ISLESBORO — Islesboro Central School has hired a new K-5 school counselor.
Karin Lockwood and her family have recently relocated to Midcoast Maine from New Delhi, India, where she worked at the American Embassy School – first as a health teacher for several years, and then as a middle school counselor.
In 2018, Lockwood completed her M.A. in counselor education from Adams State University in Colorado, and she secured her Maine guidance counselor certification in 2019. Having a Master's degree in Public Health has strengthened her experience and skill set.
Lockwood likes to practice yoga, go for long walks with camera in hand, bake, play games with her family, and during lockdown in Delhi she learned to play the ukulele.
She and her extended family have been closely connected to island life in Penobscot Bay thanks to her great grandparents, who bought property and built a summer cottage on North Haven, which is still in the family, according to ICS, in a news release. Spending time in North Haven has been the highlight of many summers, especially after Lockwood's parents moved to live year-round in Rockland.
Lockwood has enjoyed kayaking, photographing, biking, and walking in this beautiful corner of the world.
“She is excited to be part of the ICS community and experience Island life during all four seasons,” said ICS. Karin, her husband Samir, and their two children (ages 10 and 12) are proud of their multiple heritage background (U.S., India, and Sweden) and are very happy for the opportunity to reconnect with their American roots and culture through school, work, and by living in Midcoast Maine. Welcome aboard Karin!”