Larry AlleyCustodian/ Bus DriverAbout Me
I started here in 2010. When I’m not driving the bus I’m here at Pemetic keeping everything in working order.
When I’m not at Pemetic I enjoy spending time with my family and watching football and Nascar.
Emily BrownSchool Nurse-RN APRN NC-BC
(207) 244-5502 ext 4145About Me
I have been a nurse for a little over 20 years, graduating from NYU Nursing School in 1995. I have worked in hospitals, clinics and home care, but school nursing is one of my favorite jobs so far!
I’m also an Integrative Nurse Coach – helping people make healthy lifestyle changes. I believe that healthy eating, exercise, good sleep, fresh air and time with the people we love can go a long way in keeping us healthy.
I grew up spending summers in Southwest Harbor and always wondered why on earth we were going home to New Jersey in September. I moved here in 1997 and not one September has gone by that I don’t feel extra lucky to be here.
I live in Somesville with my son and my husband. When I’m not at school I love spending as much time as I can in our national park enjoying this incredible place we live
Mr. BrzezowskiTechnology Coordinator
(207) 244-5502 ext 4220About Me
I am the Technology Integrator for Pemetic Elementary School. I instruct staff and students on the proper use of various technologies. I also teach classes on safe Internet use, copyrights, computer programming, electronics, and film production. I am also the teacher who runs the school Tech Team, and a lot more.
Katherine Jeanne FernaldEd TechAbout Me
I live in Somesville. I am a mother of two grown men and a grandmother to one child. I am very involved in the community. I am on the boards of the Somesville Library Association and the Somesville Village Improvement Society. I am creative and enjoy enriching the lives of children.
Silvia Ivanova-HoldsworthEd TechAbout Me
Originally from Bulgaria, Europe, I moved to the USA in 2014.
I started working for Pemetic Elementary School in August of 2018 as an Ed. Tech. My job is mostly helping students develop their skills. I also work in the regular classroom setting. I enjoy working with kids and am happy to be part of the Pemetic Family.
When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors.
Priscilla "Taffy" JoyceSecretary
(207) 244-5502 ext 4136About Me
I have worked as secretary here at Pemetic since 2014. I commute every day by ferry boat from Swan’s Island. I love spending time with my husband, my kids, and my grandson. I love my job at Pemetic, but the thing I love most about it here are the people! We have some of the community’s most caring adults working here. I am very thankful to be able to work in such a wonderful place.
Barbara LogueSchool Nurse
(207) 244-5502 ext 4145About Me
Marcia MadeiraEd Tech
(207) 244-5502 ext 4206About Me
I arrived on MDI in 1968–fresh from UMO—taught physical education and coached girls sport teams for four years. In 1979 I drove a bus for the district. In 1984 I arrived at Pemetic to be an Ed. Tech. in grades K-8 and later taught health classes. I am now working with grandchildren of students I had three decades ago!
During the last 35 years I have worn many hats: Ed. Tech., bus driver, coach, physical education teacher in every grade except 3rd, math in middle school, class advisor.
My home is in Bernard where I kayak, sail, garden and read to my 12 year old cat-Hermione (named by my grandson when he was 7.)
Dencie McEnroeBookkeeper/ Office Manager
(207) 244-5502 ext 4138About Me
I’m the bookkeeper and office manager here at Pemetic. I joined the Pemetic Family in August 2011. I handle accounts payable and receivable as well as the lunch accounts along with many other tasks. I enjoy helping staff, students and parents. If I can’t help you, I will find someone who can. I’m also the yearbook advisor for Pemetic so if you see me wandering with my camera, smile!!
I love to spend time with my husband, my kids and my granddogs, Rocky and Teufel. Photography and scrapbooking are my hobbies along with spending time in my garden. Summer is my favorite time of year with camping and boating!
Michael NewmanEd TechAbout Me
I am a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a Bachelors in History and Secondary Education. I work in Middle School Special Education doing in-class support, pull-outs with groups and one-on-one, and a little bit of everything else. When I’m not at school, you’ll find me playing drums and singing at church, doing graphic design, watching all Boston sports, doing nerdy things like building computers or playing video games, and hanging out with my family. You might also find me on the sideline of a Pemetic sports event snapping pictures. If you want pictures of your child, please email me! I’d be thrilled to send them to you.
Ellen NolanEd Tech II Special Ed/Wellness CoordinatorAbout MeI was born and raised in SWH and am myself a Pemetic alumni. I’ve been at Pemetic since 1998, starting off in the kitchen and working my way to an Ed Tech. I like dogs, baking, walking, and spending time at my camp. I have one son and live in SWH with my husband Robert and my dog Milo.
Ken ObergEd TechAbout Me– Grad Bangor HS ‘76 , State and New England Champion 1974-76 Swimming– Grad UMaine /Orono, ‘80 BA Speech Comm., ‘97 Auburn University, 97 Edu.– Coached college and age group Swimming 1980-99. Harvard, Alabama, Kentucky, Auburn. HS at Bangor and Westbrook.– Enjoy outdoors, running, biking, and hiking, and snowmobiling– Lifeguard and swim instructor @ Grindstone Assoc., Winter Harbor, Me., Summers 2012-Present– Love being home in Maine and working on MDI!Anything more, just ask!!!
Susan PetersonEd Tech, Special EdAbout Me
Lisa ParkBus DriverAbout Me
I’ve been driving a school bus for over 26 years, I’ve been here at Pemetic for 6. I love my job.
When I’m not at Pemetic I enjoy spending time with my two daughters.
(207) 244-5502 ext 4111About Me
I started my journey here at Pemetic in October 1978. I love Pemetic, the students and staff here! My job is to keep things clean and looking good!!
When I’m not at Pemetic I love walking with my black lab, Ashley.
Susan RavenEd TechAbout Me
I work in the Reading Room and throughout the school helping students improve their reading skills and helping them develop a love of reading. I also assist with writing and special projects. Before coming to Pemetic I taught 4th grade on Vinalhaven, K-5 Science in North Carolina, taught at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, and traveled widely doing science field research. I also enjoyed managing an independent bookstore that focused on travel books and maps. At times I also led wilderness trips on the Appalachian Trail and Delaware River, taught rappelling and facilitated a ropes course. Variety is the spice of life, and I enjoy encouraging students to learn all they can about the world they live in.
When I am not teaching, I’m enjoying the outdoors, snowshoeing, biking, running, gardening, enjoying the Acadia trails, and camping with my family. In the semester before starting at Pemetic, my husband and I and our 2 daughters, who go to Pemetic, camped around America for 5 months! Our Road School USA was an experience I recommend to everyone! Other hobbies keep me busy too, like reading, cooking, creating things in our home’s Makerspace, playing music, and helping my girls and husband with projects. In good weather, I also like driving around our family’s little fringe topped Mini Moke! Maybe you’ll see me out in it, so feel free to wave!
Alissa RichardsEd Tech, Special EdAbout Me
I absolutely adore teaching children. It is my passion. I have had years of experience working as a lifeguard, camp counselor, after-school program coordinator, and a pizza delivery driver 😉
I grew up in Newton, Massachusetts. In 2009 after graduating college from the University of Maine at Orono I moved to Mount Desert Island. Over the last ten years I have worked all over the island.
Pam RichardEd Tech
(207) 244-5502 ext 4105About Me
I have worked as an Ed. Tech here at Pemetic since March 2015. Currently I work in the SUN Program.
When I’m not at work I enjoy hanging out with friends, singing, running, and gardening!
Janet ThompsonEd TechAbout MeI have worked as an Ed. Tech here at Pemetic since August 2016. I love working with students and supporting the classroom.When I ‘m not at Pemetic I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring the island.