August 30, 2012
GORHAM - The Gorham School District held an orientation for new staff last Thursday. There are two new teachers at Ed Fenn, one at the middle school, two at the high school and one that will be working mainly with high school students at White Mountains Community College.

Erica Tardiff will be a new kindergarten teacher. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Keene State College, a master's in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University and received her reading and writing specialist certification from Plymouth State University.

She has had seven years of experience as a third grade teacher in Bath and lives in Twin Mountain.

Brenda Lamarque will be the new Title I Project Manager/Teacher at Ed Fenn. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Providence College and a master of arts in education reading specialist from the University of Rhode Island.

She worked for five years as a special education resource and collaborative classroom teacher for grades one and two in Exeter, R.I., three years total as a kindergarten/preschool/special education and as a reading specialist for the Milan school district, three years as a kindergarten teacher in Berlin and last year was the preschool special education teacher for GRS Cooperative.

Jessica Cyr will be the new Middle High School Life Skills Teacher. She has a bachelor's degree in theater arts and a master's in education from the University of Phoeniz. She has certifications/training from the Crisis Prevention Institute, Applied Behavior Analysis and training in Alternative Assessment process. She has been a special education teacher/coordinator at NFI North Country Shelter in Jefferson.

She lives in Randolph

Wayne King will be a special education teacher at the high school. He has a BS in business management from Granite State College, and is close to receiving (in December 2012) his master's degree in education with special education certification K-12 from Plymouth State College.

He previously served as a special education/case manager for grades 9-12 at White Mountains Regional High School. He is a resident of Gorham.

Jared Lauze will be taking a position as a social studies teacher at the high school. He is not really new to the district, having been a social studies teacher at the middle school for 2010-11 year. Due to budget cuts he lost that position, working instead as a para-professional last year.

Lauze has a bachelors degree in social studies from Plymouth State University. He lives in Berlin.

Julie Paris, who will actually be an employee of the Milan School District, will be working with mainly high school students at White Mountain Community College.

She has a bachelor's degree in communication disorders, a masters in education, severe special needs and is doing graduate work in speech pathology. Her experience included one year as a long term subsitute teacher of grade seven science, two years as a speech/language specialist and 21 years as a special education teacher. She lives in Madison.

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