Stacy Shorey
Superintendent of Schools

Teresa Scott
Financial Manager

Wendy Berce
Administrative Assistant

Central Office

Dear RSU 68 Community Members,

Wow! I can’t believe that we are already into August. Honestly, it has been a quiet summer and I’m really looking forward to getting back in the swing of things! I have missed seeing staff and the students on a daily basis.  The new school year starts as we welcome new staff on August 22. The rest of the SeDoMoCha staff will come back on the 23rd and students arrive on August 29th!!

In an age where we are quick to find fault and criticize, I believe it’s important to thank people for their hard work.  This summer our central office, food service, secretarial, and custodial staff have done an amazing job preparing for another school year. Teachers have been back in their rooms since the beginning of August getting everything ready for students.  A special note of thanks goes to the administrators who worked purposefully to hire people that are a fantastic fit with the SeDoMoCha mission.

We are fortunate to have some enthusiastic new staff joining our team. Max Andrews and Emily Wark have been hired as new 3rd grade teachers.  Max is a recent graduate of UMO and Emily is a graduate of UMF. Cassandra Miller will be our new 7th grade science teacher. She did her student teaching at SeDoMoCha this past winter with Mary Kate Povak.  Three new teachers have joined our fifth grade team; Erika Landry, our 5th grade math teacher, comes to us from the SAD 41 school system.  Kadelyn McCarty will teach 5th grade science and recently moved with her family from Wisconsin where she was an elementary teacher.  Our new 5th grade social studies teacher, Kirstie Mower, is a recent graduate of Husson College and former Dexter Tiger.

New staff in our Pre-Kindergarten program include Morgan Gray as a Pre-K teacher and Lisa Pangburn as a Pre-K Ed Tech III.  New state preschool regulations only allow eight students in a classroom with one teacher unless there is an educational technician in the room.  Hiring an Ed Tech III will allow us to have 12 students in two sessions and eight students in the other for a total of 40 students in Pre-K. 

Additionally, Tom Mowrey, while a familiar face, will be moving to the 4th grade team and Andrew Levensalor, also a familiar face, will officially be part of the 6th grade team as the math teacher.  Finally, Matthew Larrabee, who comes to us from the Orono School Department, was hired as our new technology coordinator and he hit the ground running in July.  We are so pleased with the new staff and look forward to the positive contributions they will make here at SeDoMoCha.

I have a very strong belief that ALL students can learn and be accomplished citizens, they just have to have a growth mindset.  As an anonymous writer shared, “Choose your attitude today.  It’s the one thing you have complete control over.”  I look forward to continuing to work with you to help students in RSU 68 realize their potential. 

In closing, I am so excited to begin my second year with you. I enjoyed getting to know many of you last year and hope to continue to build those relationships.  Please know my door is always open. I wish everyone a successful year and look forward to it being productive and engaging.  And remember, there are always things happening at SeDoMoCha.  Please keep up with us either on the website, or via twitter at @sedo_shorey or @sedomocha as we continue to “build the future.”

My best,