Administration

Bruce Bailey
Principal

Contact Information:

e-mail:    bbailey@rsu71.org
Telephone: (207)338-3320 x 303


Bio:    

I started my career as a science teacher at Mt. View Jr. High and came to Troy Howard Middle School in 1997, just a few years after the school was built. 22 years of teaching provided invaluable experience in what makes effective middle level organization, schedules and teaming. 
I've been an advocate for developmentally appropriate, student-centered approaches to create successful schools for young adolescents. The middle school philosophy is to create a “school within a school” where smaller groups of students work closely with their teachers, developing trusting and meaningful connections for effective, individualized learning. We focus on building a safe, inclusive and respectful climate to keep young people connected and engaged in their school.  

During my time here at THMS, I have enjoyed the opportunity to teach both of my own kids, seeing them benefit from our improvement efforts and learning from their experiences. After serving as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director, I'm thankful for this opportunity to continue our collaborative effort to create the best school experience possible for your children. I welcome opportunities to help families with questions and concerns.  My personal interests include, traveling/spending time with my family, home improvement projects, reading, hiking, hunting, boating and fishing.

Education:

Jeff Lovejoy
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Contact Information:

e-mail:    jlovejoy@rsu71.org
Telephone: (207)338-3320 x 304


Bio:  

    I began working at THMS in 2008 as the 7th/8th grade social studies teacher on the newly formed Ecology Academy. I integrated 19th and 20th century history, economics and civics into our already well established garden program.  I was fortunate to coach the middle school wrestling team from 2009 -2015 and the football team during 2015.
    In 2015 I was given the opportunity to help THMS as the interim Assistant Principal and in 2016 became the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director. 
     A graduate of Belfast Area High School in 1992 I went on and  studied at Villanova University and Fitchburg State College. After graduating I worked as a teacher in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California before returning to Maine in 2001. I currently live in Northport with my wife and three children. All of us enjoy a multitude of sports and outdoor activities including the rejuvenation, remodeling and constant reinvention of our home and farm in Saturday Cove.









Education:


    * Bachelor of Arts- Philosophy, Villanova University, 1996
    * Master of Education- General Studies, Fitchburg State College, 2003