Erika Neal began her career teaching infants, toddlers and preschoolers at a nationally accredited early childhood program in Augusta. She earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maine. In her career, she has provided developmental therapy for children with special needs and consultation to other early childhood teachers around special education and challenging behaviors. She has been teaching Pre-K in this partnership since 2010. She lives with her husband in Anson.
Angie Casavant earned her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation from University of Maine at Presque Isle. She has worked in education for many years and has been at the Mallett Pre-K since the fall of 2014. She has an extensive background in Special Education particularly working with children with challenging behavior. Angie enjoys being active outside and she lives in Farmington with her family and 2 dogs.
Jubilee Bailey earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington where she majored in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. She has worked for the Head Start program since 1998. In that time she has been a teacher, home visitor, and lead teacher. With her background in Head Start, Jubilee brings with her a wealth of experience related to child development, using a holistic approach to working with children and families, as well as collaborating with community resources. She lives in Jay with her husband and their daughter.
Sara Spear began exploring early childhood education directly after high school. She owned and operated her own childcare center for four years before working for Head Start as a preschool teacher for the last twenty years. She was the first to be a nationally accredited home visiting/preschool program in the state. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood. She holds an Early Literacy Certification and is continuing her education in the early childhood and special education field. She resides in Farmington with her husband and two daughters.
Katie Reed earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in Elementary Education. She has been working in Early Childhood classrooms for 5 years and has a passion for working with our youngest learners. She has experience teaching in both PreK and Kindergarten classrooms. Katie enjoys spending time outside being active with her husband and two kids here in Farmington.