Brenda LaVerdiere teaches fourth grade in Regional School Unit 9 in Wilton in Franklin County.

She has been teaching at Academy Hill School since 1999, and her entire career – all at RSU 9 – spans 38 years.

She is an adviser for the Kids Can Club, an after-school program for at-risk students, and helped establish an educational partnership with Hannaford in 1990.

LaVerdiere has a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from the University of Maine at Farmington and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maine.

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