Roger Young is a high school science teacher at Maine Connections Academy (MCA). He is a life-long resident of Maine who received his bachelor of science in biology with minors in physical science and education from the University of Southern Maine, and a master of education from the University of New England.
Mr. Young has more than 30 years of experience teaching sciences including biology, chemistry, physics, oceanography, geology, earth science, and human anatomy & physiology. He has also taught math and geography. Mr. Young taught at Hodgdon High School, Falmouth High School, and Windham High School, where he served as the head of the science department. At Windham High School, Mr. Young was the recipient of the Superintendent’s “Eagle Pride” award.
When asked why he came to MCA, he said, "I love teaching at MCA because of the depth of conversations I am able to have with students. No one is in a hurry to go anywhere. We can take our time, discuss in depth, and really make a connection."
In addition to his teaching experience, Mr. Young has coached many sports teams, including the two-time champion Windham girls’ soccer team. He was even recognized as “Coach of the Year” by the Southern Maine Board of Approved Soccer Referees.
I love teaching at MCA because of the depth of conversations I am able to have with students. No one is in a hurry to go anywhere. We can take our time, discuss in depth, and really make a connection.