Baxter Academy for Technology and Science Appoints New Executive Director

The Baxter Academy Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Klein-Christie as Executive Director, effective September 2. Klein-Christie has over 20 years of experience working with local and international nonprofit organizations serving youth and families in the areas of education and community service. . She is committed to expanding STEM opportunities to reflect the untapped potential of southern Maine youth.

Anna Klein-Christie is the new executive director of Baxter Academy in Portland. Photo courtesy of Baxter Academy

“Under Anna’s leadership, we are excited to expand our corporate and community relationships, connecting them to the phenomenal student base here at Baxter,” said Thorn Dickinson, Baxter Chairman of the Board. Academy.

Baxter Academy is a college-preparatory high school based in Portland that promotes student ownership of learning through a curriculum focused specifically on science, technology, engineering, and math, according to the site. School web. It is a free public charter school for Maine students.

“Because our educational program is free for Maine students, we welcome all students who want to solve some of our biggest challenges through STEM,” Klein-Christie said. “I am excited to strengthen access to higher education and employment opportunities for students, building on the excellent work of my predecessor and engaging bright young minds to secure our shared future.”

Baxter Academy students study real-world problems in a collaborative setting with industry professionals.

“Baxter students study under and alongside talented educators to meet humanity’s greatest challenges,” said school principal Cicy Po. “With STEM tools, they are empowered to imagine a world fairer, more beautiful, and more loving. We are excited about Anna’s leadership as she commits to building on the success of our school. She believes deeply in the power of student research and aims to share the ways in which our students are not only STEM scholars, but also active agents in our community.

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