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Dec 19, 2023


Mary Nadeau has worked at Nokomis Regional High as a teacher and administrator for the past 32 years. She has served as the Principal for the past 15 years. Nick Miller is a member of the English department.


Our conversation explored how fly fishing, a seemingly unconventional activity in schools, can be woven into the fabric of education. We delved into the significance of the sport, its potential as an English elective, and its role in empowering student voice and choice. The discussion highlighted the innovative approach of a Maine high school that utilizes fly fishing to foster curiosity, personal growth, and a unique learning experience, challenging traditional educational models. Ultimately, it paints a picture of education where passions like fly fishing can become catalysts for deeper learning and holistic development.

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