“My Hero Works at School” Essay Contest

The MEA is pleased to join with the Portland Sea Dogs for its annual “My Hero Works at School” essay contest. Students are encouraged to write a short essay, no more than 300 words, about their school hero. Two winners will be selected and receive tickets to a 2024 Sea Dogs game for themselves, their family and their school hero.

DEADLINE: April 26, 2024
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Maine Educator Magazine Cover Contest

The Maine Educator will feature a cover designed by a Maine public school art student depicting the theme “What I Love About Maine.” Submissions can be any form of art and should be 8.5” by 11” or able to be photographed. Please advise students that the magazine title will be across the top and 2.5” high. The artist will want to make sure there is nothing important to the piece at the top, as it may be obscured by the title. Entries must include the name of the student, the school, and the submitting teacher’s name and email.

WHO: Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 – Based on entries, an indeterminate number of finalists will be selected, with one overall winner chosen from the finalists to have their work on the cover of the magazine.
DEADLINE: April 26, 2024
FMI: Visit our Awards & Grants page

MEA Member Maylinda Boynton Crowned

Maylinda Boynton, a teacher in Lincoln at Mattanawcook Academy and Mattanawcook Jr High School, was crowned International Service Sweetheart in the American Women of Service Pageant! The American Women of Service is a community service-based pageant focused on empowering women and fostering community service. Congratulations Maylinda!

MEA Member NFHS Music Outstanding Educator Award

MEA member and Board Director for District A, Pam Kinsey, is one of 22 educators recognized nationally as the Outstanding Music Educator from the NFHS. Pam is the sole K-12 Music Teacher in Easton. Congratulations, Pam!

MEA Member Stacey Taylor Recognized with the “Guardian of the Roads” Award

Stacey Taylor from South Portland was recognized with the “Guardian of the Roads” award by the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrator Association. Guardians of the Roads are Bus Drivers across Maine that play a significant role in the education of student athletes.