Maine School Administrative District #1

Presque Isle • Mapleton • Chapman • Castle Hill • Westfield

Education in MSAD #1 will empower students to reach their potential as critical thinkers, problem solvers and effective communicators.


79 Blake Street, Suite #1 • P.O. Box 1118 • Presque Isle, ME 04769 • 207-764-4101

Brian Carpenter

Brian Carpenter

To all those visiting MSAD #1’s Superintendent’s webpage thank you for visiting! MSAD #1 strives to meet the needs of all students. MSAD #1 is a progressive school district that offers state of the art career and technical education programs and numerous advance placement and dual credit courses along with regular academic offerings and numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. To that end, I am confident that MSAD #1 can and will meet the educational needs of your student(s) and the wishes and desire of the family.  Whether you reside in the area, or another part of Maine, or are “from away” as we refer to those from outside of the state “Welcome”.

As Superintendent of Schools for MSAD #1 it is my honor to serve all students in our community and focus my energy on creating a healthy, safe and inclusive school system where students can maximize their potential while pursuing their future educational goals, careers and dreams.

There are many things that will serve you well as parents and students entering into your educational adventure in MSAD #1. Here are a few hints: parents/guardians and students do not need be afraid to ask a question(s); and whether you are in class, in the school or just wondering, never think that you have a stupid question. All schools in MSAD #1 are places to learn. So ask your question(s).

No one got to where they are today in life without someone helping them. Remember MSAD #1 is here because of you, but if you do not ask, we can’t help. MSAD #1 is a community that supports each other. So, do not procrastinate, be proactive not reactive.

The key to success for students and parents is involvement. Having something that connects you to MSAD #1, will make all the difference. Students should get involved, join a student organization, run for a class office, participate in an academic club, and/or participate in sports or one of the many school activities. Those experiences will make all the difference in the world.

MSAD #1 is all about the power of learning. We want students to step out of their comfort zones once in a while and enjoy the adventure. You cannot grow without challenging your current state, so get out there and try something new.

Finally, remember that we are all part of the MSAD #1 Community, a community where everyone is welcome. Providing an excellent and challenging educational experience is the norm. As you start or continue your educational adventure be respectful and try to embrace the difference in others. MSAD #1’s educational experience is about preparing you to be a citizen in tomorrow’s world.  Living and learning in MSAD #1’s educational community can provide you the opportunity to not only learn about yourself but also learn about others.

I wish you all the best. The goal of MSAD #1 is to help you realize your dreams and goals through the joy and power of learning. For an overview of the District, please watch the following video:


Brian Carpenter

Superintendent of Schools, MSAD #1