Board meetings are typically held on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m. at the school.

2019–2020 Meeting Dates

September 19
>>click for Sept. Meeting Agenda<<

October 17

November 21

December 12 
SECOND Thursday

January 9 
Special Board Meeting

January 16

February 1
Saturday Board Retreat

February 27
fourth Thurs. to allow for Feb. break

March 7
Saturday budget workshop

March 19

March 21
Saturday budget workshop

April 16

May 23 @ 8:30am 
via ZOOM. Please email for access.

June 6 @ 8am via ZOOM 
**Most of the meeting will be in Executive Session** 
Please email for access.

June 18

Board Members

Bill Doughty

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.

Penny Collins
Vice Chair

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.

Carolyn Beem

Carolyn is pleased to serve on the board of Fiddlehead Charter School because she appreciates the educational experiences her grandchildren have had at the school. Carolyn is a public affairs manager with L.L.Bean and serves on several business professional boards. The mother of three grown daughters and grandmother of six, she lives in Brunswick with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, summer, anything outdoors, reading and spending time with the kids.

Melanie Prinz

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.

Vin-MicaleVin Micale
Board Member

Doug Lynch
Board Member
Ben Kramer
Board Member
Sally Morris
Board Member