LEWISTON — June 19 was the last day in public education for four teachers at Lewiston High School.

Caroline Sample grew up in England and taught in London, Cameroon and Old Orchard before coming to LHS in 2006. Sample’s experiences in Africa made her an enormous asset to the ELL department where has taught English to immigrant students. She is leaving education with a total of 41 years of experience.

Jean McPhail grew up in Bath and has taught in Greene, Bath, Brunswick and South Portland before coming to LHS in 2000. While teaching special education for 14 years at LHS, McPhail initiated a children’s story hour and has tutored children and adults in reading and math. She is leaving education with a total of 32 years of experience.

Helene St. Hilaire grew up in Auburn and taught at Southern Aroostook Community High School and Oak Hill before coming to LHS in 1985. While teaching French and Latin for 28 years, St. Hilaire has been an adviser for the Drama Club and the Class of 1995 and has served on the National Honor Society Advisory Committee. She is retiring with 33 years of experience.

Jean Roy grew up in Lewiston and taught at Mt. Blue and Lewiston High. Jean taught French for one year before introducing the Spanish program at LHS in 1986. In addition to teaching for 29 years, she has been the adviser for the Spanish Honor Society, the chairperson for the district’s Certification Committee, an officer of the Lewiston Education Association and a member of the MEA Board of Directors. Roy is leaving education with 34 years of experience.


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