Governing Board Members for the 2019–20 School Year
Amy Linscott, Board President
Amy Linscott is a mother of five children ages 8-28. She currently is a stay-at-home mom to her three daughters who are still school aged. Amy has a degree from the University of Maine Orono. She has served on the local school board and Regional Technical School Board. Amy recognizes that each child learns in different ways and believes that every student should enjoy learning. Sometimes that means seeking out an alternative to a brick-and-mortar public school. While researching alternatives for one of her children, she found and became involved with Maine Connections Academy. Amy Linscott currently has two children who are enrolled in MCA.
John Larouche, Board Treasurer
Bernice Stockley, Board Member
William Thompson, Board Member
Billy is currently the Chief of Staff to the House Minority Office. Prior to joining the House Minority Office he served as the Senior Education Policy Advisor to Governor LePage. Billy graduated from Colby College with an AB in Philosophy and Government and holds a MA in Political Science from George Mason University.
Previously he has served on the DC staff of Senator Collins and held a Presidential Appointment at the Department of Homeland Security as Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs for DHS Intelligence. He has also worked in the Maine Senate as Director of Communications, the Maine House as the Director of Policy and as the Director of Policy for the Speaker of the Maine House.
He is a member of the Brunswick School Board and served two terms as chairman. He has been married to his wife Michelle for 12 years and they have a six year old daughter, Reagan, twin two year old sons Billy and Bales, three dogs, two cats and a fish named Peter.
Senator Amy Volk, Board Member
Amy Volk is the Senator Representing Senate District 30, which includes Gorham, part of Buxton, and part of Scarborough. She serves as minority lead on the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee and is a member of the State Workforce Investment Board. Sen. Volk resides in Scarborough with her husband Derek, the President of a third-generation family business, Volk Packaging Corporation. They have four children.
Sen. Volk is active in the local community as the Board Secretary for the Root Cellar, Board Secretary for Scarborough Cheering Club, a member of Moms in Prayer (Scarborough Chapter), and a member of The Rock Church, serving on their worship team. She has also served as the Board Secretary of The Children's Theatre of Maine.
A graduate of Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, Sen. Volk went on to earn a B.S. in Human Development from the University of Maine. In addition to her legislative duties and community involvement, Sen. Volk owns a small business, and she has also worked as a substitute teacher. Her passion for education reform was fueled by her experiences raising a son on the autism spectrum.