My whole name is Mary Beth Clason. When I moved to Maine about 30 years ago, MB became my nickname! My husband Kurt owns and operates his own contracting company, and builds houses around Lake Winnipesaukee. He began this after he retired from the United States Coast Guard as a Lt. Commander, with 24 yrs. of service. Our son Dylan is a lawyer, and lives in Scarborough with his girlfriend Lindsey, and our grand dog Mac, a St. Bernard! Mac's best friend is our puppy Kodiak, a chocolate lab. There is never a dull moment with puppies around! We are fortunate to live in two houses which Kurt has either built or renovated. I am the baby of six kids, and enjoy hosting large family gatherings at them. We are a lacrosse family, thanks to Dylan! We all love watching and playing sports. I love to cook, read, laugh, and teach. I love designing classroom spaces, and implementing teaching and learning strategies which provide students with ownership, challenges, choices, happiness, and a path to success. I am lucky to teach right along side my friend Mrs. Langelier!