Meet the Faculty of Mount Merici Academy

Mount Merici Academy is fully administered and staffed by a dedicated lay Head of School, Dean of Students and Maine State Certified faculty. Offering a multitude of programs of academic excellence, our faculty’s mission is to nurture the “full development of each child’s gifts of intellect, will, and heart…the formation of the whole person.”


Mount Merici Academy Faculty and Staff:


Nursery School

Ms. Shasta Pelotte, Teacher




Ms. Cortney Rossignol, Educational Technician





Ms. Connie Turmelle, Lead Teacher





Ms. Nicole Barbeau, Teacher










Ms. Sharon Palmer, Ed Tech






Ms. Vicki Harding, Teacher






Ms. Sue Garling, Educational Technician










First Grade

Ms. Tracey Lowell, Teacher





 Ms. Noelle Hart, Educational Technician







Second Grade

Ms. Martha Hart, Teacher





Ms. Brittany Valentino, Educational Technician







Third Grade

Ms. Juli Jones, Teacher





Ms. Chelsea Clifford, Educational Technician









Fourth Grade

Ms. Stacy Shoulta, Teacher







Ms. Farzeen Sheikh, Educational Technician










Fifth Grade

Ms. Jess Beers, 5th Grade Teacher and Algebra Teacher









Ms. Jody Boulet, Educational Technician









Upper Wing Faculty

Ms. Donna Russo,  Dean of Students,  Athletic Director, Upper Wing Lead Teacher, 7th Grade Homeroom, Physical Education Teacher Grades 4-8, Service Work Coordinator, 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, 8th Grade Service Project Advisor, Life Sports Director



Ms. Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick, K-8 French Teacher and 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Theology Teacher, Librarian





Mr. Troy Frost, STREAM Teacher and 6th Grade Math and Homeroom Teacher





Ms. Kelly Smith, 8th Grade
Homeroom, 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Science Teacher





Ms. Laura Bissell, 6th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Pre-Algebra Teacher, 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher








Ms. Kerri Jarosz, Geometry Teacher, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher







Schoolwide Faculty and Staff

Ms. Jodi Nichols, Art Teacher, Drama/Theatre Advisor, Title 1 Teacher






Mr. Doug Giles, Technology Teacher








Ms. Edwina Phillips, Child Care Director









Mr. Larry Taylor, Custodian



Susan H. Cote, Head of School






Donna M. Russo, Dean of Students






Ms. Cassie Marden, Secretary/Receptionist





Ms. Nicole Brown, Finance






Ms. Julia Vigue, Director of Communications, Marketing & Development, Music Teacher