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LATEST NEWS FROM MLG
Grant Award and Managment Contract
MLG is pleased to announce that we have entered into a contract with Maine C3 upon the awarding of an $88,000 sucessful grant proposal to the Maine Business Education Partnership, Augusta. With the award announcement, MLG will be advertising, managing, and reporting upon the "Sunshine Mini-Grant" program over the next three years.
The goal and mission of this program is to fund projects which inspire curiosity and provide opportunities where, due to financial barriers or limited program funding, students would otherwise be prevented from exploring and engaging in their possible future career interests. This award will allow any school across the state that houses a member of MaineC3 (career exploration and community engagement leaders) to apply for funding.
Board member of the NON-PROFIT, AMAGARA MARUNGI
Summer 2022 UPDATED 2023
Amagara Marungi, "Better Life" (in a Ungandan dialect) started in the spring of 2021, Joanna serves as the Vice President of the nonprofit serving and partnering with rural, poor communities in Africa. In just its first 15 months Amagara Marungi has procured close to $50,000 worth of funding, from donors all over the world, joining the mission to support education, food, health programs and building materials to serve individuals from pre-birth to old age in Ugandan and Camaroon communities!
UPDATE - Joanna has gratefully accepted the approval of the Amagara Marungi board to ascend to the Presidency. She is looking forward to strengthening the organization at this new juncture and continuing the mission of, giving and supporting the physical and mental needs of those who give us their sons and daughters for our spiritual needs.
STATEWIDE ELO COACH with JMG
2022 - 2023
As the Statewide ELO Coach with JMG, Joanna and the ELO team provided research-based training and program support related to Extended Learning Opportunity programming in Maine school districts assisting in the development, onboarding, communications and troubleshooting of new and existing ELO programs as well as assisting in ongoing ELO training for JMG and public-school staff.
MOOSE TEAM LEADER for the MAINE STATE DEPARTMENT of EDUCATION
2021 - 2022
Joanna Martel has completed management of PreK - 12th grade, asynchronous Learning Progression building, one year contract with Maine DOE. Having taken on leading a team of 23 amazing Maine educators while partnering with the HHRC, in the tackling of building a PreK-12th grade learning progression on the topic, "The History of Genocide and the Holocaust", Joanna is proud to present the public, free, and innovative product of learning modules produced.
Joanna went on to assist in the managing the completion of the Climate Education Learning Progression for a July 1st deadline.
SUCCESSFUL EdD DEFENSE AND PUBLICATION at Northeastern University
Dr. Martel is proud to share the results of the study, "Interactions Between Stakeholders for the Benefit of Career Pathway Instruction of Sixth Through Twelfth Grade Students of Maine"
The primary research questions are:
What are the intrinsic attributes of business and student interactions that inspire students to personal empowerment?
What are the intrinsic attributes of business and student interactions that inspire students in their desire to improve their community?
What actions performed by business and educational leaders increase the use of problem-solving strategies and skills related to the exploration of future?
Committed to Excellence
Doctor of Education, Northeastern University
MS in Education Leadership, USM
BS in Biology and Secondary Education, Gordon College
Certified Building Administrator
Certified Curriculum Coordinator
Experience in Public, Private, Home School, Nonprofit and Business fields
In Business 23+ years
What’s Being Said
Joanna Martel took the lead in helping us articulate our major objectives, and reached out to teachers to understand needs and priorities moving forward. The feedback that we have received from both teachers and students has been overwhelmingly positive, and we have a much higher level of engagement.
Dr. Lucy Liaw
NextGen Researchers (Project)
When she takes on a project, she is dedicated to the cause and is very focused on the details until it is clear that the project has been completed successfully. She is a good thinker—very creative in how she approaches challenges."
Mr. John Bishop
Greater Portland Christian School
Joanna's performance was exemplary. She was conscientious in all her work and often went beyond what was expected...(her) work was of significant depth and of the highest quality."
Dr. Jody Capelluti
University of Southern Maine
Joanna knows her way around homeschooling in Maine. She has helped my family walk through the process of transitioning my daughter from public high school to a homeschool curriculum that is a great fit for her. Joanna will handle the high school transcripts and continues to provide support and encouragement as we homeschool. Her years in the private school, public school and homeschool worlds means she has a unique perspective that has been invaluable to us. We will continue to use her services as my daughter finishes her high school work and prepares for college. Thank you, Joanna!!