Maine DOE partners with the UMF for mathematics coaching

Title I schools identified as Priority within Maine who also demonstrate challenges with mathematics performance, have the opportunity to utilize program improvement funds to support participation in the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project (MMCP) through the University of Maine Farmington’s Office of Graduate Studies.

The MMCP is designed to support districts and educators seeking to improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics further supporting PreK-8 teachers transitioning to the role of elementary mathematics coach. Coaching provides embedded professional development and the building of capacity both within the district and the state increasing the opportunity for all students to master the rigorous requirements in this global society.

As part of Maine’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver, Maine has identified Title I schools with the lowest three-year combined average achievement and lack of progress as Priority schools. Maine DOE continues to provide additional resources to Title I Priority schools to further support school improvement planning, implementation and progress. The following Priority schools are eligible to receive program improvement funds should the district choose to participate in the MMCP.

Priority Schools:

District Schools
Eastport Public Schools Shead High School
East Range CSD East Range II
Harmony Public Schools Harmony Elementary School
Machiasport Public Schools Fort O’Brien School
RSU 3 Monroe Elementary
Mt. View Elementary
Troy Central
RSU 4 Sabattus Primary School
RSU 8 Vinalhaven School
RSU 19 Hartland Consolidated School
Somerset Valley Middle School
RSU 24 Sumner Memorial High School
RSU 39 Limestone Community School
RSU 40 Miller School
RSU 44 Andover Elementary
RSU 5 Katahdin Middle/High School
RSU 74 Garret Schenck School
RSU 83 Moscow Elementary
RSU 84 East Grand School
South Portland James Otis Kahler Elementary School

For further information relating to participation and enrollment in the MMCP, contact UMF’s Sandra MacArthur at sandra.macarthur@maine.edu or 778-7186. For further information relating to Title I school improvement, contact the Department’s ESEA Title I Director Janette Kirk, at janette.kirk@maine.gov or 624-6707.