The founder of an Edgecomb school who in 2015 won a $1 million prize Global Teacher Prize has been charged for a third time with shoplifting, this time allegedly stealing a $28 dog leash from Ames True Value in Wiscasset.
Nancie Atwell, 66, of Southport received a summons for theft and violating conditions of release on Friday, according to Wiscasset Police Chief Jeffrey Lange.
Security personnel at the store on Route 1 reported to police that while reviewing security camera footage, they saw Atwell take the leash.
Atwell founded the Center for Teaching and Learning in 1990 and has written numerous books about education methods. In March 2015, she traveled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to accept what is known as the “Nobel Prize of teaching.”
No mention of whether she'll be running for political office.