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Earl Coombs, Jr.

Earl Coombs, Jr. (ME '95)


At the time of the Award, Earl Coombs, Jr. was:

Winslow High School
Winslow, ME

Subject(s) taught: Physics, Computer Science
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Earl Coombs, Jr. is currently retired after teaching math and science at the high school and community college levels for 37 years. Most recently he taught physics and chemistry at Kennebec Valley Community College where he was particularly interested in providing opportunities for on-line learning to students both in conjunction with traditional courses and as stand alone options. Prior to that he taught physics to students at Winslow High School in Winslow. After leaving Winslow High School in 2000, Mr. Coombs continued to contribute to public education by serving on the Winslow School Board as a member for 15 years and as Vice-Chair for 2 of those years. From 1987 to 2010 Mr. Coombs partnered with several other physics teachers in organizing and presenting a week-long summer program for physics teachers to exchange pedagogical ideas and keep abreast of advances in the field. Mr. Coombs is co-developer of "Images and Imagination," a project that was co-taught with the computer science teacher and brought computer and physics students together to pursue the study of optics, photography and computer imaging.

Additional Information


MS Subject: Physics University: University of Maine Year: 2007