Jeanette M Vanidestine
Diversified Occupations-Lead Instructor
Jeanette Vanidestine's (a.k.a. "Ms. V") education includes attending Brewer High School, getting her Bachelor Degree from Husson University and her Associate Degree from Casco Bay College. She began working at Lake Region High School in 1977 and joined the Vocational Center's Diversified Occupations Program in 1982. Ms. V. actually retired in 2012 but returned part-time to be the instructor for the new Diversified Occupations 8th grade program.
Ms. V has two sons, 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and two golden retrievers - Boog and Elliott.
"My teaching philosophy comes from my many years of catching students being successful. Each year I see students go into the workplace, move on to traditional skill programs and go on to college. This is what I believe to be a successful educational experience for students. At the SkillsUSA State Competition, when one of our student goes on stage to receive a medal, I feel so proud that Lake Region Vocational Center played a part in making it possible."