Meet the Teacher

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Education:
Mr. L’Heureux was first educated in the Harwich public school system on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After attending Bentley College in Waltham Massachusetts for two years, he transferred and graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine in 1983 with his BA degree in History. After 13 years in the work force, he enrolled in the teacher certification program at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine and graduated with his certification to teach history and government at the high school and adult education level. Mr. L’Heureux earned his Master of Science degree in Education; Integrating Technology in the Classroom, from Walden University in the summer of 2009. In 2016, Mr. L’Heureux attained his Master of Arts degree in US History and Government from Ashland University in Ohio after being chosen a James Madison Memorial Fellow in 2013.

Work Experience:
Upon graduating from college, Mr. L’Heureux worked in the retail sector, first as part of management then ultimately becoming part owner in two businesses. He then tried his hand working in the insurance and financial service industry but the call to the teaching profession beckoned him to his true vocation. He did his student teaching and substituting at Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Maine as well the Bath Middle School in Bath, Maine. In 1997, he began teaching at Boothbay Region High School, where he has remained educating students for two decades.

Honors and Awards:
2013-James Madison Graduate Memorial Fellowship Award: Competitive national scholarship given to a qualified teacher from each state annually recognizing a commitment to civic responsibility and to professional and collegial activities in American history and/or government.
National Endowment for the Humanities Landmark Program: Competitive summer seminars educating educators in American history and government.

2018-Published author at the National Women’s History Museum.

2016-  The Rochester Reform Trail: Women’s Rights, Religion and Abolition on the Genesee River and the Erie Canal

2015- Forge of Innovation: The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry

2013- The USS Constitution and the War of 1812; Boston, Massachusetts

2012-The War of 1812 in the Great Lakes and Western Territories: Toledo, Ohio

2011-The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to  Saratoga; Ticonderoga, New York

2010-At the Crossroads of Revolution: Lexington and Concord in 1775; Concord, Massachusetts

2009-Inventing America: Lowell and the Industrial Revolution; Lowell Massachusetts

Further Seminars: 

2016-Ashbrook Colloquia-Thomas Jefferson: Revered and Reviled, Charlottesville, Virginia

2015-Ashbrook Colloquia on Religion in America, Newport, Rhode Island

2011-Liberty Fund seminar on the Massachusetts Ratifying Convention: Boston, Massachusetts

2010-Horace Mann Abraham Lincoln Fellow: Springfield, Illinois

2009-Gilder Lehrman; Jim Crow and the Fight for American Citizenship: New Haven, Connecticut

2007-2009-Attended Annenberg seminars at the National Constitutional Center as a member on their Education Advisory Board: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006-Representative from Maine for Presidential Academy : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and  Washington, D.C.

Other:

2010, 12, & 13-Presenter at the Maine Council of Social Studies annual convention on the use of technology in teaching social studies.

1983-George Nasson Scholar (highest grade point average in major) upon graduating from Nasson College.

Personal:
Mr. L’Heureux resides in Boothbay with his wife, Tracey, and one of his five children along with his dogs, Bozley and Jäger, his three ferrets; Oliver, Sadie, and Thor, (Roxie -RIP) as well as the family cat, Raz. His hobbies include archery and bowling while also an avid reader of historical biographies and J.R.R. Tolkien. He enjoys listening to music as evidenced by his extensive and eclectic music collection (the Beach Boys being his favorite group) and old radio shows from the “Golden Age of Radio”. Mr. L’Heureux also likes taking “road trips” on his Yamaha Majesty to wherever the road leads him. His dream accomplishment would to be part of an expedition, which definitively proves the existence of Sasquatch.

Contact Info:
Mr. L’Heureux, can be contacted at BRHS during school hours at (207) 633-2421. Alternately, you can email him at slheureux@aos98schools.org Answering of emails is in the fastest and most timely manner humanly possible.