Today we speak with Dr. Owen Logue, the executive director of the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf/Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Christy Gardner, a retired Army veteran who is now co-captain of the U.S. Women’s Para Ice Hockey team.
Love Maine Radio #350: Dr. Owen Logue and Christy Gardner
Owen J. Logue, Ed.D., is an accomplished leader with over 30 years of professional experience in the field of education. Dr. Logue currently serves as the executive director of the Maine Educational Center for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Maine, Smith College, and Providence College. He was also an associate dean of academic services at the University of Maine at Orono for 11 years.
He received a Doctorate of Education from Vanderbilt University (focus: Higher Education Administration); a Masters in Education from the University of Maine (focus: Secondary Social Studies and Special Education); and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Maine (major: Social Welfare). A former cross-country and track and field coach, Dr. Logue also participated as a deaf Olympian representing the United States in track and field in west Germany and Los Angeles.
Christina “Christy” Gardner is a 35-year-old retired Army veteran. She grew up in Auburn, but spent a lot of her childhood in New York City. She played sports growing up and loved to be outside, but was also rather artistic. After high school, she attended Long Island University in NY and earned a degree in photography, but had signed up to leave with the Army as soon as she graduated. She served as a military police officer and was injured overseas in 2006. She spent a year and a half rehabbing on active duty and three and a half years rehabbing at the VA Hospital. Due to her brain injury, she started back over at the third grade level to re-learn English, grammar, and math. After being discharged from the rehab programs, she was able to live on her own again and started participating in adaptive sports. She is now co-captain of the U.S. Women’s Para Ice Hockey team.