207-863-4800 ext. 1107
Monte Selby is in his 3rd year of happily working as an administrator at Vinalhaven School. He grew up playing sports, writing songs, and going to school with his brothers and sisters in Gage, Oklahoma, population 418. Gage had a giant artesian swimming pool, so summers were spent swimming. His family moved to Kansas where he finished high school, went to college, and became a music teacher. Next, he worked for 7 years as a middle school principal (which he loved!), and then pursued a Doctorate Degree. That led to 9 years as a professor of school leadership, and ironically, many years of writing and performing as a recording artist for MDM Records, Nashville. Later, he traveled throughout the USA and other countries working with teachers and students, co-writing educational books, and creating music. Dr. Selby and his wife, Michelle, have 5 grown children scattered across Maine, New Mexico, Mexico and Thailand. They have lived surrounded by the wheat fields of Kansas, next to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, and near the coast in Cumberland, Maine. The Selbys love small towns, small schools, learning everyone’s name, and getting involved in the community. Vinalhaven is a perfect fit!