Greetings, Class of 2004! I hope that you are enjoying the summer, wherever you are in the country. Here are some highlights from our class in this first half of 2022.
Our first update is actually a repeat from my last column, earning even more accolades this year. Michael Chasse has been inducted to another hall of fame in Maine, this time by his high school alma mater. Presque Isle High School inducted three new members into their sports hall of fame last January. As a member of the high school class of 2000, Mike earned 11 varsity letters during his time at PIHS for alpine skiing, track, and soccer. He is well known in the Maine ski community as one of the most accomplished alpine skiers in the entire region, if not the whole state. Mike currently operates Presque Isle Bike, Board and Ski and is also a city councilor for Presque Isle. Congrats, Mike, on this well-deserved induction!
Dustin Miles has been named assistant principal of Litchfield schools. He has been a teacher for the past 18 years and for the past decade he worked in the Lewiston public schools as a classroom teach and match coach. Congrats on the exciting new adventure, Dustin!
Also in education news, Matthew Gilbert G said goodbye to his students at Mountain Valley High School in Rumford this past fall, where he had been the principal for the past 18 years. He is now the assistant superintendent of RSU 2, which is the Monmouth region of schools. Congratulations, Matthew!
Another classmate, Sarah Woehler (also ’10G) recently published her first book. How To Change Your Life: Tips, Tools, and Inspiring Anecdotes to Help You Transform Your Life For the Better is inspired by Sarah’s personal experience. Sarah also hosts and produces a podcast, “Interrelate,” and founded Best Regards Services.
And lastly some news from the nursing world out west: Heather Russell Spaulding, who graduated from the school of nursing, wrote to me to tell me that she recently received her MSN in nursing education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and her post master’s certificate as a pediatric clinical nurse specialist. She currently works at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada and is studying for her certification exam to be a licensed Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She tells me the APRN-CNS is not commonly discussed as one of the four APRN roles for those who want to advance their nursing careers and she plans to be an advocate for this role to other folks in nursing who are looking to advance their careers.
If you have something to share about your life don’t hesitate to reach out. Happy summer!