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Erin Dupee

Erin Dupee

What I do

During her free time, Erin enjoys camping, fishing, and snowmobiling with her family. She also enjoys taking walks on the beach, yoga, hiking, traveling and dining at a variety of restaurants. Erin is the co-chair of the Bash for Beamis volunteer committee. This is a fundraiser that raises money for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital diabetes fund. The event is in honor of her friend who passed away at the young age of 36 due to complications from Type 1 diabetes. Since the event started in 2014, $64,053 has been donated to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Erin also volunteers yearly at the Ride for Autism which was created in honor of her nephew who has autism. This event has donated over $200,000 to the Autism Society of Maine.

Erin graduated from Scarborough High School in 1992. She went on to the University of Southern Maine and received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts in 1995. In 1997 she received an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Maine Community College.

While attending college Erin worked at an in-home daycare in Scarborough. There she began a one to one position working with a two year old child who is totally blind. Upon graduation, Erin became a nanny for this child and his two siblings in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. When the child turned four years old, she was hired by the state as a one to one support at the Little Horizons Nursery School. When the child enrolled in pre-Kindergarten Erin was hired as his Educational Technician at Jameson Elementary School. She continued to work one on one with the student in the classroom from pre-K through grade 12. Erin completed an independently taught Braille course which was mentored by a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired. This skill allowed her to emboss, read and teach Braille to the student. Erin translated all assigned print material to Braille for 14 years.  Erin continues her work as a Special Education Educational Technician in the Life Skills classroom here at Old Orchard Beach High School.