George Lucas Educational Foundation

Scott McFarland

Principal of Mount Desert Elementary in Northeast Harbor, Maine

A native of Mt. Desert Island Maine, I have been an educator in our island's school system for 31 years. When I am not in school I enjoy being out on the ocean and hold a 100 ton Captains License and captain a private yacht. I live in Somesville Maine with my wife Joy and my two sons, Keating and Chapin and my two step children Camden and Summit Garland.

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    • Social and Emotional Learning

      How More Social and Emotional Learning (and Less Academics) Actually Builds Academic Success

      Elementary school principal Scott McFarland explains why helping children relax and self-regulate also helps them become better students.