June 27, 2019

Dr. Jason Judd will continue Educate Maine’s leadership in championing college and career readiness for all Maine people and growing Maine’s workforce

PORTLAND, MAINE -- After a thorough review of a diverse and talented applicant pool,
Educate Maine’s Board of Directors officially announced Thursday that Dr. Jason Judd will be its next Executive Director. Judd currently serves as Deputy Executive Director of the organization. He will take the place of Ed Cervone, who recently announced he is taking a position with Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. Judd joined Educate Maine as Project>Login’s Program Director in 2016 and greatly expanded computer science education in Maine K-12 schools. His work increased engagement with higher education institutions and employers and made possible the training of hundreds of K-12
teachers to teach computer science in Maine schools. Judd’s leadership grew Project>Login to the nationally recognized initiative it is today.

Since becoming Deputy Executive Director of Educate Maine, Judd has spearheaded the organization’s strategies that include a variety of initiatives aimed at championing college and career readiness for all Maine people as well as expanding the size and quality of Maine’s workforce.
“Jason brings an innovative mindset and proven track record to the position,” said Deanna Sherman, President, and CEO of Dead River Company and Chair of Educate Maine’s Board of Directors. “With his knowledge, experience, and focus on collaboration, we are excited about the future under his leadership.”

"I am honored and thrilled to lead Educate Maine as the new Executive Director,” said Judd. “I look forward to working with organizations across Maine to strengthen the connections between educators, employers, and community partners. Working in partnership, we can make a real difference in helping Maine people reach their greatest educational potential.”

Judd earned his B.S. in Secondary Education English from the University of Maine at
Farmington, his M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine, and his Doctorate of Education from Northeastern University. Before joining Educate Maine, he worked for more than 12 years as a counselor, teacher and eventually Dean of Academics at Maine Central Institute (MCI) in Pittsfield. Judd officially begins his new role on July 2.



About Educate Maine:
Educate Maine champions college and career readiness and strives to increase the educational attainment of the Maine workforce. All students should graduate high school prepared to succeed in postsecondary education and in the workplace, and the number
of Maine people with a college degree, a postsecondary certificate, or a professional credential must increase to meet the demands of the economy.

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