Rural Aspirations began as an idea in the winter, 2011. A group of veteran educators got together to talk about how they could positively impact rural Maine schools. In 2013, after many years of designing programs and teaching in rural Maine communities, we began consulting with schools to develop and enrich curriculum in our most rural communities. We are now offering consultation services to a variety of schools interested in expanding educational opportunities and integrating community resources. Collectively, we have over 70 years of administrative, classroom and program design experience.