North East ISD Superintendent
Sean A. Maika, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Coffee and conversation were always on the menu at the Inn Towne Restaurant in the Madawaska Valley. Pancakes dripping with maple syrup - homemade from our own sugar bush - brought in the locals and seasonal cottagers. Most would claim the table by the large window that looked out across the road to the wooded banks of the Madawaska River.
For 40 years, my mother owned the bus stop restaurant down the road from the rural post office. As a child, when I was not exploring the woods or helping my dad with his excavation business, I would greet and serve the folks who stopped by daily for coffee, conversation and a healthy helping of community fellowship.
Though my wife, daughter, son and I now live in the 7th largest city in the country, I value the lessons that I learned in my hometown.