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.

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Alta Seekins
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Contact Information:

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


Bio:  

I started my career in education in Belfast as an ed tech in 2000.  I went back to the University of Maine to receive my bachelors in K-8 education and began my teaching career in 2006 at Monroe Elementary.  I returned to Belfast as a fifth grade teacher in 2008. Since then I have taught 4th grade and 5th grade, primarily teaching social studies, math, and ELA. I team taught for most of those years, sharing students with two other teachers.  In 2017 I was given the opportunity to take a formal role as a leader in the head teacher position. In this position I worked with staff, students, and parents in positive behavior interventions. I also worked with the administration on curriculum development and implementation, and data analysis among other things.  


I currently live in Dixmont with my husband and dog, where we enjoy spending time with family and refurbishing and repurposing all our antique store finds.  My hobbies also include knitting, sewing, gardening and reading.



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