Coastal Conversations Radio Program: North Haven Community School Magnet Program

Coastal Conversations show: June 28, 2019
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

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For islands on the coast of Maine, schools are the lifeblood of the community, but declining enrollment can pose a threat to the school’s vitality. To stem to the tide, the K-12 North Haven Community School recently started welcoming students from the mainland to attend their program as tuition-based magnet students.

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we venture out to the island of North Haven for a day of conversations with teachers and students about the North Haven Community school’s unique multi-disciplinary, place-based approach to learning. High School students looking for a different educational experience may want to tune it and see what the fuss is all about!

So make a note to tune in Friday morning, June 28, from 10 to 11 AM, when this month’s Coastal Conversation is about the North Haven Community School magnet program. Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and online at


Teachers from North Haven Community School

  • Courney Naliboff, K-12 music, theatre, English and writing teacher
  • Lisa White, high school science and Math teacher,
  • Amy Peterson, high school humanities teacher.

Students from North Haven Community School

Playwright Michael Gorman, 40 Hour Club

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