Deering High School

Address

370 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04102
United States

COMMUNITIES SERVED

Portland

MEET THE SPECIALIST

Gretchen Buchanan

Why JMG?

I chose JMG because it is all about relationships with students. I love the kids I get to work with each day!

Credentials

BS, Elementary Education, Bradley University

MA, Social Work, Boston College

JMG since 2012

Hobbies

Gretchen enjoys running, reading, paddleboarding, and scrapbooking. 

CONTACT

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High School Program

High School Program

JMG offers core and customized high school programs across the state. While each program is tailored to fit the needs of students and our school partners, all share common factors of competency- and experiential-based curriculum delivered by a student-centered JMG Specialist, who tracks the outcomes of their program.

MEET THE SPECIALIST

Pamela Bessey

Why JMG?

JMG represents the aspects of my twenty-year career in education that I truly value: working with students facing barriers and helping them realize their potential.

Credentials

BA, Bowdoin College

MA, Special Ed and Science, University of Southern Maine

JMG since 2012

Hobbies

Pam enjoys time with her boys, camping, cross-country skiing, and paddle boarding. 

CONTACT

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JMG Pathways Initiative at Portland Public Schools

The Pathways to Success initiative is a long-term collaboration established in 2010, and supported by the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, between JMG and Portland Public Schools designed to develop and implement student-centered practices, provide robust professional development for teachers and leaders, and engage parents, businesses, and the community in educating the city’s children.