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MEA Board of Directors

Grace Leavitt is a Spanish teacher on leave from Greely High School in Cumberland. She lives in Raymond and has been teaching for more than 40 years, to K-12 to higher ed and adult, in Maine, Massachusettsand Spain, and is National Board certified. Grace is passionate about public education and will support students and educators across the state as the chief policy officer and official spokesperson for the MEA. President
Jesse Hargrove teaches American History, Government and Economics, advises the yearbook class, and serves as Social Studies department chair at Hermon High School. He lives in Thorndike with his wife Ciara, a music educator and President of the Waterville Education Association. They have two elementary-age kids, Aden and Rylan who attend Mount View Elementary School. Vice President
Beth French started teaching in 2002 and is a 3rd grade teacher at East Belfast School. Beth comes from a family of educators-her husband Gerry, her son Tim and his wife are all educators in Maine. Beth lives in Searsport with her family, which also includes two school-aged children, Gabe and Elijah. Beth is eager to share her vision of "Unionism For Today" as part of the MEA leadership team. Treasurer

Amanda Cooper has been an educator with the Gorham Public Schools since 2000, and teaches 8th grade English and Social Studies at Gorham Middle School. She lives in Buxton, with her husband Kevin who is also an educator and coach at Bonny Eagle High School, and their two sons Caden and Colby. Her goal as the NEA director is to bring the voice of Maine students and educators to D.C.

 NEA Director

MEA Board of Directors


District A Robert "Bo" Zabierek Houlton to St Agatha
District B Suzen Polk-Hoffses Bar Harbor to Calais to Mariaville
District C Mallory Cook Dixmont to Greenville to Millinocket
District D Cedena McAvoy Bangor to Ellsworth to Searsmont
District E Ken Williams Palermo to Northport to Windsor
District F Janice Murphy Augusta to Rangeley to Jackman
District G Maryann White China to Athens to Monroe
District H Jim Thornton Livermore to Newry to Poland
District I Vacant Gardiner to Windham
District J Terry Martin Woolwich to Cumberland
District K Bob McCully Portland to Scarborough
District L Janet Howe Kuech Saco to Stoneham to Newfield
District M Donna Longley Kittery to Sanford
District O Lisa Leduc AFUM
District P Neil Greenberg ACSUM, UMPSA
District R Thomas Moore III MEA-Retired
District ESP Gerry French Education Support Personnel Statewide




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