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Cynthia Nye

Cynthia Nye

What I do

Cynthia lives in Old Orchard Beach, where she and her husband and fellow educator, John Nye, brought up four sons who all now work in education and/or science fields. Cynthia served on the Old Orchard Beach Design Review Committee, which focused on renovation projects in the historic downtown area. She is a member of the Old Orchard Beach Conservation Commission, where she supports projects that connect the commission and students. She enjoys exploring Maine’s natural resources and historic sites and getting students outdoors to investigate their world.

Cynthia started at RSU 23 as a literacy specialist and curriculum integrator. In 2016, she became the teacher of Gifted and Talented Education Services. She has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, MS in Literacy Education from the University of Southern Maine, and endorsements in Literacy and Gifted Education. She is an Elementary Science Partner with the Research in STEM Education Center at the University of Maine and serves on the editorial board of Findings From the Field: The Maine Middle School Journal of Environmental Science, a project of the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.

Before coming to LMS, Cynthia was an editor and writer for educational publishing companies. Along the way, she taught an English class at Old Orchard Beach High School and adult education classes in English, Business English, and Creative Writing. Before moving to Maine, she worked in the International School of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. During college, she helped start a college writing center and worked as an assistant in a special education program. Aside from her work in education, Cynthia rode horses and was a riding instructor. She has visited more than twenty countries.