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 recently graduated from Maine Law, passed the BAR EXAM, and even more recently was inducted into the Maine Bar Association at the York County Courthouse!!! This courthouse has the oldest continuous court records in the United States, dating back to 1636. Harper and Izzy are our brother and sister black and chocolate labs. They are the best dogs ever!!! 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.