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Originally published in Castine Patriot, October 11, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, October 11, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, October 11, 2018
Tenney joins GSA’s Board of Trustees
Parson named honorary member

Zoe Tenney

Zoe Tenney.

Photo courtesy of GSA

Zoe Robbins Tenney, a 1993 graduate of George Stevens Academy, joined the school’s Board of Trustees at the same September meeting at which Katrina Parson, who served two terms on the board, stepped down and was named an honorary trustee.

“Her energy, enthusiasm and insightful thinking were the equal of anyone’s,” said Head of School Tim Seeley of Parson in a news release. “She brought common sense as well as experience to her work. Although I know she will stay involved, I will miss her frequent presence, her good sense of humor and her unflagging dedication to the education of children on the peninsula.”

After joining the board, Tenney said, “I feel a deep responsibility to contribute to GSA’s successful education of the creative, compassionate, intelligent and courageous citizens of the world that these present and future students must become. I’m honored to be working in concert with the countless others who share their energy and resources, both locally and from afar, in support.”

“Her presence makes an already-strong board stronger,” said Seeley in the release. “It’s always a good thing when a graduate of a school joins its board. Graduates have a special connection to and knowledge of the institution that no one else has.”

Tenney earned a bachelor’s in economics from Wellesley College and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. From 2002 to 2017, she worked as a family nurse practitioner, primarily at Blue Hill Family Medicine. She is now the director for pri3/care clinical quality at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital (now Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital). Tenney has served on various committees and boards at the hospital, for the Wellesley College Alumni Association of Eastern Maine, at the Bay School and for the town of Sedgwick, where she lives with her husband, Keith, and her two children, Oliver and Ansel, both future GSA students.

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