Regional Contacts for Regionalization Grants and RSCs

The Maine Department of Education is focused on improving educational services, increasing student achievement, and creating efficiencies through creative regional partnerships.

As we work together with local districts to help facilitate regional efforts, the Maine DOE frame these efforts under an overarching program called EMBRACE: Enabling Maine students to benefit from regional and coordinated approaches to education.

In our effort to provide the highest level of service to Maine schools and to help focus conversations, visions, and goals that improve education for all Maine students, two members of our staff will specialize in specific superintendent regions for regional service center, EEOG and FEDES grants.

Jennifer Pooler, the Department’s Regionalization Project Manager, will focus on the following superintendent’s regions:
  • Cumberland
  • Kennebec
  • Mid-Coast
  • Penquis
  • Washington
Jennifer can be reached at or 624-6783.

Deb Lajoie, the Department’s Regionalization Coordinator, will focus on the following superintendent’s regions:
  • Aroostook
  • Hancock
  • Western Maine
  • York
Deb can be reached at or 624-6613.