PVAEC Fall 2020 Course Brochure


PVAEC Fall 2020 Course Brochure


"We're still here! We just look a little different." Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative brochure for fall 2020 offerings, including COVID-19 messages.







Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative (Dover-Foxcroft, ME)


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Hello to everyone in the Piscataquis Valley community. I’m excited to begin my formal leadership journey with such a highly competent, caring team in an area that recognizes the key role a strong, vibrant adult education program plays in building community. Back in 2006, I moved to Maine and found where I belong as well as my true calling: a career in adult education that inspires me every day. As the new Director of PVAEC, I bring my passion and dedication to lifelong learning
along with an intense commitment to continuing the incredible work that has made this program strong. My leadership style is based on recognizing strengths and forming trusting relationships to inspire staff and students to reach their goals.

I love challenges and believe there can be no real progress without a few bumps along the way. This is especially true as we navigate the ever changing world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The type of widespread outreach I had planned to help me become familiar with the communities we serve has had to be delayed, but I am here and would love to hear from you.

We are planning to offer some enrichment courses in a space that meets all current CDC guidelines, and we are committed to staying open as long as we can do so safely. The PVAEC Team is serving students by appointment, on a one to one basis. We welcome all learners, new and returning. Immersing yourself in achieving your educational goals is a great way to keep a positive outlook on life during these challenging times. Imagine the progress you could make while eagerly awaiting a COVID-19 vaccine and a return to normal!


This fall, PVAEC staff will be screening academic and enrichment students and guests at the door for COVID symptoms. Your temperature will be checked and you will be required to wear a face covering in all common areas of our facilities. Masks will be required in classrooms, but there will be short mask breaks. If you are feeling unwell on the day of your class or appointment, we ask that you please stay home. Remote/ distance learning and pick-up/drop off options will remain available for all academic students in Dexter, Dover, Guilford and Milo. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and community. Please have patience as we navigate through these new challenges and uncertainties together.

To our loyal Enrichment students: We miss you! We intend to hold the following classes in the gym at PHEC in Dover this fall. Classes will be set up for physical distancing with limited spaces available, and masks will be required. If you prepaid for a Spring 2020 class that did not run, we can off er you a refund, or credit towards a Fall 2020 or future class. Sorry, we are unable to refund the $1.99 fees for online payments. If you would like a refund, please contact us before November 30, 2020. Class credit will not expire. You will notice that classes are now pay-per-session. Each week when you arrive for class, you will be screened by PVAEC staff for COVID symptoms and pay for that day/ night’s class. Please plan on arriving 15-30 minutes early for your class.

Your safety is our top priority so please understand that these classes are subject to being postponed and/or canceled.

Though the world may be changing, we are still here! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 207-564-6525 or email hroberts@ pvaec.org. Our hope is to be back to our full schedule in 2021.

- Your PVAEC Team



Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative (Dover-Foxcroft, Me.), “PVAEC Fall 2020 Course Brochure,” Heart of Maine Community Stories, accessed February 29, 2024, https://heartofmaine.omeka.net/items/show/116.

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