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Congratulations Mary McCarthy-ACTEM Teacher of the Year

September 26, 2011

Art Teacher recognized

Mary McCarthy, middle school art educator at the Middle School of the Kennebunks has been named the Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine (ACTEM) Teacher of the Year.

Mary was nominated by Assistant Principal Jean Beaulieu who wrote:

Mary designs learning activities that tap diverse student skills and promote purposeful learning that supports the 21st century skills students will need to be successful. Students in Mary’s classes are active participants in learning that is collaborative and reality based. Her students explore many creative uses for technology and are having fun while meeting the learning objectives of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program as this relates to the visual performing arts.

Each year for the past five years, students from the Middle School of the Kennebunks’ Talented Artist Program have redesigned rooms at The Nonantum Resort. Once the eco-friendly rooms are done — 10 so far, complete with green design, rich fabrics and elegant bathrooms, as well as podcasts designed to play on guests’ iPods — the students always receive much praise from teachers, parents and other community members.

Mary will be honored at the ACTEM dinner on October 13th at the start of their conference.


Mary McCarthy

Information for this post is from and the ACTEM newsletter.

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