New program coordinator hired for Offshore Year – Knox County VillageSoup

Kim Rosenbaum.

NORTH HAVEN – Dr. Shaun Johnson, principal of North Haven Community School, and John Van Dis, director of education at the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership, announce the hiring of Kim Rosenbaum as coordinator of Offshore Year, an innovative experiential program for sophomores, focusing on marine studies and community leadership.

Rosenbaum graduated from Ohio State University and served as a seasonal ranger at Baxter State Park for three years. She is currently a teacher at Clintonville Academy in Columbus, Ohio, where she taught for sixteen years.

The Offshore Year program will be part of North Haven Community School’s sophomore curriculum, beginning in 2022-23. It will be offered to four off-island students who will live in the island community’s Offshore Year House. Offshore Year students will spend time working with NHCS teachers and Hurricane Island educators, researchers and other scientists working in the Gulf of Maine.

Ms. Rosenbaum will start on June 12.

“We are thrilled to have Kim join our team through this exciting partnership the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership enjoys with North Haven Community School,” Van Dis said. “His experience in the classroom and in facilitating outdoor learning experiences is a key asset in creating this engaging educational program of the offshore year.”

“It was clear from the start that Kim was the perfect choice to help our team lead the Offshore Year program at North Haven Community School,” Johnson said. “I am confident that she will easily become an energetic and welcome addition to our entire school community.”

For more information about the Offshore Year program, visit

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