All posts by Phillip Potenziano

Phillip Potenziano

About Phillip Potenziano

In addition to blogging, Dr. Potenziano works as an Assistant Superintendent, and volunteers on the board of a southern Maine local non-profit. He is happily nestled just north of Portland, with his 3 kids, a wife and lots of projects awaiting his attention. He loves early morning runs, donuts and sometimes coffee. Two lessons he tries to remember are: "Every man is my superior in that I may learn from him" and "At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assure your success."

Transgender Student Rights: Status Quo Here in Maine

Last May, the Obama Department of Education and Department of Justice issued guidance to schools about supporting transgender students in schools under Title IX. Schools receive guidance via a “Dear Colleague Letter” that helps provide answers and helps guide educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders better understand an issue. Fast forward to February 22, 2017, […]

The First Viral Video of 2017!

Adidas May Not Have Paid For This Commercial But the Internet Loves it! A German student created an emotionally charged commercial that people can’t get enough of including me! A 26-year-old student filmmaker, Eugen Merher, attempted to shop an unsolicited Adidas commercial but was turned down. The commercial shows an elderly former marathon runner who […]

‘Tis the Season of Giving as Modeled by Maine Teens

According to the Alzheimer’s Association more than 26,000 Maine people are living with Alzheimer’s. Recently three Maine teens were honored for making a difference, in the lives of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The students from Kennebunk High School founded Project Playback to help stimulate the hearts and minds of Alzheimer’s and dementia patients through […]

Leaves Versus Man

It wasn’t all that long ago when raking leaves was a family fun tradition. The kids would gladly help rake as long as they could partake in a few jumps. Of course this was long before we worried about what was lurking in those leaf piles like ticks and other airborne allergens. Nowadays the kids […]

A Mainer’s Sunday

This is the first installment of a new monthly segment highlighting a Mainer’s Sunday Routine. I reached out to both Congressional candidates running for the 2nd District and Emily Cain agreed to participate.                                      Emily Cain. BDN file […]