Danny R. P. Michaud


PORTLAND – Danny R.P. Michaud, 53, died peacefully July 4, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

He was born in St. Agatha, Oct. 29, 1953, the son of Clifford and Yvette (Hebert) Michaud. He grew up in Sommers, Conn., until his senior year in high school when he moved to Daigle. He graduated from Fort Kent High School in 1971. He received his B.S. degree in education from U.M.F.K. in 1975, with a major in social studies, a M.A. degree in history from U.M.O. in 1977, a M. of Ed. degree in secondaryschool administration from U.M.O. in 1982, and an Ed.D. in education administration, from Nove University, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. in 1989. He was a member of the Maine School Superintendents Association, Aroostook County Superintendents, The Maine Development Foundation, Leadership, National Association of Partners in Education Inc., New England Association of Superintendents, and the American Association of School Administrators.

He was superintendent inMadawaska, Eastport and SAD 43, Mexico. Principal at the following schools; Mountain Valley High School, SAD 43, Schenck High School, in East Millinocket, Van Buren District Secondary High School, 9-12, and assistant principal at Van Buren Secondary school , and taught social studies in Van Buren.

Throughout his career as an educational administrator he strived to make the best possible learning environment for the students to achieve their greatest potential. He was a devoted husband and father, and his daughter’s happiness was his utmost concern. He enjoyed going to the flea market and antique shops, collecting old tins, memorobilia and kayaking.

In addition to his mother of Lewiston, he is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Mary Helen (Swan) Michaud of Madawaska; three daughters, Wendy K. and her husband, Jason Cushman, of Waterloo, Ontario Canada, Sara A. Michaud of Charlotte, N.C., and Amanda M. Michaud of Madawaska; three brothers, David and his wife, Brenda Michaud, Donald and his wife, Sara-Kay Michaud, all of Fort Kent, and Dennis Michaud of Lewiston; nieces, Amy and her husband, Brad Powicki, of Epping, N.H., Jennifer and her husband, Brian Morgan, of Londonderry, N.H., Melissa Michaud of Fort Kent; two nephews, Eric and Connor Michaud, both of Fort Kent.