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






Elizabeth Gagne, Educational Technician





Ms. Connie Turmelle, Lead Teacher






Ms. Nicole Barbeau, Teacher






Ms. Sharon Palmer, Ed Tech






Ms. Vicki Harding, Teacher






Ms. Susan Shirley, Educational Technician






First Grade

Ms. Jody Boulet, Teacher





 Ms. Noelle Hart, Educational Technician






Second Grade

Ms. Martha Hart, Teacher






Third Grade

Ms. Juli Jones, Teacher






Ms. Chelsea Clifford, Educational Technician







Fourth Grade



Ms. Stacy Shoulta, Teacher








Ms. Tracy Farnham, Educational Technician






Fifth Grade


Ms. Jess Beers, 5th Grade Teacher








Ms. Meghan Zeimetz, 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. Maureen Rispoli, K-8 French 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, Upper Wing Language Arts Teacher and Geometry Teacher






Schoolwide Faculty and Staff


Ms. Chelsea Clifford, Art Teacher








Mr. Doug Giles, Technology Teacher









Ms. Edwina Phillips, Child Care Director








Mr. Larry Taylor, Custodian



Mary Ellen Fitzpatrick, Head of School



Donna M. Russo, Dean of Students






Ms. Cassie Marden, Secretary/Receptionist




Ms. Nicole Brown, Finance





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