APRIL 30 - CLASSIFICATION TALK: Dan Hart

 

Guest:  Anthony Deiulio  (Hynek)

 

Members we missed:  Dennis, Finley, Mann, Murphy, Powell, Thrall, Tyler, Whitney

 

Announcements included the May 4 cleanup day at the 4H Camp; the May 4 potluck social with the GSE visitors at the Riverview Resort; and, the May 7 going away party for Joe & Lynn Arizzi.

 

Dan Hart's program was his classification talk (High School Principal).  Dan grew up in the Camden, Maine area.  His original college degree was in Criminal Justice from what is now USM at Gorham, after which he worked 5 years at Cumberland County CETA (Comprehensive Employment & Training Act).   He next moved into the secondary school education field as guidance counselor at Telstar where he worked for 11 years, having obtained a master's degree in counselor education from USM.  Moving into administration, he obtained a Certificate of Advanced Studies from USM and became Asst. Principal of Tripp School in Turner.  He then became principal of Dirigo high school for 7 years, before moving into his current position as principal of Telstar High School.  Family-wise, Dan and Julie were married in 1980 and have two daughters, Lauren and Lindsay.  Dan recalled the time when he was Dirigo principal and their graduation day coincided with Telstar's, at which his daughter was graduating.  He managed to get the Dirigo graduation time moved to late afternoon, so he could attend Telstar's in the evening.  He also recalled the positive influence of Outward-Bound-type experiences he had, initiated by Dewaine Craig when he was Superintendent.

 

~Walter