Pluecker visits Camden Hills Regional High School

Apr 12, 2019
Librarian Iris Eichenlaub and Rep. Bill Pluecker visit the Camden Hills Regional High School Library, during his recent tour of the school.

Rockport — State Rep. Bill Pluecker (I-Warren) visited Camden Hills Regional High School Friday, April 5, to celebrate “Invite Your Legislator to School Month.” The intention of the initiative is to connect legislators to the schools they represent, giving them a picture of what teaching and learning looks and feels like in the 21st century.

Iris Eichenlaub, Librarian/Technology Integrator at Camden Hills, developed a schedule for Pluecker’s visit and toured the school with him. Eichenlaub, the 2017 Knox County Teacher of the Year, decided that since Pluecker is new to the legislature this term, and represents two of the five towns that Camden Hills Regional High School serves — Hope and Appleton — he should have the chance to connect with the community at Camden Hills.

Pluecker visited classrooms, and met with students, staff and teachers. With his background as a small-business owner and organic farmer, and his committee work on the Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry Committee, it was natural to connect him with an AP Environmental Science class. Senior Ellie Berez said that the visit was timely, as the class has been learning about the impact of pesticides and mining. Pluecker also met with Susan Boivin, Director of Food Services, during his visit.

The visit concluded with an informal lunch in the school’s Wave Cafe with a group of teachers.

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