Stacey Haines is a special education teacher at Maine Connections Academy (MCA). She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. Ms. Haines began her career in education by teaching GED classes in 1997, and then she moved on to an alternative teaching program in 2005. Since the start of her career, she has taught a variety of subjects to high schoolers, including math, science, and wellness. Ms. Haines shares what she loves about teaching below.
“I have found that wherever I went, I found myself teaching, so I took the hint and worked hard to get my teaching certificate by taking education classes from the University of Southern Maine. I love interacting with students, getting to know what they love to do, and seeing their dreams come to light.
I have only been at MCA for a short period of time, but the dedication that the staff has to the students and the school is a beautiful thing. The fact that MCA has so many offerings of classes, as well as other activities, encourages students to follow their passions in and out of the classroom. I would suggest that prospective students and parents get involved in the classes and the activities! Enjoy the moments!
Outside of teaching, I love being outdoors. Hiking, swimming, kayaking, geocaching, and following wayward paths are some of my favorite hobbies. I also love to read wherever and whatever I can.”
I love interacting with students, getting to know what they love to do, and seeing their dreams come to light.