Who We Are
MOOSE Content Creators
MOOSE Content Creators are the heart of the work we do with MOOSE and are found through open calls for applications two or more times a year. All Maine educators are eligible to apply (e.g., including classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and representatives from Maine educational organizations such as museums, libraries, educational centers, etc.). Content Creators are tasked with creating modules that center on interdisciplinary, project-based learning experiences that are accessible and inclusive. These stipend-based positions involve an average of 8-10 hours a week over the span of roughly 5 months and include substantial professional development and community building.
MOOSE Team Leaders
MOOSE Team Leaders facilitate a team of Content Creators in the design and creation of engaging and accessible modules that focus on identified topic areas. Team Leaders are all former MOOSE Content Creators who have had particular success both in building their own modules and in leading their peers in the work. These are full-time positions and are filled both by Distinguished Educators from Maine classrooms and other contracted educators.
Meet the Core MOOSE Team
Jenn Page, PhD, MOOSE Project Manager
Jenn Page joins the MOOSE project bringing with her 5 years of Maine public school teaching and 6 years as the Director of Education at the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. Jenn specializes in designing transformative, place-based student learning experiences and is adept at facilitating others to do the same. Outside of MOOSE, she works as a sustainable leadership strategist, helping educators and other leaders create sustainable systems change without sacrificing their wellness in the process. Jenn also serves on the Board of the Maine Environmental Education Association, the University of Maine Honors College, and is an adjunct instructor with Antioch University. She lives in midcoastal Maine on the unceded Territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy (Penobscot Nation) with her husband and their cat, Loki, where she is learning to connect more deeply with her own sense of place and loves keeping everything organized (and visually appealing!) with bullet journaling and paper planning.
Stephanie Connors, MEd, MOOSE Team Leader, Applied Ethics
Stephanie Connors is the MOOSE Team Leader for the Applied Ethics Team. This is her third year on the MOOSE Project. She began as a Content Creator in Year 1 then as the Team Leader for the Career Readiness Learning Progression in Year 2. Before that, she worked in Maranacook Schools having taught at Mt. Vernon Elementary for 4 years. Prior to that, she worked in various grade levels in both Regular and Special Education for 10 years. Freshly graduated with a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology from University of Maine, Stephanie thought that she would give MOOSE 1.0 a try Summer 2020. “This project brings out the best in what education might be-creative, engaging, and academically rich. Participating in the initiative helped me grow as a classroom teacher and look at classroom instruction through a new lens.” Stephanie has also presented her ideas at ACTEM, The Summer Tech Institute through the University of Maine, DOE Social Studies Teachers as Leaders Webinar series and the DOE Maine Educator Summit 2022. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine. Always up for a challenge or to try something new, Stephanie is excited to be on this learning journey with Instructional Designers and fellow DOE team members. Stephanie prides herself on being someone who can look at things differently. In her free time, if her nose isn’t buried in a book, she likes to be outside hiking, gardening, kayaking or being creative cooking, sewing, or knitting. She’s married and has two amazing kids, aged 25 and 14. She often attends virtual meetings with her Assisticat, Smudge.
Andrew Doak, MOOSE Team Leader, Cyber Security
Andrew Doak joins the MOOSE Year 3 as the Cybersecurity Team Leader. He comes to the DOE from the Maine Ocean School where he served for three years as Humanities Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Program Committee Chair and Assistant Building Administrator, and has been a content creator since second module in January 2021. Before that, Andrew spent 8 years in Special Education, Teaching in the Day-Treatment and Resource Room settings all in central Maine where he has lived his adult life. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Maine with a double major in Secondary Social Studies and History, and a minor in Political Science. In his free time, Andrew is often known to be entertaining friends and family with large meals and wild yarns, golfing, reading or watching fantasy series and tinkering on computers.
Jaime Halbmaier-Stuart, MEd, MOOSE Team Leader, Iteration & Improvement
Jaime Halbmaier-Stuart, Iteration and Improvement Team Leader in MOOSE Year 3, joins the DOE by way of MSAD 60 where she has worked for the last 21 years. Jaime has a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. As part of MOOSE in Year One, Jaime designed modules in both Quarters 3 and Quarter 4, and in MOOSE Year 2 Jaime led the STEAM Team. She is thrilled to be a part of MOOSE as a Team Leader, and can’t wait share all the great things MOOSE has to offer with her colleagues all over the state of Maine. Jaime is married to a great guy whose name is also Jamie, and they live in Sanford with their Carin Terriers Gus-Gus and Thug Rose (Rosie).
Rohan Henry, MOOSE Team Leader, Maine African-American History & Culture
Rohan Henry, African-American History and Culture Team Leader in MOOSE Year 3, joins the DOE after working for Portland Public Schools for 14 years. Rohan has taught Social Pragmatics, Phonics reading programs and English language acquisition. Rohan has a Master's Degree in Education with a dual concentration of Special Education and English Language Instruction. Rohan is proud to be a founding advisor to one of the first Black Student Unions on the high school level in Maine and proud to have served on PPS committees that are developing Wabanaki Studies and Black History Studies. Exercising, walking, eating, reading and drawing are some of Rohan's favorite activities. One of Rohan's goals in Year 3 is to identify, challenge and shut down opportunities for inequities thrive in education.
Brianne Lolar, MOOSE Team Leader, Wabanaki History & Culture
Brianne joins the MOOSE project as a Team Leader for the Wabanaki History & Culture team. She previously worked at Old Town Elementary school as a substitute, ed tech, custodian, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade teacher and hopes those experiences will shine in the work we do. She graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor's in Social Work, Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education and Master's in Literacy. Brianne is a proud Penobscot, part of the Wabanaki Confederacy. She lives on Indian Island with her turtle, Tukkaa and her two cats, Tiny Dancer and Claude Monet. She loves going on adventures with her fabulous daughter when she is home from college. Brianne is over the moon excited for this opportunity to bring the incredible work throughout the state together and share the rich Wabanaki culture with all young and old alike.
Kristen Shaw, MOOSE Team Leader, Data Science
Kristen Shaw joins MOOSE after teaching 14 years for the Brewer School Department and 5 years for the University of Maine. Kristen has a Master's Degree in Literacy and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Her professional passions include integrated, instructional design and best practices that maximize efficiency of teaching for effectiveness of learning. Kristen has dedicated the last few years providing state-level professional development for teachers in the areas of instructional planning and visual learning progressions. Her personal passions include serving the community with her family, coaching and watching sports, reading a variety of books.
Jenn Page, PhD
MOOSE Project Manager