Professional Development

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Learn How This Belfast Native is Leading Big Groups of People Through Big Changes

Belfast-native Kristine Wentworth is Community Outreach Coordinator and Continuous Improvement Specialist with Mathews Brothers Company (America’s oldest window manufacturer!). Mathews Brothers has been in business in the Belfast area since 1854, employing over 200 people between their Belfast and Hermon locations. (Fun fact: Wentworth’s grandfather, Ashley Brown, worked at Mathews Brothers, too!) In her role […]

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Interview with Lorrie Heard, Teaching From the Heart Participant

Second-grade teacher Lorrie Heard recently participated in the UMaine Hutchinson Center’s Teaching From the Heart: Nonviolent Communication in the Classroom program, with Gina Simm. Learn about Heard’s experience in the program and how what she learned helped to build community in her classroom and empower her students to express their feelings and needs.     […]

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Interview with Christopher Tremblay, Grant Writing Program Participant

Christopher Tremblay recently participated in a UMaine Hutchinson Center Grant Writing program. This program has helped numerous people write and receive grants for meaningful work in their communities. Learn about Tremblay’s experience in this program and the grant he subsequently received to build a prototype for an underwater acoustic recorder that can be affixed to […]

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