PORTLAND — Massie Ritsch, the federal deputy assistant secretary for External Affairs and Outreach, will visit Portland tomorrow to discuss the Obama Administration’s education agenda.

Ritsch will start the day by meeting with the Tri-State Association of School Business Officials at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. That meeting is set to start at 9 a.m.

At 11:30 a.m., Ritsch is scheduled to tour Portland’s Reiche Elementary School where Ritsch will conduct a roundtable discussion with teachers about the administration’s RESPECT initiative. The initiative aims to engage teachers and principals across America in a national conversation about teaching.

Reiche does not have a school principal. It is led by teachers.

Before returning to Washington, Ritsch will meet with superintendents from a number of Maine school districts.