MISSION STATEMENT


The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in Maine is a professional organization whose mission is to promote and support improved student learning of mathematics. ATOMIM provides and encourages participation in professional development for teachers that leads to equitable, effective, and quality mathematics instruction.



MEET THE ATOMIM BOARD MEMBERS

President 

Amanda Grove


Amanda Grove currently serves as a K-8 mathematics coach in RSU 22 after having taught sixth and seventh grade for the past 12 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2007.  More recently, in 2018, she completed her Masters of Education in Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction with a concentration in Mathematics Leadership through the University of Maine at Orono.  She holds a graduate certificate in Mathematics Leadership and has completed the Maine Mathematics Coaching Project through the University of Maine at Farmington. Amanda began her teaching career at Searsport District Middle School in sixth grade, where in 2012, alongside her sixth grade teaching team, she was recognized as a finalist for the ACTEM Educator of the Year.


Past President 

Jenny Jorgensen


As Past President Jenny is a long time member of ATOMIM and is looking forward to her ongoing role on the ATOMIM Board. She is a Mathematics Field Coach in the southern part of the state for the University of Maine at Farmington. She also teaches undergraduate math classes for Southern Maine Community College. She spent many of her 33 years in public education as a math lead teacher and as an eighth grade math teacher.  She is the 2012 Awardee of the Jacqueline Mitchell Award and the 1991 Presidential Awardee for the State of Maine. Jenny is excited to continue to participate in providing teachers of Maine opportunities to engage in mathematics.




Communications Director    

Jennifer Daniels

Jennifer Daniels is a K-4 math coach for the Sanford School Department. She has recently graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership along with completing the Math Leadership Certificate.  She is excited to work with educators across the state of Maine! 



Treasurer

Hattie Pellegrino  

Hattie Pellegrino is the mathematics specialist at Massabesic Middle School coming with experience from teaching at Massabesic High School since 2009. She earned both a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Education from the University of Southern Maine. More recently, she earned postgraduate certificates in Math Leadership and as an Intervention Specialist from the University of Maine at Farmington. Hattie enjoys spending time with her family and pets, hiking, and nature photography.


Membership Chair


Athena Pappaconstantine

 





Region I Representative: Aroostook

Jen Mahan


Region II Representative: Penquis (Penobscot, Piscataquis)

Kristy Dube

Kristy Parent Dube has just begun her twenty-first year teaching Kindergarten at the Fourteenth Street School in the Bangor School Department.  In 1999, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Thomas College followed by earning her Elementary Certification from the University of Maine in Fort Kent in 2000.  In 2011, she earned a Master’s Degree in Literacy from New England College.  And in 2019, she completed the Maine Mathematic Coaching Program at the University of Maine at Farmington.  Kristy is currently working on my Certificate of Advanced Studies at the University of Maine.  In May of 2020, Kristy was honored to receive and be named the 2020 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year. Kristy has served as a (MCTL) Mathematics Community Teacher-Leader and recently assisted in writing and editing the Maine Mathematics Standards as a member of the Mathematics Standards Writing Team for the Maine Department of Education.


Region III Representative: Downeast (Hancock, Washington)

Karen Galella 

Karen Galella is starting her fifth year of teaching and is the 6-8 Teacher of Mathematics at Surry Elementary School. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University. Karen is a self proclaimed "Math Geek" and LOVES helping students, colleagues, and anyone else that will listen discover their own love of Math.



Region IV Representative: Midcoast (Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo)

  

TBD


 

Region V Representative: Kennebec

Patricia (Patsy) Adams


Region VI Representative: Western (Franklin, Oxford, Somerset, Androscoggin)


Lisa Coburn 

Lisa Coburn is starting her 5th year as a math coach at Washburn School (PreK-6) in Auburn. She taught Special Education and Regular Education for 24 years prior to her current position. Her passion for mathematics education was ignited through her work with the Education Development Center (EDC) which focused on the use of mobile technologies to promote conceptual understanding. That work also led to her enrollment in the first cohort of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Program at the University of Maine at Farmington. She is excited to work with educators and support the development of a mathematical mindset for all.


 

Region VII Representative: Cumberland

Jaime Beal 

Jaime Beal currently works as a team leader on the MOOSE project for the Maine Department of Education. Before joining that project, she taught first through fourth grades for seventeen years. Jaime has a Masters in Education from Sage Graduate School in New York. Currently she is completing her doctorate in curriculum and instruction with a focus on equity from the University of Florida. Her dissertation examines the role of professional learning communities in helping teachers use math discourse in primary grades. Jaime is excited to share and learn with other math educators across the state.



Region VIII Representative: York

Rachel White 

Rachel White is starting her 25th year teaching in the Sanford School district. Currently, she teaches grade 8 math and is the math department chair for grades 6-8 at Sanford Middle School. Rachel is in the process of finishing her masters degree in educational leadership. Rachel is excited to collaborate with educators and share her love of math.


Historian


TBD



Administrative Liaison

Julie Smyth

Julie is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for PK-

8 Saco Public Schools.  She is the York County representative for the Maine Curriculum Leaders Board; has partnered with UMaine Farmington since its first cohort of the Maine Mathematics Coaching Program; and sits on the advisory for USM's Professional Development Center. Julie spent twelve years in the Windham School Department as a high school English teacher; six years at Loranger Middle School in Old Orchard Beach as an Assistant Principal, where she received the Assistant Principal of the Year Award for 2010; and is currently in her seventh year as a central office administrator. 


   

Higher Education  

Peggy Moore


Peggy is a Lecturer of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Southern Maine, where she has been teaching since 2004. She also serves as the coordinator for 100-level courses and supervises faculty and graduate students teaching at the introductory level. Prior to USM, Peggy taught at Maine Maritime Academy and Colby College. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Colby College and her Master’s Degree in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Peggy was a contributing author to the 6thedition of Mathematics All Around, published in 2018. 




 

Government Relations / Maine DOE

Michele Mailhot

Michele joined the Maine Department of Education in July 2009 as the mathematics specialist and Penquis regional representative. In her role at the Maine DOE, she works with a wide audience of stakeholders in education across the state. Michele also coordinates the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.

Before accepting the position of mathematics specialist, Michele was a grade 7/8 math teacher for nine years and a high school math teacher for two years. In addition to her work in the classroom and at the State level, she also has worked as an independent contractor with NASA developing curriculum for teachers across the nation that is aligned with the CCSSM with a focus on the integration of mathematics, science and literacy.

Michele holds a Maine Professional Teacher Licensure in Secondary Education, 7-12 Mathematics. She is a fellow of the Academy of Mathematics Leadership. Michele earned her Masters in Education with a concentration in mathematics for grades six through eight from Walden University, her Masters in Education from the University of Maine and her Bachelor of Science in secondary education with a concentration in mathematics from the University of Maine at Farmington.


Jen Robitaille


Jen Robitaille is the Elementary Math Specialist for the Maine Department of Education as well as the Cumberland regional representative for the Maine DOE. Before accepting the position of Elementary Math Specialist, Jen taught sixth and seventh grade math and science for seven years, taught Title 1 Math for four years, and most recently was a K-5 Math Coach for four years, trained under the Maine Math Coaching Project (cohort 1) at UMF.  She has had many leadership opportunities including the Maine Governor’s Academy for STEM Education, leading professional development for the WMEC, district technology trainings, and various standards and assessment review committees.  Jen currently holds K-8 Maine Professional Teaching Certification.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Maine at Farmington in Elementary Education with a concentration in mathematics and a Masters in Education at University of New England in Curriculum and Instruction.  Jen is excited to share her excitement and love of math with educators around the state.



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