Paulette Bonneau, Director of the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology, was among the seven newest members appointed by Governor Mills to serve on the Maine Board of Education. The Board consists of nine members appointed by the Governor along with two nonvoting student members. Board members serve staggered, five-year terms, and nonvoting student members serve staggered two-year terms.
Ms. Bonneau of Biddeford will fill seat 7 in the first congressional district. She attended Stonehill College and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Upon graduating, Ms. Bonneau became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker focusing on Mental Health and Substance abuse. At the same time, Ms. Bonneau also worked as a School Social Worker at the John F. Kennedy School supporting students and their families from grades 3-5. In 2004, Ms. Bonneau was awarded her master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan and in 2006 received a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership/Administration from the University of Southern Maine.
Shortly before getting her Graduate Certificate, Ms. Bonneau transitioned into the position of Assistant Principal at the John F Kennedy School and the Biddeford Intermediate School. Once again, she transitioned in 2007 into the role of Principal at the John F Kennedy School and remained in this role until 2015. From the John F. Kennedy School, Ms. Bonneau moved to her current position as the Director of the Biddeford Regional Center of Technology. Outside of her work, Ms. Bonneau is a member of the Biddeford Workforce Development Committee, the Maine Association of Adult Education, the Coalition on Adult Education, the York County United Way Early Child Development Committee, and the CTE-EPS formula workgroup.
Her Board of Education Committee appointments will include the Career & Technical Education Committee, Nomination & Election Committee, and Student Membership Committee.
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