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- UPCOMING ORIENTATION - January 8-9
- THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR FALL/WINTER COURSES THROUGH THE MT BLUE RSD ADULT LEARNING CENTER
- Nancy Marshall's Marketing and Communications
Here at Mt. Blue RSD 9 Adult Basic and Community Education, we have an enthusiastic staff ready to help you achieve your educational goals. We'd like you to get to know us better by introducing ourselves to you.
Ray Therrien, Director
Ray has been the Director of Franklin County Adult and Community Education for over twelve years. In his thirty-plus years of experience in education, Ray has worked with refugees from around the world, Micmac and Mexican migrants, prisoners, high school age youth at risk and adults. Ray enjoys music, adventure and the outdoors.
Paul Brown, Mt. Blue RSD Adult & Community Education Coordinator
Paul was involved in education at the middle school level for over thirty years and adult education on and off for thirty eight years. His goal is to promote Community Education within the community, by the community and for the community. His interests are home projects and his grandchildren.
Laura Donald, ITV Site Coordinator for Mt. Blue RSD Adult & Community Education
Laura has been the Mt. Blue ITV Site Coordinator for the University of Maine System network since 2005. She attended the University of Southern Maine and the University of Maine at Farmington. Laura is an outgoing individual who enjoys helping others. She enjoys working out, crocheting, reading, baking and an array of outdoor activities.
Liza Donald, Office Manager
Liza has been the office manager for the Mt. Blue RSD and Franklin County Adult Education programs for more than ten years. She enjoys working with people in the community and helping them complete their tasks. She enjoys being with her family, friends and the community. She likes to quilt and do scrap booking and most of all, cook.
Michael Burd, Technology Integrator and Life Skills
Mike was a technology business owner for seven years and a community educator for three years before joining the FCABE Team in 2005. He is of the mind that fluency in the language of Information Technology can be a powerful empowerment skill, both personally and professionally. Mike is also a professional bassist and amateur grandparent. He is in relentless pursuit of almost any life-engaging opportunity.
Rebecca Dennison, College Transitions Coordinator, Career Advisor
Becky attended University of Maine at Farmington as a parenting non-traditional student, where she received her BA in Psychology. Becky then went with the momentum she had created and attended University of New England where she received her Masters in Social Work. Having had many fun, interesting, challenging and rewarding jobs, Becky now happily finds herself working at Adult Education and expects nothing less from this experience.
Barbara Collins, Math Instructor
Barbara has a BA in mathematics from Colby College and holds her teaching certificate in secondary mathematics. She was fortunate enough to travel the world with her Navy husband. She has been involved in education in many different capacities providing both individual and classroom instruction.
Sharron Cornell, GED Examiner and Office Support Services
Sharron has been working for Franklin County Adult Basic Education since 1994. She attended the University of Maine at Farmington as a non-traditional student, earning a BA in Visual/Performing Arts. Her first job upon graduation was teaching adult learners and she has been here since working in different capacities. Sharron is also a Board member of Literacy Volunteers of Franklin & Somerset Counties. She enjoys living near the mountains and the many cultural activities available in this area.
Maggie Scholl, Reading and Language Arts Instructor
Maggie has a B.S. in Special Education from the University of Maine at Farmington and an MS in Education from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in New Sharon with her husband, daughter, grandson and four cats. In warm weather, she may be seen with her husband riding a tandem bicycle to work. She also enjoys reading, playing the clarinet, and knitting in her spare time.
Joanne is our Rangeley representative for Adult Education. She is a retired Connecticut teacher of Home Economics and has been residing in Rangeley for over 16 years. She loves hanging out with her teenage son David and attending his basketball games. She is very active in her community and does a lot of volunteer work.
Greta has a BA in math from UMF and an MS in Information System Management from the University of Colorado Boulder. After 20 plus years in the US Air Force, she returned to her hometown of Avon where she is enjoying working in Adult Education. She manages her small family farm and enjoys the many outdoor activities the area has to offer.
Julie Sawyer, Office Support Services
Julie joined the Adult Education program this fall after working many years in health care. She is excited about working more closely with students as they pursue and ultimately achieve their educational goals. She has an Executive Secretarial Certificate from Casco Bay College and an Associate Degree in Management from Saint Joseph's College. She enjoys many fitness activities, including running, walking, biking and swimming. She enjoys her family and is very excited to have become a grandmother this year.
Mt. Blue RSD Franklin County Adult Basic & Community Education
108 Fairbanks Road, Suite #3
Farmington, Maine 04938
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone (207) 778-3460
Fax (207) 778-2971
Driving Directions: Our Physical Address is 108 Fairbanks Road, Farmington, ME 04938 for use with any of the popular online mapping websites which will give you a map with directions customized from your location.