Allie Malmstrom '10, Elementary Education. First grade teacher at the Etna-Dixmont School in Etna, Maine. Rick Hardy '76, Elementary Education. Sixth grade teacher Cascade Brook School in Farmington, Maine.
A recent survey found 17 percent of all teachers in Maine schools hold a UMF degree. And four of the last six “Maine Teacher of the Year” recipients were UMF Education graduates. Plus, UMF graduates have been named Teacher of the Year in other states as well (N.H., Vt., to name a few).
Where they Teach
- Carrabassett Valley
- Kents Hill
- Mars Hill
- Mt. Desert Island
- Norway / Paris
- Presque Isle
And in schools in:
- New Hampshire
- New York
- Rhode Island