GouldSPOTLIGHT: Kathy Doyon
Name: Kathy Doyon
High School: Mt. Abram High School-Salem ME
College/Grad School: University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College
Proudest Achievement: My Girls: Maggie (4) Gabby (7) I keep a pretty good poker face when playing the role of mom-but on the inside I am often swelling with pride. I love everything that those two little girls stand for.
Last book I read: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
My soundtrack is: Eric Church, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings—I LOVE country music!
Movie I would recommend: Hallmark Christmas Movies….I love happy movies.
Favorite food: My Husband’s Nachos, and anything my mom bakes!
One word that describes me: Gritty
Best advice I ever received: My college ski coach told me that good character was doing the right thing even when you know you won’t get noticed for it. His example was picking up a piece of trash off the ground, even though you could just walk by. This is advice that has worked to explain character to my young children, but also my students.
The same hope I feel when I look at my own children is what I feel when I am teaching. I think the world needs passionate leaders. In my roles at Gould, I interact with students that are driven, understanding, and kind. I build relationships with students that take their passions, mix in hard work and the ability to overcome adversity, and seeing this process gives me the drive to persevere.
What’s the last thing you crossed off your bucket list? I did a sprint triathlon this summer! (The ME State Triathlon right here in Bethel) I have my sights set on a marathon in May.
What are your interests/hobbies? Skiing with my girls, “Earning my Turns”, Running, spending time with my family, enjoying all the Maine seasons
What is your spirit animal? Mule: Committed, hardworking, and stubborn