Michele Mailhot's Biography
Michele joined the Maine Department of Education in July 2009 as the mathematics specialist and Penquis regional representative. In her role at the Maine DOE, she works with a wide audience of stakeholders in education across the state. Some of her current work includes aiding schools in implementing the math standards in the Maine Learning Results, recently updated to include the Common Core State Standards, State Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Committee, Next Generation Science Standards and Math in Career and Technical Education Initiative. Michele also coordinates the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. She works with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (State assessment) as the teacher involvement coordinator, State lead team member and an item reviewer. Michele also conducts item review for the National Center and State Collaborative assessment (alternate assessment) as well. She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics and the Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine.
Before accepting the position of mathematics specialist, Michele was a grade 7/8 math teacher for nine years and a high school math teacher for two years. In addition to her work in the classroom and at the State level, she also has worked as an independent contractor with NASA developing curriculum for teachers across the nation that is aligned with the CCSSM with a focus on the integration of mathematics, science and literacy.
Michele holds a Maine Professional Teacher Licensure in Secondary Education, 7-12 Mathematics. She is a fellow of the Academy of Mathematics Leadership. Michele earned her Masters in Education with a concentration in mathematics for grades six through eight from Walden University, her Masters in Education from the University of Maine and her Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Maine at Farmington.