Windham Adult Education teachers Steve McFarland and Mae Morrais were honored with awards at the annual Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College recently.
McFarland received the Special Recognition/Distinguished Service Award, and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teacher, Mae Morrais was recognized as Academic Teacher of the Year.
Adult Education Director Tom Nash cited that McFarland’s dedication to improving the lives of adult learners, his talent as a grant writer and math teacher, his seven years advising and coordinating responsibilities with our successful College Transitions program, his unselfish work with the local Rotary Club and Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce as well as his generosity with establishing a local adult education scholarship program along with his wife Nancy, were all factors in his receipt of the award.
Morrais has been teaching in the ESOL program at WRAE for the past two years and has demonstrated a high level of professionalism, preparedness, flexibility and compassion for her teaching and her adult students. She has worked tirelessly to create curriculum with individual learner goals in mind and is constantly looking for ways to improve her student’s learning through exploring innovative classroom practices. Lisa Robertson, WRAE ABE Coordinator and Lead Teacher stated that “we are a better program because of Mae’s dedication to her students, her own self-improvement and strong commitment to the success of WRAE.”
To find out more about the high quality adult education teachers, programs and services at Windham Raymond Adult Education, please call 892-1819 or visit them on the web at www.windham.maineadulted.org.