Division of Secondary Education and Community Health


Bogar, Jacob
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Collet, Elizabeth
Part-TIme Faculty
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Dahm Larsen, Merrilee
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Glidden, Alexis
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Good, Kevin
Instructor of Special Education
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Degrees
2009 MA Government, Regent University; 2007 BS Government and Writing - Technical Focus, Oral Roberts University; 2012 MED Special Education, George Mason University
Areas of Expertise
Political Science: Economic Development, Emergency Management, International Relations, Policy Analysis
Special Education: Adaptive Environments, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, Assistive Technology Assessment, Assistive Technology Implementation, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Collaboration, Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities, Functional Behavioral Assessment, Inclusive Education, Learning Disabilities, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Response to Intervention

Kevin Good is an instructor in Special Education. His focus in special education has resulted in various experiences including teaching, research, advocacy, and consulting. Kevin’s primary teaching and research is on assistive technology (AT), inclusive education, teacher education, academic and behavioral instructional interventions, and best practices in instruction and technology use. His goal is to develop and mentor future teachers as they prepare to meet the needs of all learners. He is also excited to work with community members with their AT needs be it related to pk-12 education, higher education or life. As the Maine CITE Coordinator at UMF, Kevin seeks to help all individuals learn more about the roles of AT in the classroom and life. Currently, Kevin is finalizing his dissertation, which focuses on technology use for improving the writing skills of students with Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Hickey, Kristin
Administrative Specialist CL2
Phone: 207.778.7155
Howatt, Maria
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Luckraft, Elizabeth
Lecturer I Teaching Supervisor - Student Teaching Supervisor/Education
Phone: 207.778.7163
Degrees
2008 MS University of Southern Maine; 1983 BS University of Maine; 1992 MED University of Maine Orono
Areas of Expertise
Secondary Education: Social Studies: Field Supervision

Elizabeth Luckraft has spent much of her adult professional life in public schools as a teacher, mentor, and supervisor. She has taught students in grades 3, 5, 7 and 8 and has been a team leader at the middle school level.  As a mentor teacher for UMF student teachers early on in her teaching career, Elizabeth identified being a student teaching supervisor at UMF as an ideal position for her and is in her 16th year.  In this role she is able to support beginning teachers in applying their skills, buiding their confidence, and balancing priorities to learn how to manage the stresses and demands of the education profession and become a healthy, effective teacher.  Elizabeth has also involved in mind-body health as a therapist for numerous years specializing in body-centered mindfulness techniques to alleviate anxiety and depression. She currently supports UMF students on a part-time basis as a clinical counselor at the UMF Health Clinic.

MacLeod, Kate
Instructor of Special Education
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Degrees
2016 CAS Disability Studies, Syracuse University; 2012 MSED Special Education, Long Island University; 2007 BA Philosophy, New York University
Areas of Expertise
Special Education: Advocacy, Disability Studies, Inclusive Education, Special Education Law, Teacher Education

Kate's teaching, research, and consulting are guided by a passion for inclusive education and social justice. Her research is focused on best practices for the inclusion of secondary students with complex support needs, understanding the culture of inclusive schools, and inclusive teacher education, and has been published in journals such as Educational Leadership, Disability & Society, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, International Journal of Whole Schooling, and Rethinking SchoolsKate is a founding member of the Maine Coalition for Inclusive Education, and as a consultant and advocate, she works with administrators, teachers, and families to create inclusive schools that value diverse students. She is completing her PhD in Special Education at Syracuse University and when she isn't working, she loves to play music and spend time outdoors with her family.  

Marston, Misty
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Millette, Patricia
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Nordstrom, David
Lecturer I - Part Time
Phone: 207.778.7295
Overall, Theresa
Associate Professor of Secondary Education
Phone: 207.778.7049
Degrees
2007 PhD University of North Texas; 2001 MS University of North Texas; 1978 AB Hollins College
Areas of Expertise
Secondary Education: Math: Educational Technology, Gender Equity in Education, Mathematics Education

Dr. Overall came to University of Maine at Farmington in January 2007 as a visiting professor and was fortunate enough to be able to stay. Prior to earning degrees in the field of educational technology, Dr. Overall was teaching with computers in her mathematics classroom at The Lamplighter School in Dallas, the first elementary school in the world to have a computer in every classroom. She also served as technology coordinator, helping other teachers successfully utilize technology in their classroom. Dr. Overall has designed workshops and customized courses in technology integration and math education for schools in Maine and across the country. In the Secondary/Middle Education program, she currently teaches the 200-level technology integration and classroom management courses and co-designed the 300-level mathematics methods course. She is also a part of UMF’s Master’s program in Educational Leadership.

Patrie, Heidi
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Rintz, Stanley
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Rogers, Robert
Lecturer I - Part Time
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Smith, Karen
Instructor of Special Education
Phone: 207.778.7178
Degrees
2006 MED University of Maine; 1994 BSN University of Southern Maine
Areas of Expertise
Special Education: Paraeducators, Response to Intervention, Special Education Methods

Karen G. Smith is an Instuctor in the Special Education Department. She has many years of teaching experience as a Maine public school special educator at the elementary and middle levels. Her research and academic interests include special education methods, curriculum & instruction, response to intervention, and paraeducators. She is currently working toward her doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education at the University of Maine. Karen is proud to be a member of the UMF community because of its longstanding reputation for its quality special education teacher preparation program and because Farmington is the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

Swan, Matthew
Part-TIme Faculty
Phone: 207.778.7151
Tetzlaff, Dominique
Assistant Professor of Special Education
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Degrees
2009 MED Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 2017 PhD Special Education, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 1997 BA Psychology, William Paterson University
Areas of Expertise
Interactive Media:
Special Education:

Dominique has been in the field of education for almost ten years. She started her career as a special education teacher in a middle school serving at-risk students in a high poverty community. She recently completed her doctorate in special education at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and she specializes in high incidence disabilities, using technology for students with disabilities, and methods for teaching English Language Learners. Her dissertation study Using Mobile Technology to Increase the Math Achievement and Engagement of Students with Disabilities focused on the critical design features and implemention of mobile devices to support teacher-directed instruction. She hopes to further expand this research line to develop guidelines for using digital lessons in the core content areas for students with disabilities. Dominique is excited to be part of the UMF faculty and looks forward to enjoying the community with her family. 

Thompson, Clarissa
Associate Professor of English Middle-Secondary Ed
Phone: 207.778.7192
Degrees
1987 BA English, Wesleyan University; 1992 MED Curriculum and Instruction, Harvard Graduate School of Education; 2002 PhD Teacher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington
Areas of Expertise
Secondary Education: English: new teacher learning, pedagogy and prospective teachers

Clarissa Thompson teaches courses for prospective secondary and middle teachers.  For all students in the Secondary Education program, she teaches a Content Literacy course.  For students preparing to be English teachers, she teaches English Methods and Young Adult Literature.  Her interests, both teaching and research, center on new teachers, and the process of learning to teach, as well as the transition students go through, as they travel from their college and teacher preparation experience into their first few years of teaching.  She loves reading Young Adult Literature, both for work and for fun, as well as trying to make poetry a more daily and fun part of her classroom.  In what little free time she has, she loves baking cakes, looking at birds, and skiing and hanging out with her children.

Ward, Grace
Associate Professor of Middle & Secondary Education
Phone: 207.778.7508
Degrees
1992 EDD Nova Southeastern University; 1986 MED University of Southern Maine; 1978 BS University of Southern Maine
Areas of Expertise
Secondary Education: Math: Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Mathematics Education, Middle Level Education, Philosophy and History of Education, Technology Intergration

Grace J. Ward is an associate professor in the Secondary/Middle Education Department and the Educational Leadership Master’s Program. She worked in public education in Maine for 25 years as a mathematics teacher and administrator. Her research interests include technology integration, mathematics education, and team teaching for pre-service teachers. Dr. Ward has co-authored four papers published in the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference Proceedings. The paper “Technology Integration for Pre-Service Teachers in a Team-Taught Cohort Experience” was published in Research Highlights in Information Technology and Teacher Education 2009. By invitation, the paper was published in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Her teaching areas include curriculum, instruction, and assessment; middle level education; philosophy and history of education; and methods for teaching mathematics.

Wilson, Maja
Assistant Professor of Secondary Education
Phone: 207.778.7385
Degrees
2013 PhD English, University of New Hampshire
Areas of Expertise
Secondary Education: English: pedagogy and prospective teachers

Before joining the Secondary/Middle Education faculty at UMF, Maja Wilson taught for ten years in Michigan's public schools, and she was a lecturer in the Literacy Program at University of Maine, Orono. Her scholarly interests include writing assessment, automated essay scoring, teacher agency, the accountability movement, and the history and consequences of behaviorism in American education.  She is the author of Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment (Heinemann, 2006), which won the Conference on English Education's James Britton Award in 2007.  In addition, her work has been published in several edited collections and in Educational Leadership, Rethinking Schools, English Journal, Kappan, Education Week, Journal of Teaching Writing, and the Washington Post Answer Sheet.  She currently teaches History and Philosophy of Education and Introduction to Secondary/Middle Education. 

Yeaton-Evans, Elizabeth
Lecturer II Teaching Supervisor
Phone: 207.778.7375
Degrees
1987 BS Secondary Social Science Education, University of Maine at Orono; 1998 MED Secondary Education, University of Maine at Orono
Areas of Expertise
Secondary Education: Social Studies: Field Supervision