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Sheepscot Valley RSU 12

The Chelsea School is located just outside of the capital of Maine meaning easy access to one of Maine’s largest cities, while still being in a rural small-town area with farmland and outdoor recreation including fishing, boating, and hiking along the Kennebec River and China Lake.

At Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 we design learning experiences that honor our beliefs about learning: that we learn in different ways and in different time frames; that success breeds success and influences esteem, attitudes, and motivation; and that mistakes are inherent in learning. The service member would serve primarily at Chelsea School and will work throughout the year to help our district graduate from FoodCorps partnership through the inclusion of farm to school programming at Chelsea and across the district. Our goals include developing a large working garden created by the students and staff. We hope the service member will work to develop curricular connections to the school gardens, focusing first on science and math, and then expanding into other subject areas. The service member would also work with the kitchen to support connections between local food providers and the school kitchen and district director of nutrition, Mike Flynn, who is very supportive of this endeavor, and is a leader in Maine’s school nutrition and farm to school communities.

When you serve in Maine, you are joining a family of 12 Service members serving all across the state. We connect both virtually and in person, spend time together and learn, and enjoy all the natural beauty and excellent food culture Maine has to offer. No matter where you are, you have the support of the cohort and FoodCorps Maine staff, Malia and Ryan who both grew up in Maine and love sharing all that is great about this state with service members who we hope will put down roots here and continue to be an important part of Maine.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of how to work with students of various ages
  • A positive attitude and willingness to try new things
  • Interest in cooking and gardening

The Chelsea School is located just outside of the capital of Maine meaning easy access to one of Maine’s largest cities, while still being in a rural small-town area with farmland and outdoor recreation including fishing, boating, and hiking along the Kennebec River and China Lake.

At Sheepscot Valley RSU 12 we design learning experiences that honor our beliefs about learning: that we learn in different ways and in different time frames; that success breeds success and influences esteem, attitudes, and motivation; and that mistakes are inherent in learning. The service member would serve primarily at Chelsea School and will work throughout the year to help our district graduate from FoodCorps partnership through the inclusion of farm to school programming at Chelsea and across the district. Our goals include developing a large working garden created by the students and staff. We hope the service member will work to develop curricular connections to the school gardens, focusing first on science and math, and then expanding into other subject areas. The service member would also work with the kitchen to support connections between local food providers and the school kitchen and district director of nutrition, Mike Flynn, who is very supportive of this endeavor, and is a leader in Maine’s school nutrition and farm to school communities.

When you serve in Maine, you are joining a family of 12 Service members serving all across the state. We connect both virtually and in person, spend time together and learn, and enjoy all the natural beauty and excellent food culture Maine has to offer. No matter where you are, you have the support of the cohort and FoodCorps Maine staff, Malia and Ryan who both grew up in Maine and love sharing all that is great about this state with service members who we hope will put down roots here and continue to be an important part of Maine.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of how to work with students of various ages
  • A positive attitude and willingness to try new things
  • Interest in cooking and gardening