Contact an Education Service Center

The Education Service Centers (ESCs) included here became operational in FY 19. For detailed information about a particular ESC, including contact information for the executive director, a complete membership list, and a menu of services, click on its linked name below.

Membership in a particular ESC does not require the member to be physically located within the ESC's geographic area. However, most ESCs have been formed with members within those boundaries. The geographic areas have been designed around Maine's nine school superintendent's regions listed below: 

  1. Aroostook County 
  2. Penquis (Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset)
  3. Washington County
  4. Hancock County
  5. Mid-Coast (Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc)
  6. Western Maine (Androscoggin, Franklin, Oxford)
  7. Cumberland County
  8. Kennebec Valley (Kennebec, Waldo)
  9. York County

To view current Education Service Centers by location, click on the Education Service Center Interactive Map.


Superintendent's Region: Western Maine

Executive Director: Bobbi Avery
Phone: 207-795-4100
Mailing Address: Lewiston Public Schools, Dingley Building, 36 Oak Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Email: bavery@lewistonpublicschools.org

Members: Auburn Public Schools; Lewiston Public Schools; RSU 16; RSU 52/MSAD 52

Services: Substitute teacher recruitment and training; cooperative food service planning and purchasing; weather service assistance

Interlocal Agreement (PDF)

Superintendent's Region: Cumberland

Executive Director: Michael (Mick) Roy
Phone: 207-400-7416
Mailing Address: 34 Conifer Lane, North Yarmouth, ME 04097
Email: mickroy.net@gmail.com

Members: Brunswick Public Schools; Cape Elizabeth Public Schools; Gorham Public Schools; Portland Public Schools; South Portland Public Schools; RSU 5; RSU 6/MSAD 6; RSU 14; RSU 15/MSAD 15; Scarborough Public Schools; South Portland Public Schools; Westbrook Public Schools

Services: Cooperative food service purchasing; professional development; substitute teacher recruitment and training; English Language services

Interlocal Agreement (PDF)

Superintendent's Region: Kennebec
Executive Director:Carl Gartley
Phone: 207-465-7384
Mailing Address: 41 Heath Street Oakland ME 04963
Email: cgartley@rsu18.org
Members: RSU 18, RSU 49, RSU 54, Vassalboro Public Schools, Waterville Public Schools, Winslow Schools
Services: July 1, 2020 operational date - Staff training and professional development; purchasing coalition
Interlocal Agreement (PDF)

Superintendent's Region: Kennebec

Executive Director: Jay Charette
Phone: 207-685-3336
Mailing Address: RSU 38, 45 Millard Harrison Drive, Readfield, ME 04355
Email: jay_charette@maranacook.org

Members: RSU 2; RSU 38; Winthrop Public Schools

Services: Extended year programming; cooperative of co- and extra-curricular activities; professional development; substitute teacher recruitment and training

Superintendent's Region: Mid-Coast
Executive Director: Dr. Keith Laser
Phone: 207-633-2874
Mailing Address:
51 Emery Lane
Boothbay Harbor ME 04538
Email: klaser@aos98schools.org
Members: Boothbay-Boothbay Harbor CSD, Georgetown Public Schools, Edgecomb Public Schools, Southport Public Schools
Services: July 1, 2020 operational date - SAU staffing- administration, central office services & functions, special education administration, facilities management

Superintendent's Region: Mid-Coast

Executive Director: Terry Wood
Phone: 207-882-4104
Mailing Address: Wiscasset Public Schools, 225 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, ME 04578
Email: twood@wiscassetschools.org

Members: RSU 1; RSU 12; Wiscasset Public Schools
Not Approved by School Board: Bremen Public Schools; Bristol Public Schools; Damariscotta Public Schools; Great Salt Bay CSD; Jefferson Public Schools; Newcastle Public Schools; Nobleboro Public Schools; South Bristol Public Schools

Services: Regional special education program; special education professional development and support services; transportation program for homeless students; cooperative purchasing and sharing of special education equipment and technology; cooperative special education assessment services - psychological evaluations, behavior analysis support,RISC assessment, mental health supports

Superintendent's Region: Aroostook

Executive Director: Ellen Halliday
Phone: 207-532-6555
Mailing Address: RSU 29, 7 Bird Street, Houlton, ME 04730
Email: ellen.halliday@rsu29.org

Members: RSU 29/MSAD 29; RSU 50; RSU 70/MSAD 70; RSU 84/MSAD 14

Services: Transportation maintenance; substitute teacher recruitment and training; alternative education programming

Superintendent's Region: York

Executive Director: Jeremy Ray
Phone: 207-282-8280
Mailing Address: Biddeford Public Schools, 18 Maplewood Avenue, Biddeford, ME 04005
Email: jray@biddefordschools.me

Members: Biddeford Public Schools; Dayton Public Schools

Services: Central office functions, programs, and services; superintendent services; transportation administration

Superintendent's Regions: Cumberland and York

Executive Director: Stephen Marquis
Phone: 207-985-1100
Mailing Address: RSU 21, 177 Alewive Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043
Email: smarquis@rsu21.net

Members: Biddeford Public Schools; Dayton Public Schools; RSU 21; RSU 23; RSU 55/MSAD 55; RSU 57/MSAD 57; RSU 60/MSAD 60; Saco Public Schools; Sanford Public Schools; Yarmouth Public Schools

Services: Cooperative food service purchasing; cooperative purchasing for custodial/maintenance supplies or services

Interlocal Agreement (PDF)

Superintendent's Region: Penquis

Executive Director: Betsy Webb
Phone: 207-992-4153
Mailing Address: Bangor Public Schools, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Email: bwebb@bangorschools.net

Members: Airline CSD; Bangor Public Schools; Brewer Public School; Dedham Public Schools; Deer Isle-Stonington CSD; Glenburn Public Schools; Hermon Public Schools; Indian Island; Milford Public Schools; Orrington Public Schools; RSU 19; RSU 22; RSU 25; RSU 26; RSU 31/MSAD 31; RSU 34; RSU 41/MSAD 41; RSU 63/MSAD 63; RSU 64/MSAD 64; RSU 68/MSAD 68; RSU 87/MSAD 23; Sedgwick Public Schools; Veazie Public Schools

Services: Regional special education programs; regional alternative education program; professional development for educational technicians, bus drivers, and substitute teachers; leadership academy; special education teacher certification academy; cooperative food service planning and purchasing; cooperative contracts for specialized services; cooperative purchasing of school supplies, fuel, textbooks, technology, custodial supplies, athletic supplies, and equipment

Superintendent's Region: Aroostook

Executive Director: Ben Sirois
Phone: 207-834-3189
Mailing Address: MSAD 27, 84 Pleasant Street, Suite 1, Fort Kent, ME 04743
Email: benjaminsirois@sad27.org

Members: MSAD 27; Madawaska Public Schools; RSU 33/MSAD 33

Services: Central office functions and services; superintendent services; secondary school programming and administration

Interlocal Agreement (PDF)

Superintendent's Region: Western Maine

Executive Director: Kristie Littlefield

Phone: 207.620.2010

Mailing Address: 147 Weld Street Dixfield ME 04224

Email: kristie.littlefield@gmail.com

Members: RSU 9, RSU 10, RSU 44, RSU 56, RSU 58, RSU 59, RSU 73, RSU 74

Services: July 1, 2020 operational date - Staff Training & Professional Development; Gifted and Talented Education Programming; and Gifted and Talented Student Workshops

Interlocal Agreement (PDF)