Amy Wentworth, Younger Group Teacher, has been teaching since 1995 and has a Masters Degree in Teaching and Learning. She is certified to teach children K-8th grade. She has been teaching at SAU since 1997 and during this time she has taught both the younger and middle group of students.

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Rachel (Rae-a) Moughty, Middle Group Teacher, joined School Around Us in 2008. She is the primary teacher for the middle group of students (ages 8-10). Rae-a comes to us from Stewartstown, New Hampshire, where she lived and worked with teenagers in a remote, residential, wilderness setting.

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Margaret Munro, Older Group Teacher, has been teaching at the School Around Us since 2001. Originally from Buffalo, NY , Margaret attended the State University of NY at Buffalo and studied Psychology and Social Work before coming to Maine on a National Student exchange in 1988. During her time at the University of Southern Maine, Margaret studied art and graduated with a B.A. degree in Art in 1992.

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Laura Laprise is our Administrative Assistant.  She first came to SAU as a parent where she and and her family found a kind, supportive, creative community.  Laura is trained in bookkeeping with strong office skills, all of which equip her to fulfill her varied administrative roles.  Laura loves the ways her position allows her to be surrounded by children and their inspiring energy every day.  She finds fulfillment in how her work supports the teachers, parents, children, and SAU mission.  She also has a background in art and holds a Maine K-12 art teacher certification.  Laura’s other interests include creativity of all sorts, reading, gardening, woodworking, and especially spending time with her family at their old farmhouse.


The School Around Us is fortunate enough to have wonderful members of the community who volunteer their time, talent, and knowledge to our children. In the past we have had several enrichment programs offered by members of the local community, such as, Music Enrichment, Art and Photography, Science Studies, Farming and Ecology, and Biology. Involving these teachers and community members keeps our curriculum vibrant and evolving. Please contact our Administrative Assistant Laura Laprise if you would like to contribute your time and talent and become part of our dynamic community!