MSAD 53 Adult and Community Education



Instructor Walter Boomsma

Whether you are already a substitute teacher or looking to become a substitute teacher, this is a great class! Please call 207-487-5107 or email or register online at

Description: This fun program is designed to prepare people interested in serving as a substitute teacher or ed tech. There will be plenty of “hands-on learning” that will include important classroom management techniques and teaching strategies. We’ll also cover some legal aspects and help you develop your own “sub pack” of resources and an action plan that will get you started on the right foot! If you’ve been subbing, this is a great opportunity for a “refresher” and some new ideas. The program is taught by Walter Boomsma, an experienced substitute teacher and adult educator. (Note the workshop takes place over two nights--must attend both nights.)

Classes held at Warsaw Middle School on Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. FEE: $45.00 (this fee includes Suicide Prevention Class)


Instructor Walter Boomsma

This two-hour awareness session will bring attendees into compliance with the law (LD 609) that requires all Maine school employees to receive basic suicide prevention education. The program is designed to raise awareness about suicide risk factors and warning signs and to provide information on what practical steps to take if suicide is suspected. While focused on students and youth, the information and skills you will learn are appropriate for use with anyone who might be feeling suicidal, no matter what their age. The workshop is led by Walter Boomsma who is Gatekeeper Trained and is a NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Certified Mental Health First Aid Specialist. He is an experienced educator and substitute elementary school teacher.

Class held at Warsaw Middle School on Monday, April 11 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

You can register for all classes by calling 207-487-5107, emailing or online at