AUBURN – Four representatives from Maine’s educational, civic and business communities have joined the nonprofit Center for Educational Services’ 14-member board of directors.

They are Robert Kautz of Wells, superintendent of schools in Sanford; Cindy O’Shea of Gorham, executive director of the Casco Bay Education Alliance; Carol Weston of Thorndike, a Waldo County state senator; and Charles Soltan of Winthrop, an Augusta attorney.

Kautz has been superintendent in three Maine school districts and served as an official in the Maine Department of Education. O’Shea is a former elementary teacher and principal. Weston is a member of the state Legislature with a particular interest in education. Soltan is a former high school teacher.

Established in 1975, the center is the state’s oldest and largest nonprofit providing professional and organizational development. The center helps educators respond to the challenges of improving student learning, integrating technology and creating strong organizations. It is located on Main Street.


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