2018 Maine Music Educators Association

Strategic Plan


To promote and advance music education by providing a voice and venue for advocacy and advancement of music education in Maine.

Values: (All values are adapted from the NAfME Strategic Plan and they directly support the mission statement)

Community - Collaborate with our family of associations, members, and partners to carry out our mission.

Stewardship - Empower volunteerism and strategically develop leadership, foster a spirit of accountability and a culture of giving of our time, talents, and resources.

Comprehensiveness - Uplift the human spirit and provide opportunities for all students to create, perform, respond, and connect to all styles of music.

Inclusion and Equity - Build strength and promote diversity in the music education profession in order to represent the wide spectrum of people and cultures, abilities, economic backgrounds, geographic locations, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Innovation - Enhance music teaching and association program management through combining effective and dynamic new practices with proven strategies in the context of our changing global community.

Strategic Directions:





Ensure data driven governance practices and decision making to advance and maintain the association we serve.

a. Attain and maintain event and director and officer insurance for MMEA and districts.

b. Review and revamp the handbook. Primarily:  job descriptions and timelines for each job.

c. Develop and use self evaluation models.

d. Align financial documents and policies for MMEA and all districts.

Encourage and activate music educators in Maine to be members of our organization.

a. Develop and maintain a statewide directory of music educators.

b. Maintain quality and comprehensive communication with the membership.

c. To align the handbook categories with the NAfME categories.

Inform, engage and activate the public, policymakers and education leaders to support music as an integral and core component of a comprehensive and balanced education accessible to all students (adapted by NAfME Strategic Plan.)

a. Develop and maintain a voice at the state level.  Inform membership in Maine about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan and associated federal funding.

b. Promote a State Hill Day, modeled after NAfME Hill Day.

c. Support the advocacy chair to serve on the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force (ALF).

Ensure practices that allow all members and students to have equal access to MMEA events and activities regardless of cultures, abilities, economic backgrounds, geographic locations, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

a. Maintain the work with the Maine Arts Leadership Initiative (MALI) to send teacher leaders out to share workshops.  

b. Develop a library of webinars focusing on All-State prep.

c. Advocate for the use of available funds for music education.

d. Promote scholarship opportunities to membership.

Revised and adopted 8/16/2018