Glenn Cummings, Ed.D - President and Executive Director
Before returning home to Maine in 2010, Dr. Glenn Cummings served President Obama as Deputy Assistant Secretary within the U.S. Department of Education. There he helped manage a $1.9 billion annual budget that focused on improving access to adult education and literacy training, career and technical education, and community colleges. He was part of a team that designed President Obama’s plan to boost America’s graduation rate by 2020. Cummings also chaired the Department’s Green Initiative, which focused on increasing the teaching and learning of sustainability principles in American education.
In 2010,Cummings took over as President and Executive Director of G.W. Hinckley organization, an historic 121-year-old school for high school youth located on a 2,400-acre campus in Hinckley, Maine. Under his tenure, the organization used a $10.5 million philanthropic contribution from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create the first charter school in Maine history, the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences. The state-wide, residential school focuses on environmental education, agriculture and forestry.
Cummings simultaneously received appointment to a full-time, tenure-track post of Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at University of Southern Maine. He teaches within both the Masters and Doctoral degree programs. His doctoral thesis, entitled Turning Green from the Inside Out, centered on the internal leadership of four American colleges in their quest for national-level achievement in sustainability.
Cummings is former Speaker of the House in the Maine House of Representatives, Majority Leader, and Chairman of the state’s Joint Committee of Education and Cultural Affairs, where he sponsored the successful bill to create the state community college system. He provided leadership for the passage of a bipartisan state budget, brokering an agreement on the largest economic investment bond package in the state’s history; he also successfully led an effort to significantly increase higher education appropriations.
Prior to entering the political sphere, Cummings served as instructor of micro and macroeconomics at the University of Southern Maine and as Dean of Institutional Advancement at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC). While at SMCC, he founded one of the first student-centered entrepreneurial centers and small business incubators in Northern New England. Cummings also served as Executive Director of the Portland Partnership, where he built strategic alliances between regional businesses and the Portland School district. A multi-generation Maine native, Cummings began his career in Gorham, Maine, as a high school history teacher and department head.
Cummings obtained his Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He previously earned a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Brown University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Robert Moody, Vice President of Operations
Rob has been happily married to Angela since 1989. She is a Middle School Special Education Teacher at Hall Dale Middle School, devoted Mother, and my heartbeat. Rob has two Children, Renee 19 (Attending UMF in hersecond year) and Kristy 17 (Senior at Erskine Academy).
Rob is a Graduate from Monmouth Academy where his Dad was the Principal for 18 years. His Mother was, and still is, the glue in the family; she worked at Monmouth Academy in the Cafeteria and was an accountant at alocal furniture store. Rob is the youngest of 3 children; family is very important to him.
After graduating High School, he enlisted in the Navy for 2 years. Rob was stationed in Mayport, Florida on an Aircraft Carrier CV 60 – USS Saratoga. After the Navy, he attended UMF to major in Math and ComputerScience. Rob graduated from UMF and started working at a Private school in Sabattus, Maine, Franklin Academy, in 1989. He taught Math, PE, and was the Head House Director for almost one year before leaving to build a house in Clinton, Maine. He received his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine at Orono in 1997.
Rob started working at Averill High School on the campus of Good Will-Hinckley in 1990. He started as a Math Teacher and coach of many sports. In 1992, he became the Assistant Principal at Averill HS and in 1994, the Principal. In 1998, Rob was promoted to Director of Education/Principal of Schools at Good Will and 4 years later, in 2002, was Director of Operations for the entire Good Will-Hinckley campus. In March of 2004, Rob was given the opportunity to be a Principal at a Public School. He served as Principal of a K-8 School in Windsor, Maine until June of 2013. In July 2013, Rob returned to Good Will-Hinckley/MeANS as the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.
Rob loves all sports(especially the Boston Red Sox), music, antique autos, spending time with friends/family and fishing.
Robert Berry - Director of Physical Plant (Email Robert)
Valerie Cote - Human Resource Generalist (Email Valerie)
Michael Hinckley-Gordon- Director of Campus Life and College Step Up (Email Michael)
Heather Hodgkins - Advancement Specialist and Campaign Mananger (Email Heather)
Anna Perkins, M.Ed - Director of Special Education at GSLC (Email Anna)
Lisa Sandy - Director of Admissions for MeANS and the College Step Up Program (Email Lisa)
Luke Schaedle, MBA - Director of Information Technology (Email Luke)
Deborah Staber - Museum Curator (Email Deborah)