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Mary Carbone

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Location(s) Thornton Academy Upper School
Title(s) Teacher
Department(s) Science
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Teaching: Leave of absence, 2015-16

Mrs. Carbone began teaching at Thornton Academy in 2011-12.

Mrs. Carbone grew up in Tempe, Arizona. She received her Bachelor of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona and her Master of Arts in Secondary Science Education from The City University of New York. Mrs. Carbone began her teaching career at a public high school in Harlem, New York City, where she taught a variety of science courses. Additionally, she worked as a Research Assistant developing effective assessment tools for use in biology courses. She also collaborated with the Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education designing curriculum for high school students interested in medical careers. After teaching for three years in New York City she and her husband joined the Peace Corps in February 2008. For the next two years, she lived and worked in the Andes of Ecuador coordinating environmental education programs, organizing school garden projects, and serving as the English Language Teacher for a local elementary school. Upon her return from Ecuador, she spent the summer working as a Wildlife Biologist studying the effects of climate change on the nesting habits of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl on the Yukon Delta of Alaska. Mrs. Carbone has also received certification as a Wilderness EMT and served as a Bilingual Medical Volunteer in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico.
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Student and faculty research projects in the Science-Technology-Engineering-Math program frequently offer unique opportunities to photograph, videotape, and write about Thornton academics. Featured here is Josh Delcourt's Eastern Gray Squirrel Mark and Recapture Project in his Maine Fish and Wildlife course which, by the way, captured, marked, and released ten gray squirrels over a two week period in the fall of 2015.
Thornton Academy and the Saco Museum were pleased to host Portland Press Herald Arts Editor Bob Keyes this week as he stopped by to explore the museum's exhibit of artwork by arts educators from the Maine Art Education Association, including both Jodi Thomas and Jennifer Merry of Thornton Academy.
Sometimes, little more than a swaying tree canopy and the bellowing of one's own breath mark great athletic achievements. This is the case for two-time Peace Corps volunteer, former wildlife biologist, and Thornton science teacher Mike Carbone who runs through the mountains for insane distances that require consumption of 200-300 calories per hour. In this fall 2015 Postscripts interview, Mike explains his sport and shares his experience this summer with champion ultrarunner Scott Jurek whose successful attempt at a new record running the Appalachian Trail became embroiled in controversial national news.
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