Photo 1: Click HERE for a high-resolution photo of Senator Collins with RSU #68 Superintendent Stacy Shorey, Principal Julie Kimball, and Kaitlin Young, Music Teach and 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year
Photo 2: Click HERE for a high-resolution photo of Senator Collins speaking to students
Photo 3: Click HERE for a high-resolution photo of Senator Collins with Kaitlyn Young’s music class
Dover-Foxcroft, ME – U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited students at SeDoMoCha Elementary and Middle School, which serves approximately 700 students from the towns of Sebec, Dover-Foxcroft, Monson, and Charleston.
Senator Collins began her visit by presenting her slideshow, “Days in the Life of Senator Susan M. Collins.” The presentation gives students an opportunity to see some of the work she does on a daily basis, including meeting with Mainers, touring Maine businesses, chairing Senate hearings, and speaking on the Senate floor. Following the presentation, Senator Collins read Antlers Forever! to a first grade class and stopped by a music class to listen to students sing the school’s song, “SeDoMoCha.”
“It was a pleasure to meet with so many enthusiastic students at SeDoMoCha Elementary and Middle School,” said Senator Collins. “These bright students demonstrated a strong dedication to their academic studies, and they are so fortunate to have a school community that is devoted to helping them learn. I was truly impressed by the commitment to excellence that is shared by the educators and staff who inspire students and give them the tools they need to achieve their dreams.”
During her visit, Senator Collins also met with Kaitlin Young, General and Vocal Music Teacher, who was named the 2018 Maine Teacher of the Year. She has taught at SeDoMoCha Elementary and Middle School for eight years and was named the 2017 Piscataquis County Teacher of the Year.
Senator Collins has visited more than 200 schools throughout Maine during her Senate service and has long led efforts to honor our nations’ public schools and improve our education system. Last month, Senators Collins and Jon Tester (D-MT) joined students, teachers, and administrators from across the country to celebrate Public Schools Week, a nationwide initiative to highlight the importance of America’s public education system.