Hired as director of MCST in 2008, Beth has a diverse background. Before becoming involved in education, she worked in the merchant marine in the engineering department. Shipping experience on tugboats, research vessels, and tankers, primarily on coastal runs along the US seaboard, also included several trips through the Panama Canal. Her experience included working on older steam ships and state of the art automated diesel propulsion vessels.
Beth has an Associate Degree in Electro-Mechanical Technology from Central Maine Technical College, a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Vocational Education from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Science in Professional Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. Her teaching experience includes developing a pre-engineering program at Lewiston Regional Technical Center offering curriculum in Principles of Engineering, Digital Electronics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. She also served as adjunct faculty at Central Maine Technical College. As an active member of the Central Maine Coalition for Women in the Trades for a decade, she was involved with organizing and made presentations at numerous conferences and workshops.
Beth's hobbies include sailing, sewing, writing poetry and working in her garden. She enjoys going to school as well as serving as a school administrator and has taken courses throughout her adult life. These courses not only include those typical for an educator, but encompass diverse interests from welding to clothing design. MCST is a great fit for her as it offers an excellent pathway for students who, like her, enjoy keeping busy and learning a trade.