Stacey Haines

Stacey Haines

Special Education Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Biology, Carroll College

As a professional and as a person, Ms. Haines got all the advice she needed early on in life – from her parents. They “taught me to work hard and play hard,” she says. And that’s exactly what she does. Ms. Haines is ex-military, an avid hiker, and an incredibly dedicated special education teacher at Maine Connections Academy.

Helping Every Day in Every Way

“I love teaching,” states Ms. Haines. She also loves Maine Connections Academy, including both her “co-workers and the great students we have.” But most of all she appreciates the responsibility she has been given as a special education teacher, and the opportunity to make such a meaningful difference.

Ms. Haines enjoys “just working one-on-one with students … encouraging them towards graduation,” as she helps them with lessons or almost anything related to schoolwork. For older students, she especially likes helping them begin to think about their future, to help them figure out “what they want to do” in their adult lives. Recently, Ms. Haines helped one of her advisees land an internship, an important first step into the professional world.

"I love interacting with students, getting to know what they love to do, and seeing their dreams come to light."

 — Ms. Haines

Beyond the Classroom

When asked about her favorite activity with students, Ms. Haines is quick to answer: “Anything outside.” As a professional, she is more than happy to share what she values personally. 

The outdoors is a big part of this former U.S. Army soldier’s personal life. She went to college in Montana, a.k.a. “Big Sky Country.” She enjoys swimming, geocaching, and gardening. But above all, Ms. Haines enjoys hiking. In fact, she has “hiked a lot of the Appalachian Trail.”

We are thrilled that Ms. Haines is part of the faculty at Maine Connections Academy.

African American female student in LiveLesson session online  - Connections Academy