School & Student Supports

The Department strives to ensure that Maine schools are inclusive, healthy, safe, and supportive communities where every student thrives. The goal of the Maine Department of Education's Office of School and Student Supports is to coordinate resources and programs that promote psycho-socially, physically, and environmentally healthy school communities for all.

Staff consultants provide guidance to schools, families, and communities in areas that include: alternative education, physical and health education, health services, dropout prevention, education for highly mobile students, student behavior and school climate. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model works as a framework to inspire an integrated approach to student support services that can help local schools create solutions by examining challenges from multiple perspectives.


Cristina Stade
Administrative Assistant
Office of School and Student Supports
(207) 624-6694