Head of School/Superintendent
Deborah Emery has had a lifetime in education with a wide ranging background as a teacher and administrator. Deborah served as an Interim Superintendent in RSU 2 in 2015. In 2006, Deborah was the National Distinguished Principal representing the state of Maine. She has extensive experience with professional development and helping schools move toward student centered learning. In 2012, Deborah travelled to Argentina as a Fulbright Scholar. In 2013 and 2014, Deborah travelled around the country as a consultant helping to support teachers and administrators as they made the transformation to learner centered schools. Her most recent educational work has been in RSU 2 in Monmouth, Maine where she has been an administrator for 17 years. The focus of her district work has been to help colleagues improve the learning environment for students. Deborah lives in Wayne, Maine with her husband Peter. The Emerys have three grown children living in Maine with their five grandchildren. Deborah believes strongly that communication and collaboration are important components of a successful school. Please call the school at any time if you have any questions.
I am lucky enough to live in our picturesque state of Maine, where I am raising three vibrant teenagers who inspire me to be a better human being every day. Along with a rich family life, I have taught for 20 years, over half of that time was spent at the high school and college levels.
I have taught remedial English, reading, advanced composition, speech, western literature and American literature, and Title 1 math. I have worked in special education and as the Student Support Coordinator for another district. I have planned school events such as career days, diversity days, and job shadowing. Time management and study skills are a passion of mine and I have taught extensively on the subject for many years. I look forward to sharing those skills with all of the SPAA students.
My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Master of Arts in English, along with several doctoral courses in Educational Leadership. I am dedicated to giving back to the community and have served on the Unit 12 Board of Directors and National Board for Curriculum Assessment – Kaplan University.
There is still nothing I enjoy more than putting pen to paper and am proud to be the author of the children’s book, Peace of Trash. I also enjoy presenting at various writing workshops around the community such as, the China Lake Writer’s conference on narration and self-editing. I come with a unique combination of online-teaching and classroom teaching. I believe all of these experiences have brought me to a place called Snow Pond and I look forward to working with all of our amazing students!