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.

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.

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    CACE Professional Development Team Meeting

    August 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Day 2019 Facilitator Training

    September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Join Dr. Wendy Malenfant and Dr. Alana Margeson for this 1-hr training for CACE Day 2019 content-area leads who will be facilitating an afternoon breakout session focused on a problem-of-practice or special topic.  Participants have the option of attending this session either in-person at the Campus Center (MMG Room) at UMPI or via Zoom, whatever works best for you. If you prefer to attend this session via Zoom, please contact Scott Harrison ( for connection details. Thank you again for…

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    September 10 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Day 2019

    September 20 @ 7:45 am - 3:00 pm

    AGENDA 7:45-8:25 am      Registration 8:30-8:35 am      Welcome 8:35-9:05 am      Opening Remarks by Commissioner Pender Makin, Maine Department of Education 9:05-10:05 am    Keynote by Dr. Marc Brackett, Director, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University - Permission to Feel 10:05-10:25 am  BREAK 10:30-11:45 am   Breakout Sessions' A-B Breakout Session A for Administrators: Dr. Marc Brackett - Practical Tools to Develop Emotional Intelligence Breakout Session B1…

    CACE Professional Development Team Meeting

    September 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Executive Team Meeting

    October 1 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

    CACE Leader Connect!

    October 8 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    Join us for this monthly forum where building administrators convene with colleagues to hear a presentation on a special topic of interest and discuss current issues and ideas, all without having to leave the school. Facilitated by nationally recognized educational consultant, Kim Marshall, building administrators at all grade levels are welcome to Zoom into this informal and information-rich session. 8:30-8:35am, Welcome and introductions 8:35-9:00am, Presentation on topic of interest / Q&A 9:00-9:20am, Current issues and ideas 9:20-9:30am, Closing remarks Once…

    CACE Professional Development Team Meeting

    October 24 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Beyond the Mandate: Resources for Incorporating Native American History and Culture into the Classroom

    November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Saturday, November 2, 9am-noon in Room 118, UMPI Campus Center. Join Starr Kelly, Curator of Education at the Abbe Museum, for a rich and engaging presentation on incorporating Maine Native American history and culture into elementary and secondary schools - a requirement of Maine statute LD291.  Starr leads the museum's education and public programs work, including program development and delivery, teacher training, and educational resource development. She is a member of the Algonquin First Nation of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg in…

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    CACE Partnership

    University of Maine at Presque Isle
    181 Main Street
    Presque Isle, ME 04769


    Get in touch

    Phone: 207-592-0223

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