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Robert G. Hasson, Jr.Hasson
Commissioner | Maine Department of Education

A former teacher, special education director, principal, and a long-time superintendent at MSAD 51, Commissioner Hasson has spent nearly his entire career immersed in Maine’s education system.

Most recently, a director within the Maine Department of Education (DOE) working on teacher certification, Commissioner Hasson came to the Maine DOE after serving as the Deputy Executive Director for Maine School Management, and the Executive Director of Maine School Superintendents Association.

Commissioner Hasson comes from a family of educators. A math teacher, his father taught at Paris High School, South Portland Public Schools, Long Creek Youth Development Center and Southern Maine Community College. His mother taught at the elementary level for South Portland Public Schools, his wife Sue is a teacher at Holy Cross in South Portland, and his daughter Meghan is an Ed Tech at Acadia Academic, a public charter school in Lewiston.

Not only is he well versed with education policies, rules and statues within the realm of Maine’s education system, he is well aware of the needs and challenges in the everyday lives of students, parents, educators and administrators.

In addition to his role leading the Department’s efforts to serve the many needs of Maine school districts and other educational entities, Commissioner Hasson sits on a number of education boards and councils within the New England region including the University of Maine System, State Workforce, New England Board of Higher Education, and Maine Commission for Community Service to name a few.

Commissioner Hasson holds a bachelor of science from St. Joseph’s College, a master’s in education from Fitchburg State College, and completed his doctoral work in education at Boston College.

A native of the great state of Maine, Hasson is a long time resident of South Portland. He is married, has a son and a daughter, and two grandchildren.


Robert G. Hasson, Jr., Commissioner
Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333