This year MCELA has new leadership. Carrie Barbosa–who generously served as MCELA president these past two years leading our abrupt shift from an in-person conference to online webinars, book studies, and author talks–has moved to Portugal. We are so thankful for all that she did to support literacy in Maine during that time.
Patti Forster, English teacher at Camden Hills Regional High School, will be taking the lead as the new MCELA president, as we transition back to the in-person conference.
Yes! Our conference is back! March 17, 2023 at the Westin in Portland. Save the date! Get your PD funding and approval early. Conference details on Events and Programs tab.
Todd McKinley, instructional coach and middle school ELA teacher at heart, will be our vice president.
Bre Allard, Literacy Coach at Lewiston Middle School, is stepping up as our secretary.
Sheila Bennett, English teacher at John Bapst Memorial High School, is returning as our Treasurer.
We also have a very experienced and committed Executive Board to help guide us and support our important work to improve the teaching of literacy across the state (learn more about our Executive Board on the MCELA Leadership Tab).
2022-23 MCELA Goals: