UMF Education graduates work in schools across Maine, throughout the U.S., and around the world.
Adam Chabot '11 Creative Writing. English teacher / J.V. hockey coach. Kents Hill School. Kents Hill, Maine.
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 Magnusson '06 Community Health Education. Physical Education teacher and soccer coach at Buckfield Junior-Senior High School, varsity boy's basketball coach at Dirigo High School in Dixfield, Maine. Named his high school division's 2012 "Coach of the Year" by the Maine Assoc. of Basketball Coaches.
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.
Sarah McKeown ‘12 Secondary Education – Mathematics. Calculus Teacher and Dorm Parent at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, Maine.
The Best Begin at Farmington
The 2015 Maine “Teacher of the Year” recipient, Jennifer Dorman ’93, is a UMF Education graduate. Four of the 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year finalists were UMF Education grads. And five of the past 7 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
A recent survey found 17 percent of all teachers in Maine schools hold a UMF degree.