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Executive Director Message

Welcome to The Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing/Governor Baxter School for the Deaf! My name is Karen Hopkins and I am the proud Executive Director of MECDHH/GBSD. For the past 65 years GBSD has been educating deaf and hard of hearing children and supporting their families. We are proud of our history and excited for our future. We currently serve DHH children and students age birth to 22 years of age throughout the state of Maine in homes, daycares, preschools, public schools, community settings as well as providing virtual education and parent support. We have many amazing partnerships with Maine agencies that serve DHH individuals and look forward to establishing more!

We are thrilled to share our new website with you! This website was a collaboration between staff, students, and parents. The features of the new website were designed based on their input. Visitors will now be able to more easily find what they need and the site is ADA compliant.

Please take special notice of our new Strategic Plan. We will spend the next three years improving our services to ensure we are providing evidenced-based early intervention and deaf education for DHH students throughout Maine.

Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance in any way.

Thank you!

Karen Hopkins