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 and school administrative units. If you are curious about the certification requirements of other positions, follow the Certification and Credentialing button in the left column of this page. 

Maine DOE in collaboration with NewsCenter Maine launched a campaign to elevate the voices of Maine's education workforce. Follow the link to #LoveSchoolStaff,to view the videos and hear the voices of people working and making a positive impact in other positions in Maine school communities.

Consider spreading the word about the positive impact you see happening in a Maine school by following the Maine Schools Sharing Success button below. 

School Success Story

Each of the submitted stories is highlighted on Maine DOE's official Facebook and Twitter pages and shared in the Maine DOE Update, a weekly newsletter emailed to educators. 

2022 Robotics Event 

A photo of the robotics team from Gardiner engaged at the 2022 Robotics Event.



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