Resource Guide: EDUCATION

Last Updated; March 14, 2024

Adult Education Services

Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta ME 04333
624-6755 (V)
TTY Users Call Maine Relay 711
624-6731 (FAX)

Bangor Adult Education

Greg Leavitt, Director
885 Broadway
Bangor ME 04401
992-5522 (V)
Website: Bangor Adult Education

Portland Adult Education

14 Locust Street
Portland ME 04102
874-8155 (V)
Website: Portland Adult Education

Carrie Pierce, Deaf Educator

MA: Deaf Education
American Sign Language Teacher Association Certified
ASLTA Certified
Certified Early Intervention Specialist
Maine Certifications: 029, 292, 282 (0-5), 455 (Maine ASL Endorsement)

Facebook: Bridging Hands for ASL

ASL classes and social events in Belfast area.

Services provided upon request (Belfast Area):

Teaching American Sign Language Classes for all ages.
ASL tutoring, Deaf mentoring.
Sign language classes for babies.
Educational consultation.
Workshops on ASL/Deaf Education/Deaf Culture for kids and staff.
Tutoring/teaching for Deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Services available to individuals, private groups, organizations, schools, daycares, hearing, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, children and adults.

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Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MECDHH) and Governor Baxter School for the Deaf (GBSD)


Sandcastle Clinical and Educational Services

L/A Hearing Center, Audiological Services

72 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240
Stephanie Gelinas
782-2150 (V)

Services offered:
Audiological services.
Speech and language evaluations/therapy.
Occupational and physical evaluations/therapy.
Psychological evaluations and mental health therapy.
An inclusive preschool and pre-K program incorporating basic signing for all children as a language development tool.

University of Maine at Orono (UMaine)

121 East Annex
Orono, ME 04469
Sara Henry, Director of Student Accessibility Services
581-2325 (TTY)
581-2319 (V)
581-9420 (FAX)

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) professional staff provide counseling and coordination of services such as interpreters, note takers, tape recorders, special testing situations, on-campus TTYs and building accessibility for students with disabilities.

University of Southern Maine (USM), Portland and Gorham Campuses

USM information: academics, events, employment, etc.
1-866-783-6461 (TTY)
780-5646 (TTY)
780-4933 (FAX)

Disability Services Center
780-4395 (TTY)
780-4706 (V)

Linguistics Department, USM
P.O. Box 9300
310 A-Wing Science Building
Portland, ME 04104-9300

Dana McDaniel, Ph.D., Department Chair
780-4582 (V)

The Linguistics Department at USM offers a BA degree in Linguistics with an ASL/English Interpreting concentration. The interpreting program is designed for students who plan careers in interpreting and is nationally accredited by the Collegiate Commission on Interpreter Education. The program accommodates both Deaf and hearing interpreters and provides a comprehensive training program intended to prepare students to take the national certification exams offered by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, usually within two years of graduation from the program. Courses are offered primarily on the USM Portland campus, but sometimes also at off campus sites. In addition, the Signed Language Research Lab serves as a supersite for both RID and EIPA credentialing exams.

Judy Shepard-Kegl, Ph.D., CSC, CI/CT, NIC-M, OTC, SC:L, ED:K-12 (EIPA: Primary and Secondary ASL, PSE, MCE), NAD IV, CoreCHI, QMHI, BEI-Master, Master Mentor, Coordinator of the ASL/English interpreting track of Linguistics and Director of the Sign Language Research Laboratory

Marie Jean Philip Signed Language Research Laboratory
Deaf Space
Tel: 780-4592
766-7098 (VP)

EIPA Testing Site
310 A-Wing Science Building
Portland, ME 04104
Tel: 780-4592
766-7098 (VP)
USM Linguistics website: USM Linguistics