Third Grade

Renee Blackstone - rblackstone@aos92.org - In 2004 I graduated with my Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington. My teaching career began at a small grammar school in Bridgewater, Maine, where I taught in a third/fourth combined classroom. After five years, we moved to the coast and I accepted a first grade teaching position in Jonesport, Maine. I taught there for four years before moving to Waterville and making third grade at GJMS my home. In 2006 I was honored as a Time Warner Cable National Teacher in Washington D.C. I have a loving husband and three beautiful children. Together, we enjoy church activities, cooking, photography, traveling, reading books, and crafting. My evenings are often filled with watching my daughters at dance and gymnastics or playing with our little boy.

Walli Fitton - wfitton@aos92.org - I currently teach 3rd grade at George J. Mitchell School. I earned my degree in Elementary Education from Thomas College and have taught second and third grade for the last four years. The foundation of my work experience comes from a twenty-five year career in business. I was responsible for the constantly changing computer technology, customer service, and human resource needs of an ever- growing family business. In business, I always felt that I was successful only if my staff was successful. I bring the same passion and commitment I had for my business associates to the students I have the privilege of teaching. I reside in Thorndike with my husband, Steven. My son, Jason is a senior at the University of Maine at Orono. My daughter, Stephanie is married and is currently attending graduate school at the East Carolina University.

Jeni Frazee - jfrazee@aos92.org - I received my BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1997, double-majoring in English and Dance. I worked as a teaching assistant for two years, and taught a course for the Dance Program at UW-Milwaukee. I received my Teaching Certification from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2002. I taught in Milwaukee for two years, teaching grades 7 and 2. I have taught grade 3 at George J. Mitchell School since 2004. I also serve on the Teacher Advisory Board for the Colby Museum of Art.

Patty Gorman - pgorman@aos92.org - I attended University of Maine at Farmington and earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I completed my graduate work at the University of Maine at Orono in Education. I have been teaching in Waterville Public Schools for 14 years. I taught second grade for ten years and am now enjoying my fourth year as a third grade teacher. Our son, Jared, graduated from Syracuse University last spring and is now living and working in New York City. My husband and I live in Oakland. When I am not at school, I enjoy scrapbooking, aerobics, yoga, walking, boating, and visiting Jared in New York.

Leslie Lloyd - lloyd@aos92.org

Tiffany Morse - tmorse@aos92.org - I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2005 from the University of Maine, Orono. I received my Master's Degree is Special Education in 2009 from the University of Phoenix Online. I started working at the Albert S. Hall School in 2005 as an educational technician. I taught reading, writing, and math in the special education resource room setting for 9 years. In 2015 I started teaching 3rd grade.