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Community Programs Team

Staff Details

Director
Peter Wagner
Ph: 207-865-6171 x323
E: wagnerp@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Peter Wagner grew up in Bath, Maine, and has lived in Freeport since 2014. He began his work as the Director of Community Programs in July 2018. In his professional career he’s been a high school history teacher, worked with a number of international sporting events including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and spent nearly 20 years in alumni relations and advancement at three liberal arts colleges. His wife, Elena, is a pediatric nurse practitioner. They have three boys who are Freeport High School graduates: Colby ’18 studies at Davidson College, Shea ’19 studies at San Diego State University and will soon be a Marine Reserve, and Gabe ’20 studies and plays basketball at Western New England University. They’ve got two cats and three dogs that provide them great joy and many laughs. He’s passionate about baseball, anything his boys are into, and the quality of life in Freeport/RSU5 and the state of Maine.
Adult Education Coordinator
Katy Bizier
Ph: 207-865-6171 x322
E: bizierk@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Katy Bizier joined the Community Programs team in Summer of 2020 as the Adult Education Coordinator. Katy grew up in Winslow, Maine, and attended Colby College, where she studied cellular-molecular biology and biochemistry. She then moved to the Boston area where she earned her Master’s in Education at Boston College. Her first years in education were spent teaching life sciences at Malden High School, and she then served as Science Teacher Leader for three years, as well as serving as an Adjunct Professor at Bunker Hill Community College. In summer of 2017, Katy returned to Maine to be closer to family and reside in the state she loves dearly. Katy is very passionate about equity in education and is a graduate of the National Institute for School Leadership’s Maine Executive Development Program through the Maine DOE. In her free time, Katy enjoys trail running, hiking, barre classes, cooking, knitting, time with her family in Rangeley, and most of all, having fun with her four nieces and nephews.
Childhood Education Coordinator
Leah Campbell
Ph: 207-865-6171 x326
E: campbelll@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Leah Campbell joined the Community Programs team in August 2019 as the Childhood Education Coordinator. In that role she is responsible for managing the preschool, before and after care, and summertime Camp Seaside operations. Leah is a native of Newburyport, Massachusetts and attended the University of Vermont studying Early Childhood Special Education and Human Development and Family Studies. After college Leah worked in rural Vermont as an Early Childhood Special Educator before accepting a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Taiwan for a year. When Leah is not working, she enjoys running, yoga, hiking, traveling, and exploring Portland's food scene.
Recreation Coordinator
Chris Guerette
Ph: 207-865-6171 x325
E: guerettec@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Chris Guerette grew up in Connecticut. While he is neither proud nor ashamed of that fact, he's probably going to bring it up if you talk to him for more than five minutes. He's an Eagle Scout and attended Syracuse University when they still had a decent football team. He's been a Computer Help Desk Coordinator, Park Ranger, Systems Analyst, and Ropes Course Builder. He knows of a secret ingredient that harnesses the awesome power of apples. He lives in Durham with his wife and two sons. He is an avid board gamer, graphic designer, paddler, and hiker. He's totally into 90's hip-hop and always keeps it real.
Recreation Programs Assistant
Ciprian Marinut
Ph: 207-865-6171 x324
E: marinutc@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Ciprian Marinut is a native of Deva in the Transylvania region of Romania. Before relocating to the United States he played professional soccer for the Muresul Deva club and worked as a sports journalist, soccer coach, and physical education teacher. Ciprian has a BA and an MBA in journalism, a BA in physical education, and an MBA in sports performance, and is working toward his PhD in sports history. As a journalist he covered the UEFA Champions League, the Davis Cup, and the Romanian National Gymnastics Championships, among other events. As a coach and PE teacher he worked with all age groups and with recreational and professional teams. He moved to the US in 2016 after his wife won the Greencard Visa Lottery and he has been living in Maine ever since. He coaches soccer at FMS and joined the Community Programs team in February 2019.
Office Coordinator
Cara Olfene
Ph: 207-865-6171 x321
E: olfenec@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Cara Olfene was raised in the small town of Minot, Maine. She attended Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, before returning home to study Psychology at the University of Southern Maine. Cara lived in the beautiful state of Colorado for three years but couldn’t stand to be landlocked and is grateful to be back home. She and her husband currently reside in Cumberland. Cara and her friends get together weekly for a rousing game of cribbage, followed by trivia. She enjoys softball, disc golf, hiking, walking the beaches year-round, and pretending to be on *Chopped* while making dinner.
Cara Olfene


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