Senator Collins Meets with Principal and Teacher of Falmouth Elementary School, a National Blue Ribbon Recipient, in Washington

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Susan Collins met with Falmouth Elementary School Principal Gloria Noyes and physical education teacher Kathy Earle in her Washington, D.C., office.  In September, Falmouth Elementary School was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. Falmouth Elementary School is one of only three Maine schools—and one of only 342 public and private schools nationwide—to be recognized for this highly prestigious achievement in 2017.

“The Blue Ribbon designation is the highest honor an American school can obtain, and out of this year’s 342 honorees, three are from Maine.  Falmouth Elementary School earned this designation through a deep commitment to excellence by both the faculty and the community as a whole,” said Senator Collins. “I was delighted to have Molly Ryan and Katie Seelen, two of my dedicated staffers and alumnae of Falmouth Elementary School, join me in presenting Gloria and Kathy with a Congressional Record statement recognizing the school’s success.”


For 35 years, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has honored public and private elementary, middle, and high schools. Blue Ribbon schools are recognized for overall academic excellence or for making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.