Augusta, Maine (NEWS CENTER) Governor LePage announced the nomination of Dr. Robert G. Hasson, Jr of South Portland to serve as Commissioner of Education.The Governor says "Bob Hasson has demonstrated that he understands the one thing that matters most in education: every decision should be made based on the best interest of our students," And Hasson stated in part... "This is an important moment for our State to recommit to our students, to empower our teachers and leaders and to bravely dream about new possibilities that we wouldn't have dared to imagine. It is an exciting time in Maine education"

A former teacher, principal and superintendent, Dr. Hasson served as the Superintendent of Schools IN Cumberland and North Yarmouth from 1993 to 2013 and as the Deputy Executive Director of the Maine School Management Association from 2013 to 2015.