Class of 1999 Summer 2023 Class Note

Happy summer, Class of ’99! 

There’s news to report, though the Class still needs someone to write this column twice a year. With your help we can share even more about classmates and what they’re doing.

Candice Richards is Knox County’s emergency management director. She has worked with the Knox County EMA since 2017 and holds a master’s in emergency management.

Mary Miller G, who teaches at Boothbay Region High School, earned her doctorate in music education online. As an advocate for music education, she observed, “The skills learned — collaboration, leadership, thinking outside the box, creativity, the ability to analyze — these are all things that music teaches.”

Also earning his doctorate was Jason Libby ’01G. Jason received his Ph.D. in public policy at the University of Southern Maine. He has worked at the Maine Department of Education since 2018. Jason oversees the department’s early college coursework programs and works with school counselors and educators. 

Another educator is Elwood Watson99 Ph.D., professor of history, Black America Studies, and women’s gender, and sexuality studies at East Tennessee State University. Elwood is also vice president for diversity, outreach, and inclusion with The Popular Culture Association. 

Continuing the education theme, Jeremy Ray ’03G was named Superintendent of the Year by the Maine School Superintendents Association last fall. Jeremy is the superintendent of the Biddeford, Dayton, and Saco school districts and is known not only for his budgeting and financing expertise, but also his strengths in problem solving, his kindness and compassion, and his hard work.

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