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Meghan Stubbs (ME '23)

CTE Teacher

Hancock County Technical Center
Ellsworth, ME

Subject(s) taught: Early Childhood Education
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Meghan Stubbs was:

CTE Teacher
Hancock County Technical Center
Ellsworth, ME

Subject(s) taught: Early Childhood Education
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Meghan Stubbs cultivates a welcoming, safe atmosphere for the high school students in her early childhood education classes at Hancock County Technical Center. Stubbs goes beyond conventional teaching by fostering responsibility and instilling a profound appreciation for civic duty in her students.

At the heart of Stubbs’ impact is her highly regarded Career and Technical Education program, focusing on early childhood education. This program not only equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for leadership roles in their school and community, but also emphasizes the importance of civic involvement. For example, Stubbs organizes field trips to the state capital where her students advocate for early childhood education and positive changes in childcare practices.

Leading by example, Stubbs established the “Caterpillar Clubhouse,” an on-site, part-time childcare center at the school. Under her guidance, students have the unique opportunity to mentor 3- and 4-year-olds, creating a rich learning experience that extends beyond textbooks. Collaborating with the local elementary school and YMCA, Stubbs provides her students with hands-on experiences across different age groups, and most of her students go on to earn their Certified Early Childhood Assistant certification each year.

Stubbs leads one of Maine’s most active chapters of SkillsUSA, a student-led organization that connects young adults to trade industries for career opportunities. Stubbs serves as a SkillsUSA advisor at both the state and national levels and volunteers on the SkillsUSA Maine Board of Directors. Her students have excelled at SkillsUSA competitions, with some earning gold medals and serving as state officers. Stubbs is active on Hancock’s MELMAC committee that works with students to make informed decisions about their futures, starting with advancing successfully to college or post-secondary training. New teachers look to Stubbs’ guidance and support to instill these values in their own students.

Stubbs’ generosity extends to the community, where she spearheads initiatives such as food and clothing drives. She is also engaged in Comfort Cases, a project that assembles backpacks with essential personal care items for youth entering the foster care system.

Stubbs earned her Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education and child and family studies from Lesley University in 2012.

Press release: Ellsworth Teacher Makes History as District's First Recipient of $25,000 Milken Educator Award 


Meghan Stubbs In The News

Maine Teachers Share Why They #LoveTeaching as Part of a National Campaign to Promote Educator Voices
Maine Department of Education  |  Feb 16, 2024  |  Augusta, ME

How 3 Award-Winning Teachers Prepare Students for Life After Graduation
Education Week  |  Dec 26, 2023  |  Bethesda, MD

Maine Teacher Surprised with Award Known as the 'Oscars of Teaching'
WMTW-TV  |  ABC  |  Dec 01, 2023  |  Portland, ME

Ellsworth Teacher Wins $25K Educator Award
Bangor Daily News  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  Bangor, ME

HCTC Teacher Surprised With $25K
The Ellsworth American  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  Ellsworth, ME

HCTC’s Meghan Stubbs Makes History as Ellsworth's 1st Recipient of $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WDEA-AM  |  Townsquare Media  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  Brewer, ME

WATCH --> Ellsworth Teacher Surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
WABI-TV  |  CBS  |  Nov 29, 2023  |  Bangor, ME