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 School. She has been a teacher for 22 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 a PGA Spouse, Corinne lives in Gorham with Julia, Jackson, her husband Rick and a very naughty rescue dog named Dixie.
Gretchen Hartley is the Library Information Integrator (Teacher Librarian) at Dora L. Small Elementary School, where she oversees the Library Learning Commons and teaches K-5 students information literacy, digital citizenship, and 21st Century Skills, integrating these with classroom learning and students' personal interests. She supports teachers with access to resources and technology integration.
She became a teacher as a second career after working in biotech industry research & development, small business and non-profit database consulting, and owning a medical supply business. Her volunteer work brought her to teaching: co-op preschool president, weekly classroom volunteer, Girl Scout leader, Haiti school partnership representative and committee member, and props co-chairperson for SPHS musicals. She has worked in South Portland Schools' InfoTech department since 2015, first as a Technology Ed Tech (at Skillin), then as a Library Ed Tech (at Dyer). Gretchen earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from Colby College, Cum Laude. She earned her M.S. in Library Science with a School Library Certificate at University of North Texas in 2021.
Gretchen lives in South Portland with her husband, her cat Tom, and her puppy Alfie. Gretchen's two daughters sometimes live there too, when they are not away at college. Besides reading, she loves to ski, work in her garden and yard (She's a plant nerd.), and spend time in Maine's spectacular outdoors (sometimes reading there, too!). Some of Gretchen's favorite recent children's reads include Blackbird Girls by Anne Blankman, The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart, and When Stars Are Scattered by Omar Mohamed and Victoria Jamieson.
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.
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 in a Warzone lobby or at one of the various record shops in Portland trying to track down that one good Doobie Brothers record.