Archive for June 20th, 2014


Congratulations and THANKS to our Retirees!

June 20, 2014

Maine is fortunate!

We know that what a teacher offers can have an enormous impact on students development and over their lifetime. As educators retire at the close of another school year I know that you will join me in THANKING them for their years of service and dedication to students across the state. Maine appreciates your work and we wish you well and many healthy years of laughter!

Combined they have taught for 372 years. Happy Retirement!

  • Ed Boynton – Music, Fort Kent Community High School, 14 years, 38 total years of service
  • Wendy Burton – Visual Art, Messalonskee High School, 36 years of service
  • John Fenlason – Music, Lyseth Elementary School, 40 years of service
  • Cathy Grigsby – Visual Art, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Bridgton with 27 years of service
  • Mary Beth Jackson – Visual Art, SAD 27, grades 5-8, 18 years of service
  • Dan Keller – Orchestra, Waterville Schools, 35 years of service
  • Lee Martell-Bearse – Music, Lake Region Middle School, SAD #61 with 38 years of service
  • Ken Martin – Visual Art, Medomak Valley High School with 25+ years of service
  • Wendy Thatcher-Hall – Music, Appleton with 27 years of service
  • Bonita M. Tidd – Visual Art, Houlton Jr/ Sr High School with 22 years of service
  • Les Tomlinson – Music, Piscataquis Community Secondary School, grades 7-12 with 13 years service
  • Lynn Wildnauer – Visual Art, Berwick Academy, South Berwick, 13 years of service
  • Richard Walton – Music, Rockland with 40+ years of service
  • Janie Young – Visual Art, Deering High School, 31 years of service

A great story from WGME13, Kim Block, interviewed John Fenlason and the piece is posted at

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