Ms. Magnan has lived in Alaska most of her life, but her fiancée has family in Levant and Bangor, so when they decided to relocate, she started familiarizing herself with education in Maine. "We knew we wanted to be close to family, so we started looking in the Bangor area,” she said. “When I started looking into it. My wildest dream was to be in an area where the community supports education as much as it is in RSU #22. It seemed too good to be true—but it wasn’t! I’m absolutely thrilled!
For the past 13 years, Ms. Magnan has served as a teacher and administrator in Wasilla, which is part of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District north of Anchorage. She taught 7th and 8th grade in Wasilla Middle School for five years and spent two years as assistant principal at Palmer High School in Wasilla Palmer, and one year as assistant principal at Wasilla Middle School.
Previously, she spent five years in Alabama and Georgia, getting her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education at Troy State University (now Troy University) in Troy Dothan, AL, and teaching 4th grade and high school world history in Bainbridge, GA.
Ms. Magnan said she and her fiancée enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking and biking. She adds that one of her favorite summer pastimes is fishing. “I’ve been known to catch the big-
gest fish on the boat a time or two,” she says. “I love to rub that in every chance I get.”