PRIORITY NOTICE: Virtual Meeting Schedule – Thursday 4/2

Virtual office hour schedule for Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Maine Department of Education continues to schedule virtual office hours with Department Specialist to support educators and administrators during extended remote learning. During these meetings, our specialists will be available to provide support and guidance regarding distance learning and school supports, as well as to facilitate networking and resource sharing between educators.

As a reminder, virtual meeting schedules are regularly updated on this web page: Department will continue scheduling content specific office hours as needed.

Please note that Department staff hosting the virtual meetings have ramped up security measures to keep out participants that are attempting to hack into the meetings for reasons other than to participate in education related conversations.

Virtual Office Hours:

(Please note: some meetings have a 100 person max capacity.)


World Language – language specific breakout rooms Lavinia Rogers 7:00
Brain Centered Emotional Support Kellie Bailey 8:30
School Nursing Emily Poland 8:30  Password required, please email
Pre K Open Office Hours Nicole Madore 9:00
K-12 Dance Office Hour Jason Anderson 10:00
Special Education: High School/Transition Special Ed Consultants 10:00
Adult Education– HiSET Instruction Amy Poland 10:00
School Safety Rob Susi, Jonathan Shapiro 10:00

meeting contact:

Elementary Literacy Danelle Saucier 10:00

Password required, Danielle Saucier
K-12 Theatre Office Hour Jason Anderson 11:00
SPPS/ SAC Mary Adley 11:00
CTE Middle School Resources Meg Harvey w/Diana Doiron 11:00 
Elementary Social Studies – Panel Discussion with Teacher Leaders Joe Schmidt w/ Elem. Teacher Leaders 11:00 

Password required, email Joe Schmidt
Teaching Using Osher Map Library Online Resources Joe Schmidt w/ Libby Bischof & Renee Keul from Osher Map Library 1:00

Password required, email Joe Schmidt
“Meaningful but Manageable” Follow-up session Jason Anderson w/Rob Westerberg, York HS Music Educator 2:00
Career and Education Development Networking Diana Doiron 2:00 
SEL Content Hour Kellie Bailey 2:00
Teaching Using Desmos (2 hours) Michele & Jen 1:00 – 3:00
ELA 6-12 Office Hourse Morgan Dunton 3:00
Social Studies PK-12 Joe Schmidt 3:00 

Password required, email Joe Schmidt
ESEA Federal Programs Update and Office Hour Shelly Chasse-Johndro 3:00
Brain Centered Emotional Support Bear Shea 3:30
Health Ed & Physical Ed on Using Google Classroom and supporting distance learning tools Jean Zimmerman and Susan Berry 4:00

Password required, email Susan Berry

World Language – language specific breakout rooms Lavinia Rogers 4:00
Alternative Ed “after hours edition” Heather Whitaker (2020 Maine Teacher of the Year 4:00