OXFORD – The Boxberry School is beginning its third school year with the addition of teacher Jessica Person, who is teaching in the pre-kindergarten through grade one classroom.

Person returned to Oxford Hills, where she grew up, after graduating with a bachelor of science degree in art education from the University of Maine in Orono. She will help manage her family’s cross country ski business. She lives in Oxford with her husband, Erik, and daughter, India.

While a student at UMO, Person received honors such as Golden Key Scholar and Art Teacher of the Year. She was a volunteer art teacher at the Alton Elementary School and taught many youth cross country ski programs over the years.

Person said, “My experiences in teaching have led me to the Boxberry School, where I am excited to meet the challenge of integrating all aspects of the creative process into the curriculum to teach students skills they need to be caring and passionate learners.”

Sue Louis of Norway is teaching the grades two and three classroom. She has been with Boxberry since its inception in 2003 and has a 25-year background in independent schools.

“Teaching at Boxberry continues to be a rewarding experience, and I feel fortunate to be working with young children who possess a true love of learning. At Boxberry, we are able to seize upon those teachable moments’ that guide and engage children to think with their minds as well as their hearts,” said Louis.

Eliza Beghe, also of Norway, continues as an assistant teacher for the third year. she has enriched the students’ lives with yoga in the mornings and is experimenting with Brain Gym this year.

Christine Hemmings is Boxberry School administrator. There are still openings in grades pre-kindergarten through three. For more information, call 743-9700 or visit www.boxberryschool.org.


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