Give a Warm Welcome to Our New Executive Director
We hope that many of you have had the opportunity throughout the summer to meet our new Executive Director Melissa Caldwell. The administrative team, teachers, and parents have enjoyed welcoming Melissa on board, and she has quickly become a valued member of the SCS community. Melissa's education and experience will become an asset to our school as she leads us into the future. Melissa carries three degrees, a Bachelor's in Elementary Education with a Mathematics concentration (UMaine Farmington), a Master's in Literacy Education (University of Southern Maine), and also holds a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership (University of New England). Her 21 years in teaching, advocacy in project-based learning, as well as working in leadership roles that ranged from; being an elementary school principal to a Director of Professional Growth, where shetrained teachers and expanded Pre-K programming, to working with the Maine Department of Education to create and implement curriculum for Pre-K, provides a strong foundation to leading Seacoast Community School. With her experience and knowledge, Melissa is looking forward to supporting Seacoast Community Schools' mission of providing nurturing care and exceptional education to all children of the Seacoast.At SCS, we believe that a strong social and emotional foundation is the core of a child's development and happy childhood. Melissa believes in this foundation and looks forward to giving children early learning experiences that will set them up for success. Melissa plans to make a difference here at SCS, advocating for the children and for the teachers. Behind the scenes of education are the teachers who plan, implement, and provide learning opportunities for children. Melissa's passion to help teachers and children, stems from her own childhood. "School didn't come easy to me and I was shy and quiet. It took some amazing teachers to help build my confidence and they set me on a path to leadership." Today, Melissa is a leader that recognizes that she is a small part of someone's story, and that she can leave a positive impact on someone's educational journey, just like teachers had done for her in the past. This is her favorite part of living her life in education; no matter how small a piece of someone's story, her advocacy and support will help teachers and children reach their full potential!When Melissa isn't advocating for education, she is with her children Lucian (10) and Maia (5). They can be found on the soccer field, lacrosse field, or at the dance studio; it certainly keeps them all busy. As a family they love the many memories they create at Great Moose Lake in Maine, where they enjoy being on the water, paddleboarding, water skiing, spending time on the boat, swimming etc
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