Academic Affiliates: MMEA - TEAM
MAINE MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION - MMEA
Sylvia "Sam" Moore-Young, president
Sabattus Central School
Web site: www.mainemmea.org
The Maine Music Educators Association, and its national affiliate, MENC: National Association for Music Education, are committed to work for the welfare of music educators, the advancement of music education, and the improvement of instructional opportunities for all. To develop and promote the adoption of practices, policies, and standards that mark this profession. To help to unify and strengthen the music-teaching profession, and to secure and maintain the existence of school music programs in the State of Maine. To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the music teaching profession and to present their individual and common interests before the Maine State Board of Education, their designees, and other legal authorities.
MAINE READING ASSOCIATION - MRA
Anne Thompson, president
The Maine Reading Association's mission is to facilitate opportunities for all persons to be lifelong learners who use literacy for a variety of purposes; to encourage professional growth and literacy development through current research and information; and to support a lifetime love of reading and writing.
MAINE SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION - MESCA
Elena Perrello, president
Eddington Elementary School (SAD 63)
Web site: www.meschoolcounselor.org
School counselors help students reach their potential educationally, socially, and emotionally. School counselors work with teachers to present a guidance curriculum to all students based on their developmental stage. Counselors also help individual students establish personal and career plans, as well as responding to immediate needs and stresses in students' lives. MESCA publishes four newsletters a year and sponsors an annual conference for school counselors.
MAINE SCIENCE TEACHERS ASSOCIATION - MSTA
Mary Whitten, president
Gardiner High School
The Maine Science Teachers Association represents science teachers (K-16) and other educators throughout the state of Maine. Our goal is to encourage and promote exemplary science teaching and learning for all Maine teachers and students. MSTA publishes a newsletter four times per year, has an annual conference, mini-grants program, and special projects. Affiliated with the National Science Teachers Association.
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF MAINE - TEAM
Mark Dissell, president
Falmouth Middle School
The Technology Education Association of Maine (TEAM) is the representative body for Maine's teachers of technology education (also includes programs and teachers of Industrial Arts). It is the purpose of the Association to promote, define, stimulate, coordinate, and strive for the ideal form of technology education as a vital aspect of education for all students on all levels in schools in the State of Maine.
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