Teacher Retirement Spotlight: Mr. Dill

Our next spotlight in our teacher retirement series is Mr. Dill.

Mr. Dill wraps up 43 years working at KHS this spring. He started working and coaching at KHS during his first year out of college in 1979. He grew up in Kennebunk and loves that he has been able to teach and coach students in his hometown. He also has coached football for 42 years and baseball for 38 years.

Mr. Dill has many funny stories from his time at KHS. Many of these include memories with Joe Rafferty, Mike Fagerson, Rob Sullivan, and Dom D’Angelo. He recounted eating lunch with John Daley for 12 years, laughing about something every day.   Another memory he shared from early in his career was during finals week: “Five or six of us decided we wanted to go golfing but we didn’t want to wait until school got out. We left about an hour early and, of course, as we were coming up the fairway, we saw people from school administration ahead of us teeing off. We all scattered, trying to hide behind trees, but it was too late. We had been seen and, of course, the superintendent mentioned us in his opening remarks to the entire district staff in August.”

Though he looks forward to retirement, Mr. Dill has enjoyed his years here. When asked what he will miss most about teaching, he reflected that “it is a very rewarding feeling that you make a difference every day in [students’] lives. Working with kids definitely helps to keep you young”.  In retirement, he looks forward to being on his own schedule. He may substitute teach, coach Freshmen Football, work on his home, and travel.