Educators Rising Pre-Service Teacher Conference

April 1, 2022

Thomas College’s Lunder School of Education presents the Educators Rising Pre-Service Teacher Conference. This conference is open to pre-service teachers from any Maine college and high school seniors interested in studying education.  

This conference is the first of its kind in Maine and will focus on topics that are important for pre-service teachers including getting a job, the first year of teaching, and more. This conference is made by pre-service teachers for pre-service teachers.  

Attendees of the conference who are pre-service seniors in a teacher prep program are eligible for a $1,000 prize towards their future classroom. Door prizes available to all registered participants include gift cards to a variety of stores.


The day’s programming will begin in the Summit Room, located in the Spann Student Commons. View our campus map.

  • 8:30-9 a.m. – Check-in and Breakfast  
  • 9-9:15 a.m. – Welcome
  • 9:15- 9:40 a.m. – Keynote
  • 9:40-9:50 a.m. – Moderated Q&A
  • 10-10:50 a.m. – Breakout Session I
  • 11-11:50 a.m. – Breakout Session II  
  • 12-12:50 p.m. – Lunch and Remarks, Awards  
  • 1-1:50 p.m. – Breakout Session III
  • 1:50-2 p.m. – Closing Remarks

Presenters include current Maine principals and Maine Teachers of the Year. We are happy to partner with the Maine Association for Middle Level Education and the Maine Department of Education.

Virtual Option

For those who would like to join virtually, the keynote and lunch celebration will be livestreamed. Dr. Rybakova will host a virtual breakout session from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. exclusively for online participants. Online participants will not be eligible for door prizes.


If you have questions about this event, please contact Katie Rybakova at

Registration is now closed.