The School Board of Five Town CSD is pleased to announce the appointment of David Watts as the new Director of Adult & Community Education. The award-winning Five Town program has a state-wide reputation for quality education.
“As the new Director,” says Watts, “I come with a willing heart to learn and understand the educational needs of the community. I am a lifelong learner myself and have always enjoyed doing many things. My focus will be to continue with and build upon the excellent legacy put in place by my predecessor, Tim Dresser, with an eye toward expanding career development opportunities that support our local economy.”
Watts joins the Five Town CSD team by way of, most recently, RSU5 located in Freeport where he was the Director of Community Programs. He has over 35 years’ experience in a variety of roles, including adult education, music education, facility management, banking, appraising, commercial real estate development, and arts management. In addition, he has been a music director and performer his entire adult life.
Says Watts of his vision for the future, “The midcoast area of Maine is a vibrant learning community. It is one of the main things that attracted me to apply for this position. In addition, Adult Education has been going through significant changes and challenges and I’m excited to become involved in helping youth and adults in this area overcome barriers to education and employment.”
Watts will work out of offices at Camden Hills Regional High School just off Route 90 in Rockport. In addition to extensive enrichment offerings, Five Town CSD offers High School Completion, High School Equivalency, basic math and English tutoring for adults, College and Adult Transitions education and advising services, workforce education, and general career counseling services. Many of these academic and career services are free for qualifying residents.
More information about workforce, academic, and enrichment classes will be coming out in the Fall 2018 brochure which is due to hit mailboxes just after Labor Day.
by Elyse Socker
on August 20, 2018
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