Supporting teaching, learning, and leadership success across Central Aroostook County

What we do

CACE is an educational collaborative that teams with member schools in Central Aroostook County and the University of Maine at Presque Isle to support the success of teaching, learning and leadership.

How we help

CACE provides high quality professional development opportunities for its members, and secures local, regional, and national experts to deliver timely and relevant trainings and workshops for all educators. In addition to professional learning, CACE works with member organizations to leverage resources, provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas, and strengthen human resource systems, programs, and policies.

By the numbers

  • Districts

    10

  • Schools

    23

  • Students

    5,238

  • Teachers

    450

  • Economically Disadvantaged

    46%

  • Special Education

    19%

  • Chronic Absenteeism

    20%

    Supporting Great Teaching

    Teaching standards

    Teaching resources and support

    Teacher Connect!

    Supporting Great Leadership

    Leadership standards

    Leadership resources and support

    Leader Connect!

    Tools, templates and resources

    For strengthening human resource management systems, programs, and policies 

    Upcoming Events

    Scroll through upcoming meetings, workshops and professional learning opportunities.

    Professional development offerings described on our website are open to CACE members, other educators employed in Aroostook County schools are welcome to attend and may register as space is available.

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    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    March 3 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Leader Connect!

    March 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Join us for this monthly forum where building administrators convene with colleagues to hear a presentation on a special topic of interest and discuss current issues and ideas, all without having to leave the school. Facilitated by nationally recognized educational consultant, Kim Marshall, building administrators at all grade levels are welcome to Zoom into this informal and information-rich session. 8:30-8:35am, Welcome and introductions 8:35-9:00am, Presentation on topic of interest / Q&A 9:00-9:20am, Current issues and ideas 9:20-9:30am, Closing remarks Once…

    Aspiring Leaders Workshop

    April 1 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Aspiring Leaders Workshop: What does it look like (and mean) to be a building leader in 2020? Wednesday April 1, 2020, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm University of Maine at Presque Isle, Campus Center Workshop Facilitators Ted Hall, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership and former New Hampshire and Maine Principal Jamie Selfridge, Principal, Fort Fairfield High School Erin Ireland, Principal, Easton Elementary School Serving a school as its principal is among the most challenging, important, and rewarding jobs in education. Principals…

    School Librarian Day

    April 1 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    In collaboration with CACE, the Library at the University of Maine at Presque Isle is hosting a School Librarian Day. This is for all school library personnel. The goal of the day is to provide an opportunity for collaboration and communication between the UMPI Library and school libraries throughout Northern Maine. Part of the day will focus on what services the UMPI Library can offer free of cost to school libraries. Free refreshments and lunch will be provided. For any…

    Tell Me So I Can Hear You: A Developmental Approach to Feedback

    April 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Ellie Drago-Severson, College of Education and Human Development Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor, will offer four institute-style workshops. Drago-Severson is a professor of educational leadership and adult education and learning at Teachers College, Columbia University. A developmental psychologist, she teaches, conducts research and consults for school and district leaders, teacher leaders, and other organizations on professional and personal growth and learning. Her work focuses on supporting leadership development for principals, teachers and schools, as well as coaching and mentoring in PreK–12…

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    April 7 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Leading Adult Learning: The Promise of a Developmental Approach to Teaming, Engaging in Difficult Conversations, and Mentoring

    April 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Ellie Drago-Severson, College of Education and Human Development Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor, will offer four institute-style workshops. Drago-Severson is a professor of educational leadership and adult education and learning at Teachers College, Columbia University. A developmental psychologist, she teaches, conducts research and consults for school and district leaders, teacher leaders, and other organizations on professional and personal growth and learning. Her work focuses on supporting leadership development for principals, teachers and schools, as well as coaching and mentoring in PreK–12…

    Classroom Management Workshop for Ed Techs

    April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Check back soon for more information on this April 10th event for Ed Techs!

    Leading Change Together: Building Capacity in Schools and Systems

    April 22 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Ellie Drago-Severson, College of Education and Human Development Shibles Distinguished Visiting Professor, will offer four institute-style workshops. Drago-Severson is a professor of educational leadership and adult education and learning at Teachers College, Columbia University. A developmental psychologist, she teaches, conducts research and consults for school and district leaders, teacher leaders, and other organizations on professional and personal growth and learning. Her work focuses on supporting leadership development for principals, teachers and schools, as well as coaching and mentoring in PreK–12…

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    Quick Links

    Access to CACE member organizations, Maine Department of Education (Maine DOE), Great Schools Partnership (GSP), Northern Maine Education Collaborative (NMEC), and other educational sites.

    Ideas & Input

    We value your thoughts. Let us know what more CACE could do to support the success of teaching, learning, and leadership in your school.

    CACE Partnership

    University of Maine at Presque Isle
    181 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769

    CACE IS A 501(c)(3) NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

    Get in touch

    Phone: 207-592-0223
    Email: scott.harrison@maine.edu

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