by Nancy Beal
In an unusual coincidence, in 2019 and 2020 Jonesport Elementary School, a 100-pupil K through 8 coastal school, has seen two of its 15 teachers earn the title of Washington County Teacher of the Year. The women also share a last name (but no close familial ties) and both live in the Moosabec area. They chose the same topic (a special program offered in their school) for the remarks that they were required to make during the competition for the state title. One teaches the youngest JES students, the other the oldest.