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Teacher Cadre

Teacher Cadre

The First Amendment Museum’s Teacher Cadre is a group of educators from around the state of Maine who advise, support, and guide the First Amendment Museum (FAM). Teacher Cadre members provide valuable feedback on current museum offerings as well as planned public programming, while also keeping the FAM up to date on educational developments in the state of Maine.

The FAM is greatly appreciative of the Teacher Cadre members’ time, diligence, and commitment to the FAM’s mission. 

If you are an educator interested in joining our Teacher Cadre, please email mnosbisch@firstamendmentmuseum.org or call (207) 557-2290. 


Melanie Brown

Grade 7

Ellsworth Elementary and Middle School

Language Arts, Social Studies, Science

Dennis D. Edmondson

Grade 11

MSAD #75, Mt. Ararat High School

AP US History

Shane Gower

Grades 11-12

RSU #38, Maranacook Community High School

AP US History, AP Psychology, Ethics, History Through Film

Kathi Kearney

Grades 4 – 8

MSAD #51, Mabel I. Wilson School

Gifted Education Specialist

Kristie Littlefield

Executive Director

Western Maine Education Collaborative

Dr. Melissa Poston

Grades 10 – 12

MSAD #44, Telstar Regional High School

AP Language and Composition, AP U.S. History, Introduction to Philosophy, Criminology, Pre-AP English, AP Psychology Creative Reading and Writing, Informational Reading and Writing

Amy Patterson-White

Grade 8

MSAD #75, Mt. Ararat Middle School

Social Studies