Junior Turner joined the Waldo County Technical Center in July 2017. He has approximately 20 years experience in school building maintenance from RSU#3 and RSU#20. Junior enjoys camping and stock car racing.
Ed Tech - ESP/STRIVE
Phone: 207-342-5231 x#121
Rob Dunbar joined the WCTC family in 2018 as an Ed Tech for our Strive/ESP program. Mr. Dunbar comes to WCTC with 9 years of experience in the education field. He coached high school Soccer and Basketball at Schenk High School and Madison High School. He graduated from Mt. View High School and continued his education at Husson University and Unity College. Rob is a Veteran of the Persian Gulf War in 1990. He was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln out of San Diego California.
After many years away from Waldo County, Mr. Dunbar moved back in 2010. For three years he helped WCTC's very own Tanya Hubbard with fund raising efforts for Warm Waldo.
Mr. Dunbar is very excited to be at WCTC and excited to be "home" at the Waldo County Technical Center.
Jon Cox joined the Waldo County Technical Center in August 2017. JC comes to us with 35 years experience as an Ed Tech and Teacher in Special Education.
In those years he also has been Park & Recreation Director, Track Coach, Baseball, Basketball and Track Official. He has an Associates Degree from UMO and BA from Lesley College. Outside of school his interests are exploring Waldo County (and beyond) in his jeep, hiking, camping, gardening and working on his farm.
Lacey Breems joined the WCTC family in August 2017.
Lacey Breems grew up in Winslow, Maine, graduating from Winslow High School in 2001. She attended the University of Maine Farmington where she earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Concentration in Mathematics. While attending college, she substitute taught in Winslow, covering both regular and special education in all grades from K-12. Shortly after graduating, Lacey took a long-term substitute position in a high school math classroom. Without expecting it, she found she made powerful bonds with the students and discovered a strong desire to teach at the high school level. Lacey did what she needed to do to become certified as a high school mathematics teacher (giving her dual certification for both K-8 and 7-12 Mathematics) and has been very happy working at the high school level ever since.
Currently, Lacey is the mathematics instructor at WCTC, and is completing a 9-12 Math Coaching Pilot Program through UMF. She is working closely with six program instructors at the school this year, helping to increase the level of mathematics being taught in their programs in the most effective way possible for the students.
When not at school, Lacey enjoys being home with her husband Noah and their wonderful, strong-willed daughter, Mia. She is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and not one to ever pass up a good shoe sale.
Rich Benedict joined the Waldo County Technical Center in August 2017.
Mr. Benedict is a graduate of Henry Abbott Regional Vocational Technical School in Connecticut, from their four year Carpentry program. He moved to Maine in 2004 to attend Unity College, and is now happy to call Maine home. He has been in the Carpentry trade for almost 25 years in the fine woodworking/cabinetry side of the industry. His interests outside of teaching include gardening, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Kevin Michaud joined the WCTC family in 2015. In one capacity or another, Mr. Kevin A. Michaud (KAM) has been in the field of education for nearly 30 years. Needless to say, he truly enjoys working with students and staff members, and is VERY happy to be here at WCTC!
Jeremiah Johnson has been the Computer & Networking Technology instructor at WCTC since 2012. He is a graduate of Kennebec Valley Community College with an AAS in Applied Electronics & Computer Technology, and currently pursuing his Bachelors in Computer Forensics & Digital Investigations at Champlain College.
Joya Maynard joined the WCTC family in 2015. She has 16 years of school finance experience and an Associates Degree in Accounting. Financial needs/requirements are always changing in education whether it be local or state. She enjoys the every day challenges which helps make dealing with numbers never boring !
Gil Russell joined the WCTC family in 2004. Mr Russell first came to Waldo County Technical Center in 1978 as a student. After completing the course at WCTC, Mr. Russell spent 27 years in the Auto Collision field and is now back teaching the Auto Collision program at WCTC.
Lassie Henry joined the WCTC family in 2007. Mrs. Henry started at the tech center as an Ed Tech in the Strive program. In 2015 Mrs. Henry became the instructor in the Strive and ESP program.
Mrs. Henry has an Associates Degree in Business, and obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from University of Maine in 2014.
Mark Scipione joined the WCTC family in 2005. Mark worked as a Diesel technician for BFI Browning Ferris Industries in Massachusetts for 16 years. Mark performed various duties including preventative maintenance, road repairs and was also the second shift foreman.
Frannie Conlon joined the WCTC family in 2018. Ms Conlon started with WCTC last year as a substitute teacher. Ms. Conlon is Registered Nurse with twenty-five years in the acute care setting. She received her nursing degree from Victor Valley School of Nursing in Victorville, CA. Although she is new to instructing in a classroom setting, she is well accustomed to teaching in a variety of settings and very excited about this new adventure as the CNA Instructor for WCTC.