Mike Vandemark, social studies teacher at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, was recently named May Staff Member of the Month for the Oxford Hills School District. One of his colleagues noted that Mike teaches a difficult subject, Ancient History, to a difficult age group, freshmen. However, year after year, Mike’s impact on students is evident. One of his students recently said, “He is overall just an awesome teacher. To be honest, how much you learn in a class or how much you like a class depends upon the teacher.” Mr. Vandemark was praised for his consistant concern for his students’ education and wellbeing. Vandemark is pictured with his OHCHS 9th grade world history class. The Staff Member of the Month program is sponsored by the Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club and coordinated by Maureen Howard, director of the Oxford Hills Education Exchange.