Welcome to the Bangor School Department and the City of Bangor, a community that is proud to have developed a formula for the high achievement of its schools: an involved and supportive community, highly skilled educators, and hard-working students.
Dr. Betsy Webb is a passionate, committed educator that believes all children can learn at high levels and the key to success is acceleration. Dr. Webb began as a teacher in 1983 and has held a variety of educational positions spanning the K-12 levels. Dr. Webb has been the superintendent in Bangor since 2008, where she has distinguished herself by increasing academic achievement, developing a ten year strategic plan emphasizing academic excellence, professional excellence, quality instructional program, and an environment for success. Through her leadership, Bangor High School has created a STEM Academy, a Visual and Performing Arts Academy, a Humanities Academy, a Bridge Year, and a Business Academy, which are gaining state and national attention for student success while being dually enrolled in high school and college level courses. Dr. Webb was named the 2013 Maine Superintendent of the Year and in 2012 was the Maine School Superintendents’ Associations Outstanding Leadership Award winner. Superintendent Webb serves on a number of boards in the community, the state, and at the national level.
Robert MacDonald is the Assistant Superintendent of the Bangor School Department. Mr. MacDonald has held various positions at both the middle and high school level in the Bangor School Department for over 30 years. He was also the Aquatics Director and Coach at Colby College from 1985-1988. Most recently, he served as the Principal of the James F. Doughty School; a role he had for 22 years prior to becoming Assistant Superintendent in 2014. Under Mr. MacDonald’s leadership, the James F. Doughty School earned the distinction of being named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In his role as the Assistant Superintendent, Mr. MacDonald is responsible for overseeing curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, Title I, technology, and gifted and talented programming.
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