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Steve Alley, Bus Driver



Kim Astbury, Third Grade Teacher

Kim is a Saint Joseph’s College of Maine graduate who has taught middle school, third grade, and run her own in-home daycare before becoming our third grade teacher. Kim and her husband reside in Blue Hill with their three young children. Kim enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.


Tarsha Astbury, Title I Teacher

Tarsha joined the BHCS community in 2014. She recently completed her Master’s degree as a Literacy Specialist. Teaching literacy is one of her passions and she is really excited to be working as the Title 1 reading and math teacher. Tarsha enjoys practicing yoga, which is a skill she shares with her students. She also loves reading, hiking in nature, and gardening.


Tammy Atherton, Bus Driver



Mark Baxter, Fifth Grade Math & Social Studies Teacher

A Maine native from Verona Island, Mark joined BHCS in 2009 teaching fifth grade and often coaching soccer and basketball. Outside of school, Mark loves movies, sports, fishing, the water, rabbits, and pinball. Mark runs RESULTS basketball clinics and serves as a personal basketball trainer for players from second grade to professionals.


Nancy Bos, PK-4 Special Education Teacher

For over 20 years, Nancy has been helping our little ones in need grow as readers and learners. Her "energetic" chocolate lab, Tanner, keeps her busy outside hiking and exploring our great state of Maine.


Nora Bradford, Second Grade Teacher

Nora is excited to be starting her first year teaching at BHCS this school year. After attending college and working in Massachusetts, teaching first grade in Mississippi, and working in Michigan, she moved home to Maine in 2015. When not teaching, Nora enjoys boating, camping, beekeeping, and gardening.


April Chapman, School Nurse

A graduate of BHCS, April returned last year as our school nurse and has over 20 years of nursing experience. She lives in Blue Hill with her husband and two sons. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and is an avid UMO hockey fan.


Andrew Chung, Educational Technician III



Carrie Clifford, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher



Elizabeth Conlon, Kindergarten Teacher



Tim Cyr, Head Cook

Tim joined us in 2015 as Head Cook. He is a graduate of the Washington County Community College and has completed advanced studies at the Culinary Institute of America. For the last 20 years Tim has worked for Penobscot Job Corps Center as Food Service Manager and owns Hermon Family Restaurant. Tim resides in Penobscot with his wife Joyce. They have raised three boys and have two very active grandsons!


Katie Danielson, Response to Intervention (RtI) Coordinator

Katie has been a member of BHCS for eleven years, but has worked in early childhood literacy development for 16 years. She works as the RtI Coordinator and is a certified literacy specialist. She is also training to be an Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Practitioner at the Bangor Dyslexia Center. She lives in Blue Hill with her husband Dave and two children. At school she enjoys helping students reach their full potential and at home she enjoys boating, golfing, and traveling.


Kelsey Davis, First Grade Teacher

Kelsey graduated from the University of Maine, Orono in 2015 with a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Upon graduating, she returned to school to become a certified teacher. She taught 5-6 grade before moving to Blue Hill in 2017 to teach third grade. In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and dogs.


Vicki Davis, Middle School Math Teacher

Vicki, a Maine native, joined BHCS in 2011. Her greatest hobby is being a mom and wife. Vicki has four children, three are education majors at their respective colleges and one is in high school. Her husband, David, teaches technology in Brooksville. In her spare time she loves singing with a band from Deer Isle.


Kathy Denis, Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Kathy joined our staff in 2018, bringing 31 years of experience teaching a wide variety of subjects including kindergarten enrichment, Title I, and speech/language. She holds a BA in Speech Communication, lives in Bucksport with her husband of 43 years, Dave, and has two daughters, Andi and Marissa.


Amy Drenga, Grade 6 ELA & Social Studies Teacher

Amy joined BHCS last year to teach sixth grade ELA and Social Studies. After spending 23 years as an educator in Western Massachusetts, she and her husband have relocated to Surry, Maine. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family while exploring all the beautiful areas of Downeast Maine.


Carolyn Ericksen-Buss, Educational Technician III



Ellen Farrin, Head Bus Driver



Laurie Friend, Educational Technician III

Born and raised in Aroostook County, Laurie has been an ed tech at BHCS since 2004. She is married and has three wonderful children, three amazing grandsons, and one beautiful granddaughter--all whom she loves with all her heart. Laurie loves working with children, which is her passion. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and enjoying Maine's beautiful sunsets with her husband from their oceanside cottage in Brooklin.


Tracy Gandy, Library Media Specialist

Tracy has been lurking in libraries for many years as an English teacher and librarian in Florida, California, and Rhode Island. She is excited to share her love of literature and research with the students at BHCS. When not alphabetizing and organizing books, Tracy spends her time traveling and reading.


Laura Gatcomb, Educational Technician I

Originally from Texas, Laura has been an ed. tech. at BHCS for over ten years. Laura loves working with her kids at school, and outside of school enjoys gardening, going to the beach, and playing with her four dogs.


Victoria George, First Grade Teacher

Victoria was raised in St. George, Maine. She went out of state for college and earned a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. She moved back to Maine in 2013 after teaching for three years in Rhode Island. She enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.


Helen Graikoski, Reading Recovery Teacher

Helen has been a Reading Recovery teacher at BHCS since 2003. She loves working with students to help them improve their reading and writing skills. Outside of school, Helen enjoys gardening, hiking, paper engineering, and traveling.


Megan Granger, School Counselor

Having been raised in Blue Hill herself, Megan was happy to return to BHCS in 2006 as our school counselor after 9 years working as an outpatient and private practice child and family clinician. Megan enjoys hiking, running, exploring the coastal islands, and watercolor painting when she is not busy traveling to various ice hockey rinks throughout Maine with her family.


Jane Haldane, Educational Technician III

Jane is from away... Way away England in fact via Turkey and Egypt. She joined BHCS as an ed tech in 2005 and is now working in RTI which she loves. Her daughter Nellie attends GSA and when Jane is not driving Nellie to the ski slopes or soccer games, she enjoys her dogs, chickens, fishing, and gardening.


Nell Herrmann, Middle School Science Teacher

Trained as a scientist, Nell began her teaching career at BHCS in 2000. She moved to Pennsylvania in 2002 where she taught middle and high school until she returned to BHCS in 2013. She has done biological research in Venezuela, Costa Rica, Greenland, Antarctica, and off the coast of Belize. Nell's main goal is to teach kids that science is exciting and accessible.


Sherry Holbrook, Education Technician

Sherry grew up in central Maine, moved to Blue Hill after college, and has been teaching kindergarten at BHCS since 1994. Having retired from the classroom last year, we are lucky to have Sherry join us as an ed tech this year. Sherry loves the coastal life and feels there's nothing quite like going for a summer sail on Blue Hill Bay or heading to Curtis Cove or Newbury Neck for a swim.


Kat Hudson, Middle School ELA Teacher

Kat keeps coming back to BHCS! She has been a science education consultant and teacher of ELA and Social Studies in Massachusetts, Maine, Iowa, and overseas in Thailand and Kuwait. A 6+1 Traits trainer and Lucy Calkins writing workshop advocate, Kat shares her passion for writing with students. You'll find her writing in the forest, doing yoga, and planning new projects and adventures.


Jessica Hutchins-Conrad, Fourth Grade Teacher

Jessica began working at BHCS in 2008 as a one-on-one ed tech and later moved on to work as an ed tech in RtI. She is now enjoying her days at BHCS as the Pre-K teacher. Outside of school, Jessica loves to spend time with her two wonderful sons and loving husband.


Haley Jenkins, SUN Teacher

Haley grew up on the coast of Maine in Deer Isle- Stonington, went to college, and found herself back in Blue Hill with an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Mental Health and Human Services. After working for numerous years as an Educational Technician in different local schools, she accepted a job at BHCS as a Special Education Teacher in our SUN Room in 2017.



Phelan Gallagher, Technology Integrator

Phelan is an East Blue Hill native who has recently returned to the area and joins BHCS after leaving to travel and study in 2002.  Having taught music, media production, and technology at schools in New York, Vermont and Southern Maine, he is excited to take over the role of technology integrator supporting the efforts of BHCS teachers, as well as managing amazing newly-built Idea Center fablab.  


Karen Larkin, Second Grade Teacher

Karen joined BHCS in 1986 as a kindergarten teacher and has taught first and second grades since then. She enjoys the challenge of teaching students at this age to read and write and become independent thinkers as they explore and develop their creativity. Karen loves gardening, boating, and spending time with her family and friends.


Sharon Longley, Fourth Grade Teacher



Doug Mangels, Head of Maintenance



Bob McCormick, Physical Education Teacher

Bob grew up in northern New Jersey with five brothers and five sisters. After receiving his Master's degree from the University of Maine, he joined the BHCS teaching staff in 1978 and has been here since. Bob enjoys Celtic step dancing and can often be heard practicing in the gym.


Audrey Means, General Music Teacher

A native of Maine and a UMaine alumnae, Audrey has taught general music, vocal music, and musical theatre at BHCS since 1999. She works one-on-one with special needs students and has an interest in music therapy. Outside of school, she loves spending time with her family and animals, enjoys winter, and playing her clarinet.


Robin Mitchell, Cook



Erin Montgomery, Assistant Cook



Bill Moody, Bus Driver



Heather Nelson, Kindergarten Teacher

Heather has been teaching for 32 years; from Sierra Leone with the Peace Corps, to a residential outdoor program in Vermont, and pre-school in Portland, Maine. In 1991 she moved to Blue Hill and taught first grade in Sedgwick. In 1997 she began her Masters at UMO and began teaching first and second grade in Brewer. She began teaching kindergarten in Blue Hill in 2007.


Rachel Nightingale, Sixth Grade Math & Science Teacher

This artsy, competitive, fun-loving New Yorker joined the BHCS community in 2008. She has a BFA from RIT and a Master's from UMaine. Rachel teaches sixth grade math and science, and has two lovely daughters in the school.


Cate Reuter, Educational Technician III

Cate grew up in New York, went to college in Kansas and has lived in Maine for 20 years. Her passion is gardening, and works with students on the school garden and greenhouse.


Penny Ricker, Visual Arts Teacher

A lifelong resident of Blue Hill, Penny came to teaching after raising 5 kids of her own. She started exploring visual arts with students here at BHCS in 2008. She is an artist, photographer, and avid gardener.


Stacy Roguski, Third Grade Teacher

Stacy grew up in Ontario, Canada where she received her Bachelor's of Education. She later moved to Maine and has enjoyed her years teaching in various grades. Her Greek heritage was the inspiration for moving to Greece where she taught English as a second language to both children and adults. She met her husband there and has twin girls. A calling to be closer to her family brought Stacy back to Maine and taught second grade at Ellsworth Elementary School before joining BHCS this year as our new third grade teacher. We're very excited to have her here!


Shelly Schildroth, Principal

After attending BHCS as a student, Shelly was hired as a teacher after graduating from the University of Maine. She taught fifth grade for four years and then moved to teach third and fourth for the next six years. As a member of the union-wide curriculum team she found a passion in curriculum and pursued a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and then a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership. She was hired as the Curriculum Coordinator for School Union #93 and then hired as the Principal of BHCS in 2016. Shelly lives in Blue Hill with her husband Cory and three children: Taylor, Mya, and Chloe.


Bill Schubeck, Instrumental Music Teacher

Bill has been teaching for almost 30 years with the last 12 years as our band director. He and his wife Heidi were members of the Oakum Bay String Band which played contra dances in Blue Hill for many years. Bill also plays piano with Jazztime 99 and trumpet with the Brooklin Town Band. He is a proud father of three daughters, and among his many construction projects has built a 3 bedroom house of East Blue Hill granite.


Jerin Smith, Assistant Secretary

A life-long member of the Blue Hill community, Jerin was hired at BHCS in 2002 as part-time assistant secretary and later joined as part-time assistant cook in the kitchen, making her the "girl of many hats" in the school. In her free time, Jerin likes to decorate, do arts and crafts, and give things a festive touch wherever she can.


Jim Smith, Custodian

Jim is a Bucksport native and joined BHCS as a custodian after working at the Bucksport mill. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his granddaughter.


Loretta Smith, School Secretary

Loretta joined BHCS in 1986 collecting lunch money, became secretary two years later, and has been here ever since. She loves seeing kids start in kindergarten and come back later as adults with their own children. She has 3 children and 2 grandchildren, all of whom attended BHCS. Some people know her for her sweaters as knitting is her favorite hobby.


Kyle Snow, Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Kyle grew up in Dexter, Maine, and before coming to BHCS in 2011 spent time in the U.S. Army and working for a boat builder on MDI. Here at BHCS, he currently teaches seventh grade. When not in school, you can find him playing with his kids, watching old monster movies, camping, or traveling the state on some sort of historical or genealogical wild goose chase.


Caitlin Snyder, Fifth Grade ELA & Science Teacher

Caitlin is a New Yorker who recently lived in Virginia where she graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Social Justice. She has relocated to Maine with her husband and three children. Her passions are reading, painting, and cooking.


Susan Snyder, Educational Technician III

With a degree in Early Child Development, Susan began her journey teaching at Head Start. She later went on to teach at a parent-cooperative preschool and then Kindergarten. Since 2005 she has enjoyed sharing the beautiful moments of each day with the children of Blue Hill.


Dena Sozio, Educational Technician III

Dena grew up in a small town in southern NJ, attended college in upstate NY, and lived in Philadelphia, Asheville, and Japan before discovering Blue Hill five years ago. Since moving here, she has worked as a math advisor/tutor at the Blue Hill Harbor School and as a developmental preschool teacher. She is the House Manager at New Surry Theatre and a local youth group leader. An artist and musician who loves singing, Dena currently sings with the Bagaduce Chorale and Evensong hospice singers.


Dylan Tibbetts, Assistant Principal & Athletic Director

Dylan has spent six years teaching physical education from grades PK-12 with experience coaching and as an athletic director. He has one year left on his Master's in Educational Leadership through the University of Maine in Orono. He enjoys spending time outside and with his dogs. He hopes to make a positive impact on all students and staff here at BHCS.


Mary Tobey, 5-8 Special Education Teacher

An Adams School and GSA graduate, Mary is thrilled to be teaching at Blue Hill Consolidated School after many years teaching on MDI. This is her second year at BHCS. Mary earned her Master's degree from USM in 2003. Outside of teaching, Mary loves time with family, friends, and basically anything outside--from sailing to snowboarding.


Robert Violette, Custodian

Robert joins the BHCS community this year as one of our incredible custodians. Robert owns and operates Violette's Mowing and More and enjoys antique cars, fishing, and spending time with his family.


Kelly Wyman, Educational Technician III