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.


  • Save the Date…

  • Henry Dean-“Sharing a Cosmic Journey”

  • An Afternoon with the O3S

    The Central Aroostook Council on Education is proud to present the Maine Department of Education’s Office of School and Student Support on March 22, 12:30-3:00 at the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s Multipurpose Room!

    Within the Maine Department of Education, the role of the Office of School and Student Supports (O3S) is to ensure that Maine schools are inclusive, healthy, safe, and supportive communities where every student thrives. O3S endeavors to coordinate resources and programs that promote equitable, psycho-socially, physically, and environmentally healthy school communities for all.​ The Climate, Culture and Resilience team provides resources, guidance, and technical support to SAUs through a trauma-informed approach. As an action-oriented team supporting educators, CCR provides expertise in Social Emotional Learning and Intelligence, Family Engagement, Cultural Responsiveness, and Mental Health, as well as Migrant and McKinney Vento-identified student support.

    School Climate refers to the many aspects of students’ educational experience that influence their social, emotional, and academic development. The climate of a school can impact student engagement in school activities; relationships with other students, staff, family, and community; and academic performance. A positive social and emotional school climate is conducive to effective teaching and learning. Such climates promote health, growth, and development by providing a safe and supportive learning environment.The collective responsibility in the school building is a big lift.  We often present these topics to educators, administrators, and support staff.  We see an impact when everyone knows about these programs and or resources.

    Join Melanie Junkins, Amelia Rukema and Kellie Bailey as they present an in-depth review of the important services their office can provide our schools in Central Aroostook County.

  • PBIS-A Roadmap For Supporting All Students-February 9, 12:30pm

    Join the Central Aroostook Council on Education and Brittany Morrison on February 9 in learning more about ways to implement PBIS in your classroom. We will discuss the basics of PBIS as well as how to create a positive classroom environment and supporting and responding to students SEB (Social, Emotional and Behavioral) needs. We will discuss OTRs (opportunities to respond), 5:1 ratio feedback, classroom management strategies, and correction based behavior.

  • DOE Ed Tech Professional Development-FREE!

    Click the link to access a vast variety of Ed Tech training workshops and slideshows for free!

  • 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!

  • 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 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!

Practical Ed Tech by Richard Byrne: Practical ways to use technology to enhance your lessons, increase student engagement, and save you time.

By the numbers

  • Districts


  • Schools


  • Students


  • Teachers


  • Economically Disadvantaged


  • Special Education


  • Chronic Absenteeism


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

Support CACE Innovate!

Help our CACE educators provide exciting and innovative learning experiences in their schools by donating to CACE Innovate!