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Islesboro Central names dean of students

Jun 08, 2019
Meredith Diamond, new dean of students at Islesboro Central School.

Islesboro — Islesboro Central School welcomes Meredith Diamond as its first dean of students. The newly created position will combine focused student support and athletic director duties in a multifaceted role deemed “crucial to the future development of Islesboro’s small island school,” according to a press release issued June 5.

Diamond’s first job as an educator was in the role of literacy tutor for second-graders at the Jacob H. Schiff School in West Harlem, New York. Over the past 20 years, she also has taught freshman composition at the University of Maine, backcountry skills at the North Carolina Outward Bound School, and a summer-long graduate institute for the Maine Writing Project.

For most of her career, however, Diamond has taught high school English, most recently at Mount View High School in Thorndike.

A graduate of Columbia University with a BA in English and a minor in Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Diamond went on to earn both an MA in English and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education from the University of Maine.

She currently is working on a PhD in Public Policy and Education Leadership at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. Her research is focused on how novice administrators understand and nurture the culture in their schools.

Diamond lives in Hampden.



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