• Bill Case and Sally Chadbourne

    Bill Case and Sally Chadbourne recently were named trustees.


    New Trustees Bring Experience and Passion

    A retired teacher from Blue Hill and a current GSA parent from Castine recently were named trustees at George Stevens Academy.

         “The board is thrilled to welcome two new trustees, Bill Case and Sally Chadbourne,” said board Chair Samantha Politte.

         “Although he will not officially represent the faculty, Bill will bring a unique perspective and deep understanding of the curriculum, the students and the daily life of the school,” said Politte.

         Case received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Syracuse University. He taught and coached in high school for 36 years in upstate New York. For the past 11 years, he taught social studies at George Stevens Academy, where he coached the varsity girls’ basketball team for four years.

         At GSA, Bill served on many committees and was graduation speaker in 2013. For the past three years, he has served on the Colloquy Downeast steering committee. Presently, he is teaching a course on the Holocaust at Maine Maritime Academy. He lives in Blue Hill with his wife, Deborah. They are active in the Blue Hill Congregational Church. They have two daughters and five grandchildren, all living in California.

         Of Chadbourne, Politte said, “Sally currently works at Maine Maritime Academy’s Center for Student Success and is excited to bring her vast array of skills and knowledge to GSA.”

         Since she moved to the area 18 years ago, Chadbourne said, she has been “impressed with the school and appreciative of GSA’s essential role in the community. Now that two of my sons are GSA students, my support for the school has intensified. I look forward to [helping GSA] carry out its mission and continue to provide a first-class education for all our students.”

         A native of Alabama and graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, Chadbourne has extensive government and nonprofit experience, including work for the EPA, the Department of Defense, the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Marine Environmental Research Institute (now the Shaw Institute) and the Castine Historical Society.

         She has volunteered with the Friends of Witherle Memorial Library, the Adams School PTC and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine. She lives with her husband, Delacroix Davis, their three sons and a goldendoodle.

         Welcome to the board!