By Emily Latulippe and Regan Lynch

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Mr. Deangelis

What do you teach? Math

Why did you come to Freeport? Graduated from Bowdoin; did student teaching program in the spring; here for temporary teaching position; likes Midcoast area

Where did you go to college? Bowdoin

Any special talents/hobbies? Cross country ski raced for Bowdoin; went to Europe to race

What do you want students to know about you? I spend free time in the mountains biking and running.

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Mrs. Constantine

What do you teach? 5 chemistry classes; 1 forensic science class

Why did you come? I was in Massachusetts but wanted to move back to Maine. “(FHS) is a perfect fit.”

Where did you go to college? Bates

Any special talents/hobbies? Loves being outside (hiking, skiing canoeing); can do a headstand in canoe.

Ms. Westberry

What do you teach? Focus 9, American Studies

Why did you come to FHS? I wanted more opportunities and wanted to live near the coast.

Where did you go to college? Lots of college! Waikato University in New Zealand is one.

Any special talents/hobbies? I used to be able to speak and write Chinese.

What do you want students to know about you? I want the best for them.

Mrs. Peirce

What do you teach? Guidance counselor

Why did you come to Freeport? Loved energy of people who interviewed her (Ms. Gulko, other guidance counselors); perfect fit

Where did you go to college? Saint Lawrence (undergrad); USM (masters)

Any special talents/hobbies? Likes to surf, paddleboard, bike, ski, outdoor activities.

What do you want students to know about you? Really open; friendly; being a guidance counselor has been lifelong dream; used to be a high school social studies teacher.

Ms. Montgomery

What do you teach? I teach. Biology, Environmental Science, and Accelerated Achievement.

Why did you come to Freeport? I came to Freeport from Houlton. My family moved here to escape Aroostook County and get back to a more populated place with more diversity.

Where did you go to college? I graduated from the University of Maine in Orono.

Any special talents/hobbies?  I like to bake, needle felt, play my guitar, and attend contradances

What do you want your students to know about you? I want students to know that I love teaching. Also, that I am a huge nerd and proud of it.

Ms. Olson

What do you teach? I teach AP World History and the history side of American Studies.

Why did you come to Freeport? I came to Freeport because of its positive reputation in the MidCoast area and its small school atmosphere. I wanted a job to settle into as my family makes this area our home.

Where did you go to college? I attended a few different colleges, including Clark University, the University of Maine at Orono, and Salzburg University in Austria.

Any special talents/hobbies? I am an avid outdoor enthusiast and ran an Outing Club for three years at my last position.

What do you want your students to know about you? I am looking to start another Outing Club here at FHS. I am also a living history reenactor of the American Revolution, a hobby of mine since birth!

Ms. Bessey

What do you teach? I teach Global Studies and Focus 9.

Why did you come to Freeport? I came to Freeport because I’m from the area (Topsham, specifically), had heard really good things about FHS, and also liked the idea of working in a smaller school. So far it seems like a great decision!

Where did you go to college? I attended Brown University for undergrad, and the University of Edinburgh and the University of Southern Maine for grad school.

Any special talents/hobbies? I like to bake, can knit a pretty decent hat, and know a lot about Harry Potter (only the books!).

What do you want your students to know about you? I love teaching, because every day is different, and my students are often hilarious and fun to be around. I also adore cats–I have one, and her name is Keeva.

img_9268Mr. Ouellette

What do you teach? Journalism and English 10 and AP Literature

Why did you come to Freeport? I had been at my last school for 10 years and was looking for change.

Where did you attend college? Bachelors at UNH; Masters at USM

Any special talents/hobbies? I like cooking, but I wouldn’t call it a special  talent. I like playing video games. I also like coaching basketball.

What do you want students to know about you? I’m pretty easy going and open to helping all my students. I’m excited to be at FHS.

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