“Some men see things as they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.” – Robert Kennedy
History/ Social Studies
Shane Gower is passionate about ideas! He considers himself fortunate to have a career as a teacher that allows him to explore his passion as he has done for the past 21 years. In addition to the classroom, he is also President of the Maine Council for the Social Studies and a member of the iCivics Educator Network.
Shane is a Transatlantic Outreach Program Alum ’06, and a Normandy Scholar ’17. Shane has presented about Inquiry and using primary source analysis at local and National conferences such as at NCSS and the Friends of the World War II Memorial Conference (held on the campus of Georgetown) and was the Maine consultant on the development of the C3 Frameworks for Social Studies.
He has spent his career at Maranacook Community High School just outside Maine’s Capitol. Shane has a Master’s Degree in Secondary Teaching. He currently teaches AP US History, AP Psychology, Ethics, and History through Film. These courses are all dual enrollment through the nearby Thomas College. He lives near his school in the town of China, ME with his wife Erica (an Elementary School Principal), his son Josh (about to graduate High School) and their Pomeranian named Krypto.
3-Time Nominee for Kennebec County Teacher of the Year
History: Herstory (Contributor)
Maine Learning Results for Social Studies (Chair of writing team)
Caring Enough to Succeed (Author)