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Bianca Barroso - Librarian

Bianca Barroso graduated from the University of Maine Orono with a bachelors degree in Communication Science and Disorders.  She's very excited to begin as the Librarian for Vinalhaven School and can’t wait to share her love of books with all of the students. In her free time, Bianca enjoys kayaking, reading, and spending time outdoors.

 

 

 

 

Chloe Keller - Drama

Raised in the woods of Mid-coast Maine, Chloe Keller fell in love with theatre when she saw her first play at the age of five. She began performing on stage at the age of seven and has worked in theatre ever since. Classically trained, Ms. Keller holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University and the Moscow Art Theatre School, studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, and trained in circus skills at the Circus Space in London. In her spare time she is a teaching artist for the International Schools Theatre Association and has taught in thirteen different countries on four continents. She has written and directed two circuses which debuted internationally and is currently working on the third of the five part series. She is also writing a book on her new method of movement training for actors. Needless to say, Ms. Keller does not stay still for long. When she's not in the theatre wielding power tools, she likes to go white water rafting and swing dancing.

Randy Pitts - Technology

Randy Pitts

Randy Pitts grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan.  After graduating high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served his country for 23 years.  While on active duty Randy earned a Technical Certificate in Management Information Systems and later a BA in Information Systems Analysis. He completing his undergraduate studies at University of Maine Orono in 1994 and graduated that same year from Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL.  After retiring from the Marine Corps in 1999, Randy worked as an applications developer for Tidewater Telecom in Nobleboro, Maine.  He joined the Vinalhaven teaching staff in 2001 and has been teaching a wide range of information technology classes since.  Randy earned a graduate degree in Instructional Technology in 2009.  He is a member of the Fox Islands Electric Board of Directors and enjoys restoring antique vehicles, traveling, and fishing and camping in his free time.  He is married to Susan Warren Pitts of Vinalhaven and has two children and three grandchildren. 

Jake Tuminski - Physical Education

Jake Tuminski

Jake (Deborah) Tuminski studied Journalism at Wayne State University and after receiving her B.A. in Journalism worked on the Freeport Post, the Courier Free Press and the Portland Press Herald as a news reporter before returning to graduate school at Columbia University in New York City to receive a Masters Degree in Movement Science and Curriculum Design, part of this program was to do an internship at the Trinity School in New York City. Jake then taught at St. Lukes School in Greenwich Village for two years before moving to Minnesota where she taught physical education in at Breck School for 6 years and for the Osseo School District in Maple Grove for 4 years and coached Cross-Country Running, Downhill and Cross country skiing and Track and Field . Jake moved back to Maine to teach at Harrison and Waterford Elementary Schools for two years and then at Cape Elizabeth High School for ten years. Jake has taught physical education and been the athletic director at Vinalhaven School for the last two years. Jake enjoys swimming, rowing, running and skiing. Jake's personal philosophy of physical education is to introduce students to a variety of physical activities with an emphasis on life long sports for health and fitness.

Heather White - Visual Arts

Heather White

Heather White received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Keene State College. After teaching fourth grade for 2 years in New Hampshire, she and her husband moved to Vinalhaven in 2002. Heather started her time at the Vinalhaven School teaching 3rd grade, and is now the K-12 Visual Arts teacher. When it comes to student artwork, whether it be from a 5 year old or an 18 year old, she encourages students to see their growth in the process first, and then to examine the product. Heather White also coaches high school rowing, is a member of the VSEC team, and the visual and performing arts team. Heather enjoys gardening, inventive knitting, walking, and any type of art classes for further personal growth & just for fun.

 William Travaskis - Music

William Trevaskis teaches music and yearbook to grades K-12. He has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in music theory and composition from Berklee College of Music, and his original compositions have been featured in recitals, workshops, and on television and can be heard on his web site, www.ofthelion.org. His award-winning photography includes aerial images of the Fox Islands and he regularly freelances for local and national publications with his images.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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