School Administrative District 28 Board of Directors has recently hired Jaime Stone as the next principal for Camden-Rockport Middle School.

Stone will begin her new duties July 1. She replaces Thom Ingraham who was hired as interim middle school principal and served in that position for one year.

Stone has been in working in education for almost 20 years. A Maine native, she was born in Portland and raised in Sedgwick, attending George Stevens Academy in Blue Hill and later the University of Maine at Orono for elementary education.

Stone fell in love with children through coaching sports and substitute teaching while attending UMO. One year after graduating college she moved to Maryland to explore new adventures. She held many positions while in Maryland including; middle school teacher, counselor, charter school founder, school designer for Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, and for the last five years, school principal of a kindergarten to eighth-grade Expeditionary Learning School. Most recently her school won the Visionary School Awards of Maryland, recognized as one of the top schools in the state in arts integration and teaching of the arts.

She earned her masters in school administration and supervision from Johns Hopkins University in 2006. After almost 15 years away, Stone is elated to be returning to her roots on the coast of Maine.

Her husband Kevin works in the IT field and their two children Lillia, 10, and Maya, 6, are very excited to be closer to their family. In their spare time, the Stone family enjoys playing with their dog Porter, cat Kloey, sailing, hiking, skiing, gardening, beach combing, and just about anything in the great outdoors.