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State education board elects new officers

AUGUSTA, Maine – The State Board of Education elected Dr. Steven M. Pound as the new chairman and Nancy S. Perkins as the new vice chairwoman at its June meeting. Both were elected to one-year terms in the leadership roles beginning July 1.

Pound, born in Millinocket and a resident of Greenville, has served on the board since 2009 and replaces James Banks Sr. He has more than 30 years’ experience in education, including early childhood, K-12, technical college, adult education and university. His recent education positions include superintendent of schools in School Union 60 for Greenville and the surrounding area, as well as director of adult and community education for the Greenville School Department. Pound is the associate director of workforce development for Cianbro Corporation, where he provides career development for team members through training and lifelong learning initiatives. Pound’s responsibilities at Cianbro include partnering with community colleges, technical schools, career centers, government and businesses to deliver cost-effective and efficient programming to benefit each team member while meeting the needs of current and future projects.

Perkins is a resident of Cornish. She has spent much of her life in various roles in education. She retired from public education after 30 years but has remained involved. She believes strongly in public service and is a selectman in Cornish and is the director of the Riverside Food Pantry.

For information, visit the State Board of Education.

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