Title Coordinator
Jennifer Merrill

Jennifer began volunteering in school in 1995 when her youngest child started Kindergarten.  It was through volunteering that she realized how much she loved teaching children to read.  In 2007 when her children were older, she began working at a large k-3 school, providing academic support in reading and math.  She came to Fiddlehead school in 2017 and was the second grade Teacher Assistant for 2 years, and in 2019 starts a new position as the RTI Specialist and Title I Coordinator.

Jennifer lives in Windham with her husband and has 4 adult children.  She enjoys singing, dancing, knitting, reading, watching hockey, gardening, kayaking, and the beach.


RTI Specialist
Hayley Jordan

Hayley Jordan has been at Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences since October 2020 when she joined as a Special Education teacher’s aide. Last September, when a position became available, she made the leap into RTI and has been greatly enjoying it since.

Hayley has her BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts Literacy. She worked for many years as a Pre-K teacher and has also worked as a special education ed tech in a Gateway program for high needs children.

Hayley loves crafting and is always looking to learn a new one. She currently crochets, knits, sews, and needle felts. She is always happy to share what she knows with anyone else. When not at home crafting, she can be found with her family at one of their favorite lakes, splashing in water in the summer or going for quiet walks on the ice in the winter. Hayley lives with her husband, Leigh and their three little “Fiddleheaders” Gabe, Wyatt, and Elijah.

RTI Specialist
Alison Curwen

Alison Curwen is an RTI teacher for grades 5–8 at FSAS. Before moving to Maine, she and her husband worked in boarding schools, in the USA and the UK, for twenty-plus years. She earned her BA from Connecticut College, her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, Reading Specialist Credential, and MEd from the University of California, Berkeley. Outside of her work, Alison is an avid reader, a mom to three children and two dogs, and any free time is spent endeavoring to do some form of exercise.