GouldSPOTLIGHT: Kathy Doyon

October 17, 2017

Name: Kathy Doyon

High School: Mt. Abram High School-Salem ME

College/Grad School: University of Maine at Farmington, Saint Joseph’s College

What are your roles at Gould? Associate Director of Academic Skills, Assistant Field Hockey Coach, Reachout Advisor, Gould Cares Advisor, Maine Adaptive Instruction Program Coordinator

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.

Why Gould?
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.

Kathy Triathalon

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

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