Congratulations to the new NBCTs in Maine!  Twenty-two MEA members have successfully completed this rigorous process and attained National Board Certification. 

Ryan Avery, Gardiner TA                     

Toni Barboza, RSU 19 EA       

Courtney Cole, RSU 19 EA

Gordon Crosby, RSU 16 EA   

Anne Dalphin, Portland EA  

Marie Dickson, Lewiston EA          

Jennifer Dorman, SAD 54 EA             

Katie Dutil, Augusta EA       

Patricia Foster, Megunticook TA     

Michael Hayashida, RSU 16 EA

Nell Herrmann, Penobscot Bay TA            

Hillary Hoyt, Education Association 22        

Rebecca Humphrey, Falmouth EA

Sonya Logan, Tri-County TA

Jennifer Lunt, Portland EA

Gayle Martin, Winslow EA

Angela McLaughlin, Orono EA

Dawn Pendergrass, Thorton Academy TA

Laura Phelps, Sagadahoc EA

Venise Philbrick, Tri Town Education Assn.

Emily Powers, Lewiston EA            

Emilie Throckmorton, Bangor EA

Interested in learning more about National Board certification?  Go to and consider joining other candidates in this endeavor that many call the best professional development there is. 

There are scholarships available to help with the cost; FMI go to:

To hear what NBCTs have to say about the process go to: