Megan Parks.  Submitted photo

LEWISTON — Lewiston Public Schools Chairwoman Megan Parks has announced she will seek reelection to the at-large seat.

Born in Lewiston, the Lewiston High School graduate has served as the at-large representative for the past eight years. According to her campaign announcement, she has worked to become an advocate who can navigate tough topics with an open mind while soliciting input from those most impacted before making decisions.

Parks said in order to be informed of all perspectives she meets with parents, students, staff and community members to give them a voice and encourage participation in meetings.

Parks said she feels strongly that during election season, the School Committee has no room for low-level tactics like personal attacks.

“Our focus needs to be on what is best for our students,” she said.

She has served in many roles throughout the community.


In 2021, Parks was chosen from a pool of statewide applicants to participate in the Maine Department of Education’s Educational Leadership Development Program.

Since closing the temporary homeless/quarantine programs in May 2022, she has worked as an inpatient behavioral health clinician in St. Mary’s Healthcare System.

She volunteers on several boards and committees, including Trinity Jubilee Center, The Store Next Door, Androscoggin County Jail and Lewiston Area Public Health Committee. Parks is also a Red Cross disaster responder.

As a third generation Franco-American, she has lived in Lewiston for more than 40 years. Her daughter is a 2020 LHS graduate and her son is an incoming freshman.

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