Statement on the passing of Don Mordecai

Don Mordecai, who served on the Maine Charter School Commission until his resignation earlier this month due to health reasons, died Monday at his home.

Mordecai was a graduate of Colby College and received graduate degrees from Cornell University and Babson College. He had a longtime and varied career in education and a strong history of community service.

Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen issued the following statement upon learning of his death:

“Don was an expert in finance and governance. In his short time with the Charter School Commission, he was a vocal advocate for meticulous and honest appraisal of the public charter school proposals. He was committed to providing students with enriching and effective alternatives in education. We are indebted to him for his invaluable service on the Commission.”

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