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Welcoming New Staff September 2011

posted Nov 16, 2012, 4:52 PM by Dawna Green   [ updated Jan 4, 2013, 11:08 AM ]
September 2011 Spotlight

Welcoming New Staff

We welcome MSAD51’s new staff for the 2011-2012 school year! We’re joined by many new educators, while some familiar faces are assuming different roles. Jill Tucker, who worked at Drowne Road School from 2006-2009 teaching 3rd grade and working as a Literacy Mentor, returns to Mabel I. Wilson to teach 1st grade. New to our faculty at MIW are Micah Greene and Olivia Thompson, both of whom will teach 3rd grade. Micah previously taught in Sudbury, MA, while Olivia will be with us for a year from England on a Fulbright Scholarship. Heather Peters joins the staff as a speech/language teacher, Dawna Green moves from Greely High School to become the new MIW technology integrationist and Meghan Gaser is the new MIW librarian.

North Yarmouth Memorial School welcomes Carol MacArthur as its new principal. Carol served as interim principal for much of the 2010-2011 school year. Kathie Bradeen returns to NYMS to teach 4th grade, after a year at Greely Middle School. Tracy Nieter will work as a resource room teacher.

At Greely Middle School, Kelly LaBonte will teach 6th grade language arts, and Leslie McKenney will teach 8th grade language arts. Shannon Graham will teach 8th grade social studies. GMS welcomes Rachael Farley as a new social worker.

Greely High School welcomes Dan McKeone as its new principal, and Mar-e Trebilcock as its new assistant principal. Both Dan and Mar-e served in their positions on interim bases last year, and we are delighted to have them officially leading Greely High School. We are also pleased to announce the arrival of David Shapiro as Greely’s athletic director. David comes from Hampden Academy, where he worked as both athletic director and assistant principal. He has extensive background in coaching and administration, and will be a wonderful addition to our staff. Gregory Greenleaf joins Greely High School’s faculty, and will be teaching English.

On the district level, Dirk Van Curan will work as technology support leader, having worked last year as a technology teacher at Greely Middle School. Among other responsibilities, Dirk will support the implementation of Google Apps for Education and will oversee the adoption of the ISTE’s Updated National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for students, teachers and administrators.

We are enthused about the experience and energy our new staff brings to the district, and look forward to a productive and positive school year ahead!