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In Today’s News

March 30, 2018

Retired art teacher Katy Helman

Katy retired from Deer Isle-Stonington High School after 18 years in 2016. What’s she doing now?

Canvases, some still wet with paint, line the walls, the walkway and nearly every flat surface. Big paint tubes are bunched together. Jars full of brushes are nearby.

“I just sort of slather it on,” Helman said. She paints on canvas but won’t pass up a good piece of cardboard. “I’m a very casual applicant of whatever material I’m using. I’m not a precision person. I like to think with my hands.”

Read the entire article in the March 30th Ellsworth American newspaper written by  by CLICKING HERE.


Many know Helman as the former and beloved Deer Isle-Stonington High School art teacher. She retired after 18 years in 2016.


Happy Retirement

June 15, 2016

Maine is fortunate!

We know that what a teacher offers can have an enormous impact on students development day to day AND over their lifetime. As educators retire at the close of another school year, 2015-16, I know that you will join me in THANKING them for their years of service and dedication to students across the state. Maine appreciates the commitment of the following educators and wish you well and many healthy years of laughter!

Combined the following have taught for 503+ years. HAPPY RETIREMENT!

  • BETSY ALLEN-McPHEDRAN, Visual Art, RSU #38, 29 years of service
  • SARAH BARNUM, K-6 Visual Art, Augusta School Department, 30 years of service
  • PIPER BOLDUC, Visual Art, Old Orchard Beach High School, 37 years of service
  • LISE DUNN, Music, Mast Landing School, Freeport, 42 years of service
  • MARY DYER, Visual Art, Winthrop High School,  40+ years of service
  • ELAINE FLETCHER, Visual Art, Harrison Middle School, 30 years of service
  • JULIE HAYES, Visual Art, Vine Street School, Bangor, 31 years of service
  • KATY HELMAN, Visual Art, Deer Isle Stonington High School, 18 years of service
  • KIM KRAMP, K-8 Visual Art, Conners Emerson School, Bar Harbor, 35 years of service
  • JOHN NEAL, Music, Oak Hill High School, 38 years of service
  • DIANE NOBLE, K-6 Visual Art, Saco Schools, 38 years of service
  • BLAISE SPATH, Music, Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 33 years of service
  • BETH WHITNEY, Music, Woolwich Central School, 34.3 years of service
  • ROGER WHITNEY, Music, Wiscasset Schools, 35 years of service
  • LINDA THORNDIKE WILLIAMS, Visual Art, Berwick Schools, 33 years of service

If you know of others retiring this year who are not on the list please email me at so I can add them to the list.

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