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USM Alum Named Superintendent of the Year

Christopher Howell

Christopher Howell '92, '96G has been named 2022 Maine Superintendent of Year by the Maine School Superintendents Association.

Howell is superintendent of RSU 14, which includes schools in Windham and Raymond. 

In annoucing the award, the Maine Department of Education lauded Howell for his integrity, educational vision, and organizational understanding, noting that he "exudes kindness and a calm, centered approach, characteristics that have served to create a remarkably healthy climate and culture across all schools and programs he works with."

"From essential conversations around social emotional learning, equity, and social justice, to focusing on the design of a new middle school for 21st century learners, Howell’s leadership approach is highly inclusive, thought provoking, and deeply reflective," the department's announcement said. "His colleagues describe him as a true servant leader."

Howell graduated from USM with a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in Teaching and Learning.