Bill is a retired superintendent and public school principal. He also previously held positions as an adjunct faculty member for University of Phoenix and University of New England teaching online courses for educators seeking Masters and Doctoral degrees. Bill is a member of the Board of Directors for Oratorio Chorale, in Brunswick, Maine. He enjoys singing, kayaking, playing the piano, and swimming.
Melanie’s lifelong pursuit of adventure and continued learning began in a moldy basement flipping through stacks of National Geographic magazines before she could read. As a writer, educator and business professional, she comes with over 20years experience working for ADP (Colorado) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (China). Melanie is a firm believer in Fiddlehead School’s learning environment and mold-free mission: To help develop creativity and curiosity in children so they grow into compassionate citizens and responsible contributors of the world.
Alyson Spencer-Reed has been a Fiddlehead School parent since the doors opened in 2013. For the last 15 years, Alyson has worn a series of hats at a small educational consulting & research firm based in Oakland, California.
Alyson is a strong believer in the Reggio Emilia philosophy and has a keen interest in helping the School determine how best to implement this approach while at the same time meeting our varied and numerous requirements as a public school. Alyson joined the Board in October of 2015, is a member of the Governance and Diversity Committees, and has served as Secretary since June of 2016. Alyson lives with her wife and two kids in New Gloucester.
Penny and her family have been involved in Fiddlehead Charter School since the outset, and the Fiddlehead Center before that. She is the Chair of the Personnel Committee and a member of the Diversity Committee. Penny is an adoption social worker with a passion for trauma informed practice and healthy family attachment. She lives in New Gloucester with her husband, two daughters, and their various and ever changing cast of cats, dogs, hamsters, and chickens.