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MEA Officers and Board of Directors


Lois Kilby-Chesley, is president of the MEA. The president serves full time representing the Association, working with the officers and Board of Directors, and coordinating the implementation of MEA policies. She may be reached at MEA headquarters in Augusta by calling 622-4418 or 1-888-622-4418, ext. 2220 or by e-mailing lkilby-chesley@maineea.org. Lois Kilby-Chesley, MEA President
Grace Leavitt is a Spanish teacher at Greeley High School in SAD 51. She is the Vice President of MEA and National Board Certified.  Grace Leavitt, MEA Vice President
Denise Simoneau teaches 6th grade math, reading, and science at the James F. Doughty Middle School in Bangor. She oversees the budget and financial operations of the Association as treasurer. Denise Simoneau, MEA Treasurer
Mike Thurston is a Social Studies teacher at Winslow High School. He represents the MEA at meetings of the National Education Association's Board of Directors as Maine's NEA Director. Mike Thurston, NEA Director

MEA Board of Directors

 District A    Robert "Bo" Zabierek  Houlton to St Agatha
 District B    Steven Knowles  Brooklin to Calais
 District C    Matt McDade  Greenville to Howland to Millinocket
 District D Cyndy Fish  Bangor-Brewer area
 District E Jan Calderwood  Mid-Coast area
 District F Jill Watson  Augusta to Rangeley
 District G Robin Colby  Waterville area
 District H   Jim Thornton  Livermore-Oxford-Bethel area
 District I    Susan Grondin  Lewiston-Auburn area
 District J   Terry Martin  Topsham-Yarmouth area
 District K   Sally Plourde  Portland-Westbrook area
 District L   Amanda Cooper  Gorham-Fryeburg area
 District M   Jennifer Major  South Portland-Biddeford area
 District N   Mary Sue Jackson      Kittery-Sanford area
 District O  Roger Roy  AFUM
 District P Dan LaLonde  ACSUM, UMPSA
 District R   Crystal Ward  MEA-Retired
 District ESP   Bob Calderwood  Education Support Personnel Statewide


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