Ms. Stanbro is responsible for overseeing the Library Learning Commons and information literacy instruction at Skillin School. Ms. Stanbro teaches grades 3-5 library and technology classes and supports students and staff in integrating technology and accessing resources. She is also the district K-12 Library Department Coordinator.
Ms. Stanbro became a teacher librarian to bring her love of technology and literature together into one job. She is a certified Library Media Specialist. She received her Masters in Library Studies from Texas Women's University. She also has a masters degree in the Liberal Arts from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. Before she became a teacher librarian, Ms. Stanbro worked with private and public schools as a technology integrator in Maryland and Texas.
Ms. Stanbro lives in Portland with her husband, daughter and two cute kitties. Some of her favorite children's books are: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, The Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo, The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, and Tico and the Golden Wings by Leo Lionni.
Corinne Altham is the Library Information Integrator at Frank I. Brown Elementary and Dora L. Small Elementary Schools. She has been a teacher for almost twenty years. Corinne earned her undergraduate degree in writing from The University of Massachusetts. She studied to be a teacher at Bridgewater University near her hometown of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts. In 2015 she earned her masters degree in Instructional Media. Corinne is studying library science at The University of Southern Mississippi. A mom of two and golf widow, Corinne lives in Gorham with Julia, Jackson, her husband Rick and a very naughty rescue dog named Dixie.
Ms. Blakemore is the Library Information Integrator at Dyer Elementary School where she helped to launch the school's maker space. She has her MLS from Simmons SLIS where she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Library Science. She is a reader, writer, and maker.
Cidney Mayes is the Library Information Integrator at Memorial Middle School and teaches Digital Literacy to 6th grade students. Cidney graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington summa cum laude in 2014 with a certificate for teaching grades 7-12. Currently, she is earning her Masters of Information and Library Science with a K-12 School Media certification from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. Cidney enjoys fantasy and science fiction young adult literature, and is a member of the Southern Maine Library District’s Children and YA Book Review, Cream of the Crop Committee.
Ms. Gartley is the librarian at Mahoney Middle School. She has worked as a school librarian in Maine, Massachusetts, Samoa, and the Dominican Republic with students of all ages, from three- and four-year-olds in Pre-K to seniors in high school. She earned her BA in Media Studies from Emerson College and her MLIS from Simmons College. Ms. Gartley is passionate about teaching research skills and any opportunity to learn something new. She also loves reading comic books, over-analyzing TV shows, and rollerskating.
Mr. Brough is the librarian at the South Portland High School's Learning Commons. He arrived in 2015, having moved from New Hampshire by way of Southern California. Mr. Brough has worked extensively in a variety of libraries including public, university, boarding school, and high school, bringing with him nearly 20 years of experience. He received his BA in English Literature from Concordia University and his MLIS from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. While he enjoys reading, Mr. Brough's passion is research, whether it is exploring new information on his own or teaching students the value of digging deeper. When not at school, he can be found at Hadlock Field taking in a Sea Dogs game or at one of the various record shops in Portland trying to track down that one good Doobie Brothers record.