MAAE’s Mission
The mission of the Maine Alliance for Arts Education is to promote and encourage education in all of the arts for all Maine students.

The Maine Alliance for Arts Education (MAAE) was founded in 1973 and incorporated in 1980. Through a creative network of teachers, parents, artists, organizations, and community supporters, the Alliance works at the state level and in local communities to strengthen educational excellence in visual art, music, dance, drama, and creative writing. MAAE is a member of the national Kennedy Center Alliances for Arts Education Network, which has recognized the MAAE for its exemplary work on the local level and in advocacy.

The Board of Directors of the MAAE includes arts education advocates from communities around the state, educators, arts specialists, school administrators, business people, legislators, and advisors from the Maine Arts Commission and the Maine Department of Education.



Susan Potters, Executive Director


Board of Directors

Stephen Wicks, Interim Board Chair, Orono

Sandra Ruch, Secretary, Belfast

Liam Campbell, Treasurer, Brunswick

Joan Staffiere, Veazie

Zachary Fisher, West Newfield

Con Fullam, Windham

Jen Roe, Portand

Senator Rebecca Millett, Cape Elizabeth

Anna Woolf, Winter Harbor

Isabelle Woollicott, Student Intern, Kittery


Rich Abramson, Arundel

Julie Richard, Maine Arts Commission

Argy Nestor, Arts Education Specialist, Maine Arts Commission

John Rohman, Bangor

Jasmine Ireland, Bangor

Michael Edgecomb, Spruce Head

Elizabeth Watson, Portland

Emily Cain, Orono

Mazie Hough, Orono

Robin Brooks, Topsham


Executive Director: Susan Potters, Kittery