Be a Part of the School Community


Why Have a Role in a School Community?

Every person in every role in a school community brings something unique to the learners and to the learning spaces we are creating together.

Consider joining our Maine education community. Anyone 18 years or older who is working in a school administrative unit  and anyone working in a contract with a school  administrative unit must complete a background check approval (CHRC) based on fingerprints. To learn more about fingerprinting, follow the Certification and Credentialing button below.

Certification and Credentialing

Educational Technicians offer essential learning support to students. To learn more about the certification requirements for the three certification levels for educational technician, follow the Certification & Credentialing button above. 

School Bus Drivers are the first people to meet students each school day. The first ones to create a space of safety and belonging on the journey to and from school. To learn more about how to become a bus driver, follow the link to Maine Bus Driver Information. 

School Food Service Professionals are at school bright and early to prepare nutritious breakfast and lunches. Their efforts ensure no student is trying to learn on an empty stomach. To learn more about how to become a food service director, follow the link to Maine Food Service Director Information


Together We Create Positive Impact 

There are many more examples of people making a positive impact in Maine schools. Each October, the Maine DOE invites students, friends, families, community members, educational organizations or associations, co-workers, and supervisors to nominate school employees for the Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award. The invitation is shared through a Maine DOE Newsroom article so place a reminder in your calendar and nominate someone who really shines with service. 

Consider spreading the word about good things happening in Maine schools by clicking on the School Success Story button below and completing the quick form for the Maine DOE newsroom to share. 

School Success Story  



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Diana Doiron
Education Workforce Development Specialist
Phone: 207-592-2128
Email Diana