Commissioner’s Update – March 31, 2016

From the Maine Department of Education

Acting Education Commissioner Bill Beardsley honored 19 team members for years of service today at the Department, representing a long-standing commitment to Maine’s citizens. Collectively, this group has dedicated over 560 years as employees of State government.

“Years embody context and institutional memory. Years serve as our anchor to windward in an era and environment of constant change,” says Acting Commissioner Bill Beardsley. “And years reflect commitment, dedication, resilience, and camaraderie which are the ties that bind.”

Maine DOE staff members Jackie Godbout and Suzan Beaudoin have served over 30 years at the Department. Godbout began her service as a Vocational Education Secretary and today is the Title IA Program Consultant for the Special Services Division. She says she enjoys being part of State government, “to work and serve the people of Maine and support programs that enhance the educational opportunities and achievement of all students in Maine.”

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