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.


  • Future Teacher’s Academy – Boot Camp

  • UMPI YourPace Session Scholarship

    Through a University of Maine System Adult Degree Completion grant, UMPI is able to offer up to 6 YourPace scholarships for paraprofessionals across Maine. Each session is 8 weeks; the tuition waiver will cover the full cost of the session ($1500).

    Special consideration will be given to applicants in Aroostook County, as well as to applicants for whom tuition payment or reimbursement may be a barrier to access. 
    Goals of the grant:
    • To help build pathways for paraprofessionals to gain knowledge and skills that can be applied in schools;  
    • To increase credits earned by paraprofessionals, which may assist with Ed Tech level status and pay scale
    • To provide opportunities for degree completion that may support future certifications and employment as classroom teachers
    Here is a listing of all UMPI Education competencies in YourPace. Please note that there are courses in general education; special education; and early childhood education available.Those awarded scholarships are encouraged to consider taking multiple (ideally two) competencies in the 8-week session.
    Application deadline is December 5. 
    Notification of award will be sent by December 15. 
    Awardees must enroll in Spring Session I 2024 (Jan. 16- Mar. 8); Spring Session II (March 11- May 3) or Summer Session I (May 6-June 28) and complete a post-session survey. 
  • CACE Innovate! Applications

    The CACE Executive board is now taking applications for CACE Innovate! grants! CACE Innovate! provides locally funded grants to classroom teacher’s who take their classes to the next level through innovative instruction and exciting curriculum. Click below to access the application!

  • CACE PBIS Workshop

    March 29, 2023

    On Friday, March 24 CACE had the pleasure of hosting Brittany Morrison and Courtney Angelosante to the University of Maine at Presque Isle for a workshop on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. Teams from school districts around Central Aroostook County took part in this important professional development. 

  • Employment Opportunities

    January 15, 2023

    Through the “employment opportunities” button on the main menu you may access information on teaching positions open in CACE schools. 

  • Leader Connect with Kim Marshall

    December 14, 2022

    Central Aroostook County Administrators participated in the second part of a 6-part seminar with Kim Marshall. This session focused on building trust and effective change through informal classroom observations and constructive feedback. Join us for session 3 on January 11, 2023!

  • Future Aroostook County Educators Symposium

    November 17, 2022

    CACE was a proud sponsor of the Future Aroostook County Educators Symposium, an event prepared by the Maine and Aroostook County Teacher of the Year Association and held at the beautiful Caribou Community School. Current and pre-service educators had the opportunity to listen to representatives from the Maine Department of Education, Educate Maine and Superintendent Benjamin Sirois on the topic of recruitment and retention of educators in Northern Maine. 

  • Leader Connect with Kim Marshall

    November 15, 2022

    Central Aroostook County administrators began a 6-part virtual seminar geared toward’s regional needs of school administration. This month’s topics were geared toward school culture, staff moral and how to guide teacher’s out of the pandemic and back into a new normal. Next session will be December 14- sign up in the events section!

  • Brandon Fleming to Speak at CACE Day 2023!

    CACE is pleased to announce Brandon Fleming as the keynote speaker for CACE Day 2023! 

    Brandon P. Fleming is a renowned speaker, nationally acclaimed educator, and author of MISEDUCATED: A Memoir. His triumphant story of struggle, success, and service has captured the heart of national media and inspired millions of people around the world. An at-risk youth and college dropout turned award-winning educator, Fleming is a former debate coach at Harvard University and Founder & CEO of the Veritas School of Social Sciences in Atlanta, GA.

    In 2017, Fleming was recruited to become Harvard University’s assistant debate coach at the age of 26.  Fleming soon made history at Harvard as the founder of the first Black pipeline program called the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project, which was designed to increase Black enrollment at Harvard’s residential debate program where hundreds of gifted young scholars from over 25 different countries study and compete in an international academic debate competition.

    Over six years, Fleming has raised millions of dollars to enroll more than 200 students of color into Harvard’s summer debate residency on full scholarship.  But there was one challenge that Fleming faced: How would he take Black youth from mostly under-resourced schools in Atlanta, who had never been exposed to the rigors of academic debate, and prepare them in just one year to compete against some of the most elite debaters from across the globe?  Fleming created a transformative curriculum that is designed to build intellectual capacity, accelerate learning, and ultimately level the playing field for Black students.  And it did.  For six consecutive years, since the program’s inception in 2017, every cohort trained by Fleming has won the international competition as six-time consecutive champions. News of the achievement has gone viral and broke national headlines, being featured on CNN, Good Morning America, the Steve Harvey Show and many more. The organization has gained the financial backing of Fortune 100 companies such as The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Chick-fil-A, and many more.

    Fleming’s story represents the transformative power of equity.  The equity model Fleming has built to close performance gaps is one that academic and corporate institutions have highly sought to replicate.  As a renowned speaker, Fleming has keynoted for international governmental organizations such as the United Nations.  Fleming has spoken at the nation’s most prestigious colleges, universities, and K-12 conferences.  Fleming has also keynoted conventions for corporate executives at the nation’s largest brands such as Walmart, Bank of America, FedEx, the Federal Reserve Bank, and many more.  At the age of 29, Forbes Magazine named Fleming to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.  In 2020, The Root Magazine named Fleming one of the top 100 most influential African Americans in the United States.  And in May 2021, North Carolina Wesleyan College bestowed upon Fleming the honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.

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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.

A Look Back

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


Get in touch

Mark Stanley, Executive Director
18 Preble Hall
University of Maine at Presque Isle

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