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Twelve Maine Teachers to be Honored by Bowdoin

Story posted March 27, 2001

Bowdoin College will honor 12 Maine secondary school teachers with Distinguished Teaching Awards for the lasting effect they have had on the lives of their students.

The twelve will be honored at Bowdoin Thursday, April 12. The honorees will attend a series of events, including a reception and awards dinner with Bowdoin President Robert H. Edwards and Maine Commissioner of Education Duke Albanese (a 1971 graduate of Bowdoin). They will also have the opportunity to tour the campus, and attend a special lecture by Charles V. Willie, professor emeritus, Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

The Distinguished Teaching Award was created in 1999 to pay tribute to the important role high school teachers play in instilling students with a passion for learning. The honorees are chosen because they are all former teachers of students who have excelled at Bowdoin. The students had written in their College application essays about the positive influence of these teachers.

Bowdoin College is grateful to these teachers for inspiring students to learn and preparing them to excel in college and beyond.

The following teachers will be honored:

Robert Brown (Biology), Belfast Area High School, Belfast

Bonnie Cousineau (English), Wells High School, Wells

William Disselkamp (Spanish), Stearns High School, Millinocket

William LoPotro (Biology), Brewer High School, Brewer

Jean Lawrence (English), formerly of Medomak Valley High School, Waldoboro (currently at Maine Coast School of Technology, Rockland)

Linda Libby (German), Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham

William Murphy (English), Belfast Area High School, Belfast

Diane Myers (English), Noble High School, Berwick

Karen Olson (French), Monmouth Academy, Monmouth

Michael Waters (Chemistry), Messalonskee High School, Oakland

Elsie Whidden (English), Deering High School, Portland

Douglas Worthley (Chemistry), Cape Elizabeth High School, Cape Elizabeth

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