Teacher Rhonda Poliquin gives individual attention to each child in her 4-5 multi-age classroom at New Suncook School in Lovell. With a background in special education, she pioneered inclusion in her district by moving special education students out of self-contained resource rooms and integrating them into smaller-sized multi-age classes. In the classroom, she engages her students in performance-based activities that adhere strongly to Maine's Learning Results standards. An active participant in Maine's Extended Teacher Education Program (ETEP) since its inception, Mrs. Poliquin teaches a class at the University of Southern Maine on exceptionalities (gifted students with disabilities). She also chairs the district's language arts committee and has served on Commissioner J. Duke Albanese's Policy Advisory Committee.