Patty Kramley

Patty Kramley, Co-head Teacher, Periwinkles

Patty is Co-head Teacher of our Periwinkles class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2004. Her granddaughter was a Coastal Kids student (starting in Patty’s classroom at 18 months old!) and is now a very successful kindergartener, still attending Coastal Kids’ summer camp and aftercare programs as part of the Sea Turtles class. Patty’s work experience includes three years as an in-home 1:1 aide for a child with special needs; she is a MRTQ level 4 teacher and is working toward her infant-toddler credential. Patty adores working at Coastal Kids because of her affectionate and caring students, who take care of each other and LOVE to learn.

Patty may be reached at patty.kramley@coastalkidsme.org.

Patty Kramley

Patty Kramley, Co-head Teacher, Periwinkles

Patty is Co-head Teacher of our Periwinkles class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2004. Her granddaughter was a Coastal Kids student (starting in Patty’s classroom at 18 months old!) and is now a very successful kindergartener, still attending Coastal Kids’ summer camp and aftercare programs as part of the Sea Turtles class. Patty’s work experience includes three years as an in-home 1:1 aide for a child with special needs; she is a MRTQ level 4 teacher and is working toward her infant-toddler credential. Patty adores working at Coastal Kids because of her affectionate and caring students, who take care of each other and LOVE to learn.

Patty may be reached at patty.kramley@coastalkidsme.org.

Patty Kramley

Patty Kramley, Co-head Teacher, Periwinkles

Patty is Co-head Teacher of our Periwinkles class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2004. Her granddaughter was a Coastal Kids student (starting in Patty’s classroom at 18 months old!) and is now a very successful kindergartener, still attending Coastal Kids’ summer camp and aftercare programs as part of the Sea Turtles class. Patty’s work experience includes three years as an in-home 1:1 aide for a child with special needs; she is a MRTQ level 4 teacher and is working toward her infant-toddler credential. Patty adores working at Coastal Kids because of her affectionate and caring students, who take care of each other and LOVE to learn.

Patty may be reached at patty.kramley@coastalkidsme.org.

Megan Kilbreth

Megan Kilbreth, Co-head Teacher, Periwinkles

Megan is Co-head Teacher of our Periwinkles class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2018. Her two young boys are Coastal Kids students this year! She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, and she loves that Coastal Kids feels like one big family.

Megan may be reached at megan.kilbreth@coastalkidsme.org.

Megan Kilbreth

Megan Kilbreth, Co-head Teacher, Periwinkles

Megan is Co-head Teacher of our Periwinkles class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2018. Her two young boys are Coastal Kids students this year! She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, and she loves that Coastal Kids feels like one big family.

Megan may be reached at megan.kilbreth@coastalkidsme.org.

Megan Kilbreth

Megan Kilbreth, Co-head Teacher, Periwinkles

Megan is Co-head Teacher of our Periwinkles class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2018. Her two young boys are Coastal Kids students this year! She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, and she loves that Coastal Kids feels like one big family.

Megan may be reached at megan.kilbreth@coastalkidsme.org.

Jenn Caron

Jenn Caron, Minnows

Jenn is Head Teacher of our Minnows class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 1999. Her son is a graduate of Coastal Kids, and her daughter is a current student! Jenn has a B.S. in Education and Special Education from University of Maine, Farmington, with a wealth of volunteer and work experience as a teacher and developmental therapist. She is a MRTQ level 7 teacher. Jenn loves working at Coastal Kids because of the supportive and engaged community of colleagues and parents. She relishes the challenge of creating lesson plans that fit the unique needs of each of her students, and enjoys seeing their curiosity, kindness, and joy as they learn and master new skills.

Jenn may be reached at jenn.caron@coastalkidsme.org.

Jenn Caron

Jenn Caron, Minnows

Jenn is Head Teacher of our Minnows class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 1999. Her son is a graduate of Coastal Kids, and her daughter is a current student! Jenn has a B.S. in Education and Special Education from University of Maine, Farmington, with a wealth of volunteer and work experience as a teacher and developmental therapist. She is a MRTQ level 7 teacher. Jenn loves working at Coastal Kids because of the supportive and engaged community of colleagues and parents. She relishes the challenge of creating lesson plans that fit the unique needs of each of her students, and enjoys seeing their curiosity, kindness, and joy as they learn and master new skills.

Jenn may be reached at jenn.caron@coastalkidsme.org.

Jenn Caron

Jenn Caron, Minnows

Jenn is Head Teacher of our Minnows class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 1999. Her son is a graduate of Coastal Kids, and her daughter is a current student! Jenn has a B.S. in Education and Special Education from University of Maine, Farmington, with a wealth of volunteer and work experience as a teacher and developmental therapist. She is a MRTQ level 7 teacher. Jenn loves working at Coastal Kids because of the supportive and engaged community of colleagues and parents. She relishes the challenge of creating lesson plans that fit the unique needs of each of her students, and enjoys seeing their curiosity, kindness, and joy as they learn and master new skills.

Jenn may be reached at jenn.caron@coastalkidsme.org.

Sara Larson

Sara Larson, Starfish

Sara is Head Teacher of our Starfish class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2012. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and is currently taking courses through the University of Maine, Farmington, SPARC program to earn 282 certification. Sara is a MRTQ level 7 teacher and also serves as Coastal Kids’ certified Safety-Care Trainer. Her previous work experience includes human services work and teaching at a therapeutic preschool. When not relaxing with a cup of coffee, a good book, and her dogs, Sara enjoys working with her amazing and supportive coworkers at Coastal Kids. Sara is impressed by her students’ kindness, curiosity, creativity, and the love they share every day.

Sara may be reached at sara.larson@coastalkidsme.org.

Sara Larson

Sara Larson, Starfish

Sara is Head Teacher of our Starfish class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2012. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and is currently taking courses through the University of Maine, Farmington, SPARC program to earn 282 certification. Sara is a MRTQ level 7 teacher and also serves as Coastal Kids’ certified Safety-Care Trainer. Her previous work experience includes human services work and teaching at a therapeutic preschool. When not relaxing with a cup of coffee, a good book, and her dogs, Sara enjoys working with her amazing and supportive coworkers at Coastal Kids. Sara is impressed by her students’ kindness, curiosity, creativity, and the love they share every day.

Sara may be reached at sara.larson@coastalkidsme.org.

Sara Larson

Sara Larson, Starfish

Sara is Head Teacher of our Starfish class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2012. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Southern Maine and is currently taking courses through the University of Maine, Farmington, SPARC program to earn 282 certification. Sara is a MRTQ level 7 teacher and also serves as Coastal Kids’ certified Safety-Care Trainer. Her previous work experience includes human services work and teaching at a therapeutic preschool. When not relaxing with a cup of coffee, a good book, and her dogs, Sara enjoys working with her amazing and supportive coworkers at Coastal Kids. Sara is impressed by her students’ kindness, curiosity, creativity, and the love they share every day.

Sara may be reached at sara.larson@coastalkidsme.org.

Christina Nelson

Christina Nelson, Puffins

Chris is Head Teacher of our Puffins class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2006. All three of her children attended Coastal Kids, and two of them were taught by Ms. Priscilla! Chris has a B.A. in psychology from University of Maine, Farmington, and was licensed in social work in Maine and Massachusetts before arriving at Coastal Kids. She is an MRTQ level 6 teacher and pursues continuing education through MRTQ: especially classes and workshops that are focused on inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chris and her family foster and rehab dogs from Georgia and North Carolina, rescuing them from overpopulated shelters and caring for them until they get adopted. At Coastal Kids, Chris is inspired by her students’ questions and willingness to make predictions about almost anything, and their acceptance and kindness toward all children and people regardless of ability or appearance. She is most encouraged when her students say, “Look! I made a triangle with my pretzels!” and all the other fun comments that indicate their interest, engagement, and love of learning.

Chris may be reached at chris.nelson@coastalkidsme.org.

Christina Nelson

Christina Nelson, Puffins

Chris is Head Teacher of our Puffins class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2006. All three of her children attended Coastal Kids, and two of them were taught by Ms. Priscilla! Chris has a B.A. in psychology from University of Maine, Farmington, and was licensed in social work in Maine and Massachusetts before arriving at Coastal Kids. She is an MRTQ level 6 teacher and pursues continuing education through MRTQ: especially classes and workshops that are focused on inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chris and her family foster and rehab dogs from Georgia and North Carolina, rescuing them from overpopulated shelters and caring for them until they get adopted. At Coastal Kids, Chris is inspired by her students’ questions and willingness to make predictions about almost anything, and their acceptance and kindness toward all children and people regardless of ability or appearance. She is most encouraged when her students say, “Look! I made a triangle with my pretzels!” and all the other fun comments that indicate their interest, engagement, and love of learning.

Chris may be reached at chris.nelson@coastalkidsme.org.

Christina Nelson

Christina Nelson, Puffins

Chris is Head Teacher of our Puffins class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2006. All three of her children attended Coastal Kids, and two of them were taught by Ms. Priscilla! Chris has a B.A. in psychology from University of Maine, Farmington, and was licensed in social work in Maine and Massachusetts before arriving at Coastal Kids. She is an MRTQ level 6 teacher and pursues continuing education through MRTQ: especially classes and workshops that are focused on inclusion and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Chris and her family foster and rehab dogs from Georgia and North Carolina, rescuing them from overpopulated shelters and caring for them until they get adopted. At Coastal Kids, Chris is inspired by her students’ questions and willingness to make predictions about almost anything, and their acceptance and kindness toward all children and people regardless of ability or appearance. She is most encouraged when her students say, “Look! I made a triangle with my pretzels!” and all the other fun comments that indicate their interest, engagement, and love of learning.

Chris may be reached at chris.nelson@coastalkidsme.org.

Jane Gilbert

Jane Gilbert, Blue Dolphins

Jane is Head Teacher of our Blue Dolphins class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2005. Both of Jane’s daughters attended Coastal Kids. Jane has a B.S. in early childhood special education and over ten years of experience as a teacher and developmental therapist for CDS. She is a MRTQ level 7 teacher. She enjoys running, cooking, being a mom, and helping her students eagerly learn and grow in their knowledge, processing, and social skills while working on developmentally appropriate lessons. Jane’s work at Coastal Kids is fulfilling because of the children, families, and dedicated staff – and because she finds it rewarding to watch her students grow and develop, no matter what their interests and abilities may be.

Jane may be reached at jane.gilbert@coastalkidsme.org.

Jane Gilbert

Jane Gilbert, Blue Dolphins

Jane is Head Teacher of our Blue Dolphins class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2005. Both of Jane’s daughters attended Coastal Kids. Jane has a B.S. in early childhood special education and over ten years of experience as a teacher and developmental therapist for CDS. She is a MRTQ level 7 teacher. She enjoys running, cooking, being a mom, and helping her students eagerly learn and grow in their knowledge, processing, and social skills while working on developmentally appropriate lessons. Jane’s work at Coastal Kids is fulfilling because of the children, families, and dedicated staff – and because she finds it rewarding to watch her students grow and develop, no matter what their interests and abilities may be.

Jane may be reached at jane.gilbert@coastalkidsme.org.

Jane Gilbert

Jane Gilbert, Blue Dolphins

Jane is Head Teacher of our Blue Dolphins class and has worked at Coastal Kids since 2005. Both of Jane’s daughters attended Coastal Kids. Jane has a B.S. in early childhood special education and over ten years of experience as a teacher and developmental therapist for CDS. She is a MRTQ level 7 teacher. She enjoys running, cooking, being a mom, and helping her students eagerly learn and grow in their knowledge, processing, and social skills while working on developmentally appropriate lessons. Jane’s work at Coastal Kids is fulfilling because of the children, families, and dedicated staff – and because she finds it rewarding to watch her students grow and develop, no matter what their interests and abilities may be.

Jane may be reached at jane.gilbert@coastalkidsme.org.

Jordan Barter

Jordan Barter, Co-head Teacher, Gray Dolphins

Jordan is Co-head Teacher of our Gray Dolphins class and has been teaching young children for over 10 years – four at Coastal Kids. She enjoys every minute of it! Jordan was born and raised in Boothbay and looks forward to growing as a head teacher this year. Her favorite things about Coastal Kids are the community feel and the close relationships between teachers and students.

Jordan may be reached at jordan.barter@coastalkidsme.org.

Jordan Barter

Jordan Barter, Co-head Teacher, Gray Dolphins

Jordan is Co-head Teacher of our Gray Dolphins class and has been teaching young children for over 10 years – four at Coastal Kids. She enjoys every minute of it! Jordan was born and raised in Boothbay and looks forward to growing as a head teacher this year. Her favorite things about Coastal Kids are the community feel and the close relationships between teachers and students.

Jordan may be reached at jordan.barter@coastalkidsme.org.

Jordan Barter

Jordan Barter, Co-head Teacher, Gray Dolphins

Jordan is Co-head Teacher of our Gray Dolphins class and has been teaching young children for over 10 years – four at Coastal Kids. She enjoys every minute of it! Jordan was born and raised in Boothbay and looks forward to growing as a head teacher this year. Her favorite things about Coastal Kids are the community feel and the close relationships between teachers and students.

Jordan may be reached at jordan.barter@coastalkidsme.org.

Paige Lockard

Paige Lockard, Co-Head Teacher, Gray Dolphins and Head Teacher, Sea Turtles

Paige Lockard is Co-head Teacher of our Gray Dolphins class and Head Teacher of our after-school Sea Turtles class. She holds BAs in psychology and English literature from the University of Missouri, where she also completed a certificate of multicultural studies. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College while also teaching writing for middle and high school students. She went on to become an adjunct professor of critical writing at Pace University before joining the CKP family as an assistant in the Sea Turtle room this summer. Paige’s favorite part of Coastal Kids is working closely with her students!

Paige may be reached at paige.lockard@coastalkidsme.org.

Paige Lockard

Paige Lockard, Co-Head Teacher, Gray Dolphins and Head Teacher, Sea Turtles

Paige Lockard is Co-head Teacher of our Gray Dolphins class and Head Teacher of our after-school Sea Turtles class. She holds BAs in psychology and English literature from the University of Missouri, where she also completed a certificate of multicultural studies. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College while also teaching writing for middle and high school students. She went on to become an adjunct professor of critical writing at Pace University before joining the CKP family as an assistant in the Sea Turtle room this summer. Paige’s favorite part of Coastal Kids is working closely with her students!

Paige may be reached at paige.lockard@coastalkidsme.org.

Paige Lockard

Paige Lockard, Co-Head Teacher, Gray Dolphins and Head Teacher, Sea Turtles

Paige Lockard is Co-head Teacher of our Gray Dolphins class and Head Teacher of our after-school Sea Turtles class. She holds BAs in psychology and English literature from the University of Missouri, where she also completed a certificate of multicultural studies. She earned an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College while also teaching writing for middle and high school students. She went on to become an adjunct professor of critical writing at Pace University before joining the CKP family as an assistant in the Sea Turtle room this summer. Paige’s favorite part of Coastal Kids is working closely with her students!

Paige may be reached at paige.lockard@coastalkidsme.org.