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New SAD 17 staff
Erica Bettwy — Special Education Ed Tech 1 (Applied Academics) at OHCHS
Ms. Bettwy has been working in a life skills classroom at Central High School in Martinsburg, Penn., for the past three years. She is a graduate of Juanita College with a bachelor's of arts in history.
Yvonne Carter — Speech Language Pathologist
Ms. Carter has a master's degree in communication sciences and disorders from the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree in Special Education from the University of Maine.
Jennifer Dionne — Special Education Teacher (Applied Academics) at OHCHS
Ms. Dionne has a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Maine at Farmington. She has worked since January as a substitute teacher in a long-term position at Rowe School in the Life Skills/Autism programs.
James Domegan — Ed Tech III (CAPS) at OHCHS
Mr. Domegan has a bachelor's of science degree in sociology from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Mass. He has an extensive background in criminal justice and has been previously employed at Grassroots Graphics.
Kyra Eells — Food Service Manager II at Otisfield Community School
Ms. Eells was the former Food Service Manager at Otisfield Community School. She has been working in a family run business.
Debra Hertell — Executive Secretary at Central Office
Ms. Hertell has been the Office Manager at Community Concepts Children's Services since 2007. She attended Central Maine Community College, completing courses in Microsoft Office, Database Management, Financial Accounting and Visual Basics.
Sean Johnson — Special Education (Day Treatment) Teacher at Guy Rowe Elementary School
Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY, with a bachelor's of science degree in Biology. For the past four years, he has been a teacher at Renaissance School in Lewiston, working with students with behavioral diagnoses. He has also taught middle school mathematics.
Wade Johnston — .5 Music Teacher at Hebron, Oxford and OHMS
Mr. Johnston has a master's of art in education degree with an emphasis on music education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Penn. His most recent employment was at the American International High School in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also a professional jazz guitarist.
Amy LaPrell — Grade 4 Teacher at Paris Elementary School
Ms. LaPrell holds a bachelor's of science degree in elementary education from the University of Maine in Farmington and a master's of eduction in literacy from New England College. She previously taught second grade at Fairview Elementary in Auburn, and recently has been an Ed Tech III at Montello School in Lewiston.
Nicholas McRae — Special Education Ed Tech III at Hebron Station School
Mr. McRae has a bachelor's degree in Social Work from Whelk College in Boston. He has worked for the past seven years at Camp Susan Curtis as Head Counselor and has also been a case manager for Fenway Health in Boston.
Lisa Maxim — Special Education Ed Tech I (Day Treatment) at Guy Rowe Elementary School
Ms. Maxim has an associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and has nearly completed her bachelor's degree from Kaplan University. She has experience with preschoolers through adults with disabilities at the Child Health Center.
Jayne Polvinen-Bristol — Math Teacher at OHCHS
Ms. Polvinen-Bristol has a master's of education in curriculum and instruction from New England College and a bachelor's of arts degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Maine. She has been a math teacher at Edward Little High School since August 2003, where she was also a curriculum leader with alignment to the Common Core State Standards.
Sherry Priola — Special Education Ed Tech I at Guy Rowe Elementary School
Ms. Priola was a previous employee of the district who worked in RSU 16 with one of the district's tuition students. She has experience as an Ed Tech I in the Minot School Life Skills classroom and has been a day care provider for many years.
Kayla Vannah — Kindergarten Teacher at Guy Rowe Elementary School
Ms. Vannah has a bachelor's of science in elementary Education from Saint Joseph's College of Maine. She has participated in a 15-week student teaching experience, 55-hour special education internship, 55-hour mathematics internship, 55-hour reading internship, reading practicum and science experience.