Student Spotlight: Donna Stearns, Online CAGS AEL Program

Donna Stearns CAGS AEL Student Donna Stearns is a Maine educator enrolled in the UNE Online Certificate of Advanced Study – Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) program. Here she talks about her experience in the program and imparts some words of wisdom. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS AEL online? I’m currently in my 20th year teaching. I taught computer classes in the middle school for 16 years, and in the last five years I’ve been the technology integrator for the entire district. I go into classrooms and work with teachers and students on computer skills. I also teach digital citizenship, which includes techniques around how to keep yourself safe online, how to make… Read more >>
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Student Spotlight: Jessica Brousseau, CAGS AEL Program

Jessica Brousseau, CAGS AEL Student at UNE Online Jessica Brousseau is a student in the UNE Online CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership program. As a high school counselor, she enjoys learning from the diverse perspectives and experiences of her classmates, and she feels that she especially benefits from learning how her classmates in other states deal with common situations in different ways. We spoke with her recently about her experience of being a first time 100% online student and got her perspective on the program. Can you tell me a bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership? I work at a regional high school in Litchfield, Connecticut. This is my second year as a school counselor there, working with… Read more >>
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Student Spotlight: Devon Gallice — CAGS AEL Program

Devon Gallice, CAGS AEL Student Devon Gallice is a student in the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Advanced Educational Leadership (CAGS AEL) program here at UNE Online. She is currently a guidance counselor at Dike-Newell School, and is working toward earning her Principal — Building Administrator Certificate (040). We spoke with her recently about her experience at UNE and what it’s like balancing career, family, and school. Can you tell me a bit about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS AEL? I had a very non-traditional path towards earning my CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership. Ever since I was young I knew I wanted to work with kids in some way, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to… Read more >>
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Student Spotlight: Paul Grimaud, CAGS: AEL – Education Program

Paul Grimaud with a falcon Paul Grimaud earned his CAGS in Advanced Educational Leadership (AEL) from the University of New England in 2015. He talks about his experience and how he is currently applying his knowledge in the field. Can you tell us a little about yourself, and what encouraged you to pursue your CAGS: AEL? I want to further impact lives through administration: improving the system of education, faculty experience, and most importantly overall student development. What did you like about UNE and your major? The flexibility of the program, the guidance I received from Ariel, my Student Support Specialist, and the personal touch and advice from Carol Marcotte. It showed me that I am both valued and supported. What internships, clinicals or class… Read more >>
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