Fourteen Maine Teachers to be Honored by Bowdoin College
Story posted March 13, 2002
Bowdoin College will honor 14 Maine secondary school teachers with Distinguished Teaching Awards for the lasting effect they have had on the lives of their students.
The teachers will be honored at Bowdoin Thursday, April 4. The honorees will attend a series of events, including a campus tour, a reception, and an awards dinner with Bowdoin President Barry Mills.
Each honoree will receive a certificate and a silver-plated polar bear (the Bowdoin mascot). Maine Commissioner of Education Duke Albanese, a 1971 graduate of Bowdoin, will deliver congratulations at the dinner.
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 about the positive influence of these teachers in their college application essays.
Bowdoin College is grateful to these teachers for inspiring students to learn and for preparing them to excel in college and beyond:
Michael Cook (Music), formerly of Cony High School, Augusta, now in Virginia
Jane Doak (English), Belfast Area High School, Belfast
William Murphy (Social Studies and English), Belfast Area High School, Belfast
Chris Johnson (History), Calais High School, Calais
Frankie Stone (English), Greely High School, Cumberland Center
Margaret Diviney (English), Lawrence High School, Fairfield
Virgil Valente (Science), retired, Penquis Valley High School, Milo
Margot Riley (Mathematics), Lincoln Academy, Newcastle
Michael Schaab (Science), currently at Maine Maritime, Castine, but from John Bapst High School, Orono, at the time he taught the student who wrote about him. This is the second time Schaab has been honored (his first time being in 2000)
James Tucker (History), Deering High School, Portland
John Brunette (Mathematics), South Portland High School, South Portland
Claire Chase (French), South Portland High School, South Portland
Craig Furbush (English), South Portland High School, South Portland
Betty MacIntyre (Music), Windham High School, Windham
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