This past May Tom and I drove to Maine to visit with my sister, Ginni, and her husband, David. On the day that I went on my "Progressive Loon Hunt" David introduced Tom to Steven Mitchel, owner and head dean of the Maine School of Masonry. One, Steven says, of only two private post high school masonry schools in the country.
On our way out of town, driving to visit with Tom's cousin on the coast of Maine, we stopped by the school, in Avon. I got to meet to Steve and take some photos of his student's recently completed final exam projects.
He gave us a tour and showed us the dorm rooms he had built into the school building. He has beds for 8 students. (Sorry, no photos of the dorms.) The students can simply roll out of bed, drink their coffee and enter the class rooms without ever going outside!
"Mitch" as he is commonly called, is a great guy with a love of the craft and a love for teaching. When he talks about his students you can see it.
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