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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.
Second grade is a good time for students to flex their learning muscles and set their sights on becoming strong readers, writers, and mathematicians. A great place to do that is in the classroom of Mrs. Cindy Currie, the second grade teacher at Solon Elementary School and our Staff Spotlight for the month of January.
A graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, Mrs. Currie came to RSU #74 in December of 1990 to be a Special Education teacher at the Mark Emery School in North Anson. In the fall of 1992, she moved to Embden Elementary School to become the teacher of a first and second grade multi-grade class. She also taught for a short time in a half-day kindergarten program at the Central School in New Portland while also teaching in Embden. When the Embden School closed in 2010, Mrs. Currie moved to Solon Elementary School and has taught second grade there ever since.
Mrs. Currie is a favorite among the students and parents at the Solon School because of the close connection she establishes with each of her students. Her enthusiasm, upbeat approach, and sense of humor inspire students to work hard, follow the rules, and maintain positive attitudes toward learning. Parents appreciate Mrs. Currie's dedication to meeting their children's social-emotional as well as learning needs, and they feel comfortable approaching her with questions or concerns. She builds a partnership with each of her students' parents in order to maximize the amount of support available for each student.
Students love Mrs. Currie and enjoy their learning adventures in second grade, as her lessons are engaging and fun, as well as being grounded in best practice research. She differentiates her instruction to meet the needs of all levels of learners and to ensure academic growth and success for all. She is especially talented in engaging reluctant learners to increase their confidence and motivation and thus their academic performance. A strong proponent of literacy, Mrs. Currie strives to make all of her students successful readers, and her students' test scores in reading are consistently high every year. Mrs. Currie integrates literacy skills into her science and social studies lessons, incorporating content area vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing skills into each unit.
For these reasons, this month we spotlight Mrs. Cindy Currie, a gifted teacher with the unique ability to capture the hearts and minds of young learners and a valued member of the RSU #74 staff.