AUGUSTA – Claire LaBrie, former SAD 52 administrator, has assumed the duties of president of the Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities for the year.

The association made up of special education administrators in public schools, private special education schools and Child Development Services preschool sites, elected her vice president in May 2001.

She served as special education administrator for 15 years, seven in the Cape Elizabeth School Department, two in SAD 52 and six in SAD 27.

She was a resource programs teacher for grades kindergarten through eight at SAD 27 from 1985 to 1988 prior to becoming administrator of special education in Fort Kent.

LaBrie earned her master’s degree in literacy at the University of Maine in Orono in 1982 and her bachelor’s degree, with a major in life science, at the University of Maine in Fort Kent in 1978. She continued taking graduate classes in order to become certified as a special education teacher, later as an administrator of special education. She resides in Gorham with her husband, Larry Thompson.

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