Other educational activities:
- PHS Mock Trial Team Coach, 1999-2008
- International travel with students, 2005-2011
- Shinagawa Japan Teacher Exchange, 2005
- Portland Mentoring Alliance, 1997-2005
- PHS Student Council Advisor
- PHS Freshmen Class Advisor
- Longfellow PTO President
- Girl Scout Leader
You can contact Sue via:
1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Interoffice mail to Central Office
3. Snail mail to
c/o Maine Education Association
29 Christopher Toppi Drive
South Portland, ME 04106
Sue Olafsen was elected President of the Portland Education Association in 2014 after serving as the PEA's Chief Negotiator for four years and as a building representative for nine years. Sue has been employed by Portland Public Schools since 1997, first as a district-wide substitute teacher, then as a social studies teacher at Portland High School for 12 years. From 2010-2014, she was assigned to Central Office to coordinate professional development relating to the district's alternative compensation system for educators (the PLBSS). Sue has participated on various committees over the years including the PHS school improvement team (SIT) and the district teacher evaluation system design committee (TEVAL), and has passed the evaluator's test for the Danielson Framework for Teaching.
Sue has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maine School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowdoin College (major: government and legal studies, minors: history, education).
I have been a Kindergarten teacher at Reiche since 2004. The last 4.5 years I have been a Lead Teacher. Prior to working in Portland, I taught kindergarten in San Francisco for ten years. I have a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a post-grad credential program at San Francisco State University. I live in Portland and have two sons in the PPSD. In addition to teaching, I run FarmCamp, a summer day camp focused on ecological awareness, organic farming and animal care.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Hartford in 1992 with a bachelors in Politics of Government and a minor in Legal Studies. She then went on to get a masters from the University of Connecticut in Public Affairs in 1994.