At Seabreeze Independent School we have a wonderful staff. Their varied experiences create a diverse learning environment.
Andie Faurot, a Montessori and State Certified teacher in both regular and special education, will be working in the elementary classroom this year. She has taught for 19 years and been an administrator for 14 years. She founded Sterling Montessori Academy and Charter School, which is still a thriving program for over 700 students.
Andie believes in truly following the child, allowing them to "discover" the lessons they need next through the exploration of a prepared environment. Her philosophy on how to develop a peaceful, intentional classroom community is through direct instruction and group discussions. She feels this is very important to achieve a group where everyone respects themselves, others, and their environment.
Christina Krenicki is certified as an Early Childhood Montessori teacher. She has 14 years of experience teaching children in a Montessori classroom; most recently, she taught at Ellsworth’s former Dirigo Montessori School and is excited to return to lead our 3-6 year-old program at Seabreeze Independent School. Christina is a Mount Desert Island native and returned to Maine several years ago after living and teaching in Illinois, where she raised her two children. She is a former dance school business owner and current ballet instructor at Ellsworth’s The Libitzki School of Dance. Christina believes in creating a nurturing, self-guided learning environment for students and looks forward to welcoming Seabreeze students this fall.
Lauren Gibson has 20 years of experience teaching children of various ages. Her experience in both formal and informal education range from second grade classroom teacher to teaching marine science from the deck of a boat in the Florida Keys. Lauren is currently pursuing her Montessori 3-6 certification. She believes in educating children through active, hands-on activities and loves getting children outside to engage in their environment. She looks forward to this school year and being a part of Seabreeze Independent School.
We are very excited to have Ms. Lauren as part of our team!
Libby Harriman has diverse and varied life experiences. She has an Associates in Fire Science, a Bachelors in Forestry and a Class A driver’s license. As a firefighter for 14 years, she traveled to over 20 states on various fire crews. She has taken charge of planning and logistics on fires totaling more than a half a million acres. Her most enjoyable teaching experiences have been teaching fire behavior to firefighters, based on terrain and weather patterns in the field.
She started Seabreeze Independent School with her husband in 2020 and is currently studying to receive her MACTE Elementary I and II certification. We are very excited to bring Libby's love of nature into the classroom.