Franklin McElwain, Maine's 1992 Teacher of the Year, teaches agriculture to the seventh through twelfth grade students at Limestone Junior and Senior High School in Limestone. He has developed the junior/senior high school agriculture and natural resources curriculum which allows students to prepare for post-secondary interests, explore careers and acquire valuable skills for life. Actively involved in community service and a number of committees in his high school system, Mr. McElwain is also a member of numerous state and national associations. He has secured grants supporting an Outdoor Science Laboratory and a 23 acre Land Laboratory. Mr. McElwain is committed to interdisciplinary learning which, he believes, "will enable academic and vocational teachers to work together while allowing students to see connections between theoretical learning and practical application. All my students have their own unique abilities," he says, "and it is up to me to find them and help them grow."
1977 University of Maine, B.A.