Raise Your Voice Workshops

Our Staff and Locations

Thomas College, Waterville

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David Farady has been teaching English at Erskine Academy in South China for the past 7 years. He earned a BFA in creative writing and English from University of Maine at Farmington and an MAT in English education from Boston University. When he’s not in the classroom, David can be found skiing, snowshoeing, skating, hiking, and paddling in western and northern Maine.


Liz Guillemette teaches English at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield. She graduated from Bucknell University in 2001 and came to Maine in 2003 to complete a Master’s in Literacy at the University of Southern Maine. When she’s not writing, reading student writing, or reading about writing, she tries to get outside with her husband and seven-year-old twins, go for a run, or head toward the water.

Baxter Academy for Science and Technology

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Rebecca Peterson currently teaches high school English at Freeport High School.  She graduated from the University of Maine Orono with a B.A in English, an M.A. in Teaching, and a C.A.S. in Literacy Education from the University of Southern Maine.  When she isn't learning how to play tennis and do the Charleston, she can be found curled up with her cat and reading a good book.

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Kristina Sanborn teaches junior humanities at Traip Academy in Kittery. Unlike many English lovers, Kristina can’t choose between deciding if she is more of a writer or reader because she equally loves both. She has a book with her at all times and enjoys volunteering for the local animal shelter with her husband, baking desserts, biking the back roads of Maine, and drinking copious amounts of caffeinated beverages.

University of Maine, Orono

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Anthony Crabtree teaches 9th and 10th graders at Bangor High School. He has a passion for watching and writing about cinema

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James Bilancia is a U.S. History and Maine Studies teacher at the William S. Cohen School in Bangor where he also runs several clubs and coaches track.  He is passionate about writing and has published a number of short pieces over the years in school and community newspapers and in Maine Writing Project publications.