News Release from the Maine Department of Education
Media Release from the Maine Department of Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Kelli Deveaux, DOE Director of Communications, (207) 624-6747

Maine DOE to Host Student Cabinet Meeting on Dec. 2nd 

What: The Maine Department of Education (DOE) has selected 32 Maine students to serve on its new Student Cabinet. The group of students are scheduled to meet quarterly with Commissioner Pender Makin to discuss educational opportunities, improvements, and policy with an in-person meeting to take place on December 2nd.  

Members of the media are invited to stop into the meeting at the end at 2:45 pm on December 2nd at the Senator Inn to interview Commissioner Makin and members of Student Cabinet. 

The group is comprised of students from all 16 counties in Maine, grades 4 through 1st year of college, from diverse educational experiences. The students were selected through a rigorous team selection process by a committee of students, Maine State Board of Education Representatives, and Maine DOE staff including experienced Maine educators. 

Student Cabinet meetings are intended to allow students from different grade levels, backgrounds, and areas of Maine to share their opinions and offer advice about Maine’s education system with Maine’s Commissioner of Education and other leaders from the Maine Department of Education. The purpose of the Student Cabinet is to provide a forum for Maine students’ voices to be heard. 

The Student Cabinet will be co-chaired by Maine State Board of Education Student Representatives, Casey Maddock and Jaylee Rice, who were both instrumental in the formation of the Student Cabinet.  

When: Monday, December 2, 2019 from 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm 

Where: Senator Inn, 284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330  

Maine DOE Student Cabinet Members: 

Name 

County 

Klara  

Androscoggin 

Cadence  

Androscoggin 

Nicholas  

Aroostook 

Damon  

Aroostook 

Fiona  

Cumberland 

Leela 

Cumberland 

Katelyn  

Cumberland 

Josh  

Cumberland 

Monica  

Franklin 

Mackenzie  

Franklin 

Sarah 

Hancock 

Avahnnah 

Hancock 

Rhayna 

Kennebec 

Cecilia  

Kennebec 

Emmett 

Knox 

Isaiah  

Knox 

Emma  

Lincoln 

Zaid  

Lincoln 

Alexi  

Oxford 

Connor  

Oxford 

Maya  

Penobscot 

Sam  

Penobscot 

Brooke 

Piscataquis 

Isabel  

Sagadahoc 

Madison  

Sagadahoc 

Savea 

Somerset 

Annabelle  

Somerset 

Gaby  

Waldo 

Stephanie  

Waldo 

Matthew  

Washington 

Sarah  

York 

William  

York 


Media questions should be directed to Maine DOE Communications Director Kelli Deveaux at (207) 624-6747 or kelli.deveaux@maine.gov.  

 

 
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