RSU #74 Mission Statement

The school community of RSU #74 will work together to raise the aspirations of all students by providing them with lifelong learning skills so that they may become self-sufficient contributing members of society.

Staff Spotlight

David Gordon

David Gordon moved to Maine from Ohio and taught for one year at Mt. Abram before transferring to Carrabec to teach math and life science.  In a little more than two years he created a legacy of accomplishments that will benefit Carrabec High School for years to come.

David applied for and received a grant to develop a hydroponics system which he painstakingly assembled for the purpose of growing lettuce and fish in a sustainable environment.  This project enabled his students to experience a living and breathing ecosystem inside the classroom, demonstrating that science is not just something to learn from textbooks, but is to be experienced. He also created the biomedical course, designed to help students prepare for careers in the health fields.

David brought incredible professionalism and creativity to his teaching.  Using his famous PowerPoints, he sought to engage students in thinking about solving problems in innovative ways, and encouraged collaboration.

Possessing a wry sense of humor, David would often refer to the life sciences, the only science in his eyes, as the light, and other sciences as the dark side.

David Gordon passed away unexpectedly on his morning run, October 13, 2017.


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