Ms. Melissa Goding is a new teacher at Monmouth Middle School. She teaches the 5th and 6th grade class. When asked what she wanted to be when she grew up, she stated ” a teacher or an architect.” She chose a teacher because she stated, ” she loves working with children and being a life long learner herself.” Before coming to Monmouth, she worked in Auburn, Maine as a substitute teacher.

She also lived and grew up in the Lewiston-Auburn area too. Her favorite past time is woodworking and painting. She also enjoys playing ice hockey. I think she is a great addition to our school and I hope she stays here.

Mrs. Cooper

Mrs. Karen Cooper is a new teacher here at Monmouth Middle School. She teaches Science and Social Studies for the 7th grade class in room 102. She has been teaching for 19 years now. She has taught at Maranacook Middle School and at Chelsea Middle School for 5th grade science.

Her father is a foreign services officer for U.S.A., and she lived in foreign countries such as Mexico, Iran, India, and Pakistan as well as Virginia. Mrs. Cooper went to University of Southern Maine for college and that’s where she met her husband. She has 2 children, a boy and a girl. She loves teaching and is a wonderful teacher here at M.M.S.

Mrs. Stokes

Mrs. Kelley Stokes is a new teacher at Monmouth Middle School. She helps fifth and sixth graders. She comes from Falmouth, Maine, where she worked as a case manager for children for the development services. She taught for 3 years as a substitute teacher in New York State and as a teacher in Cumberland, Maine, and Scarborough, Maine.

She came to Monmouth because she wanted to teach special education and because she loves to teach children. When she was is in college she wanted to be a teacher to be able to work with children. She likes to spend time with her 5-year-old boy, hiking and reading. Her favorite kind of books are mysteries. I think she is a great addition to our school and I hope she stays here.

Mr. Stott

This year there is a new band teacher at the Monmouth School System. Mr. Tom Stott is from Albany, New York and has been playing music for 20 years.

He’s been teaching since 1997 and is very excited to be teaching at Monmouth.

Mr. Stott first realized he wanted to teach while driving an Ice Cream truck, The children he dealt with didn’t know how to make change so he taught them how to do so. He combined the teaching and the music and found what he enjoyed the most.

This talented Saxophone player has played with the Atlantica Saxophone quartet. Sax Quintet, and a Ska group. We are very happy to have such a dedicated band teacher helping our students learn the wonderful world of Music!

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