Ocean High School Hires First Executive Director

Kylie Bragdon
Kylie Bragdon is the new Head of the Maine Ocean School. Press Herald image.

The Maine Ocean School, the state’s latest magnet high school, located in Searsport, hired its first full-time executive director in July. Kylie Bragdon is a fourth-generation lobsterwoman born and raised in Winter Harbor, where she serves as a town selectman. She previously worked at KidsPeace, a special purpose private school in Ellsworth.

The Maine Ocean School is a public magnet high school that provides a “hands-on, minds-on” education on the water, in the lab, and in the classroom. Students pursue a theme-based high school education focused on Maine’s maritime connection, with an emphasis on leadership, work ethic, and the transferable skills associated with careers involving the ocean. The first class of students began attending the tuition-free school in 2018.