Kieve-Wavus Education empowers people to contribute positively to society by promoting the values of kindness, respect for others, and environmental stewardship through year-round experiential programs, camps for youth and adults, and guidance from inspirational role models.
The Educator in Residence program started in 2012, with seven educators stationed at six participating schools. Memorial Middle School in South Portland, King Middle School in Portland, Loranger Middle School in Old Orchard Beach, Nobleboro Central School, Boothbay Region Elementary School and Bristol Consolidated School all joined us in our first year, and have helped shape the program into what it is now.
In our 2018 season, we had eighteen educators working at fifteen schools (including the original six!), continuing the original goal of spreading our message of kindness and respect.
What EIRs can do:
• Deliver TLS curriculum at host schools for 10 weeks in the winter
• Collaborate with on-site mentors who introduce each EIR to his/ her school community and serve as a source of guidance during the winter placement
• Incorporate social-emotional lessons and restorative practices into existing school schedules
• Facilitate small formal and informal mentoring groups, lead after school programming, and help organize field trips and other experiential learning opportunities
• Design customized curriculum to address the specific strengths and needs of their school’s community
• Make stronger connections with students than they could have in traditional 5-day program
• Cultivate an inclusive school culture
• Support students in partnership with administration and guidance staff
• Work 1 on 1 with students that have behavioral issues and emotional needs
• Work with school social workers to support students with social and emotional challenges
• Spread the Kieve-Wavus message of kindness and respect
Ann Hassett, principal at Nobleboro Central School describes the benefit of having an EIR, “It would be hard to overestimate the impact this program has had on our students and our school community. Not only has the program been extremely popular with many of our students, it has been transformative for many of our students, and the entire community has benefitted from the support and perspectives of the Kieve educators.”
Schools we currently serve:
For more information about the Educator in Residence program, contact Program Director Jess Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org