Bill is from Scarborough, Maine, and comes from a career in Maine public education as superintendent in the Camden-Rockport School District and School Union 40. He also held positions as Director of Curriculum for the Portland Public Schools, and assistant superintendent and principal at Poland Regional High School. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the College of Doctoral Studies–Curriculum and Instruction for the University of Phoenix; he has held this position since 2009.
Bill has B.S. in Music Education from the University of Bridgeport; an M.S. and Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a singer, kayaker, swimmer, and proud Fiddlehead grandparent.
Bill has served on the Fiddlehead board since 2017.
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’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.
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.
Ben has the pleasure of serving on the Fiddlehead school board in a finance capacity. He has his MBA from the University of Southern Maine and has spent his career working in finance in the Portland area. Ben has had the pleasure of watching two kids grow with Fiddlehead School and is now thrilled to be a part of the board for the school that has provided so much experience and enjoyment for his kids.
Doug is honored to bring over 40 years of educational experience to FSAS. With a Ph. D. in Educational Psychology he has worked with undergraduate and graduate teacher educators to facilitate their educational and professional growth. Having retired as Chair of the Education Department at the University of New England, Doug is thrilled to contribute to a creative, engaging school community. His areas of professional interest focused on motivation to learn and integrating assessment into the learning experience. He enjoys kayaking, walking and hiking, and meaningful conversations with family and friends.