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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, Shea ’19, and Gabe ’20. They’ve got two cats and three dogs (and a seemingly endless rotation of other critters) 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.
Recreation & Enrichment 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.
Athletics Coordinator 

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.
Childhood Education Coordinator 
Danielle Gismondi
Danielle Gismondi
Ph: 207-865-6171 x326
E: gismondid@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Danielle Gismondi grew up near the ocean on Long Island, NY, in a large extended Italian-American family. She has worked with children for the last fifteen years in many capacities, which has included teaching preschool, yoga, and art-making. She brings with her degrees in Psychology, Early Childhood Education, and a Master's in Education, as well a few yoga certifications. She is passionate about social justice, and wishes to always create spaces where people feel like they belong and where they feel safe to challenge the status quo. After teaching for many years in Western MA, she moved to Maine in 2017 to be closer to her family and the ocean again. Here she embarked on work in both private and federally funded early childhood programs, most recently having managed a Head Start Center for the last three years in Portland. She is happiest on a beach, on a train, at a concert, or with her family. She loves rainbow cookies, kittens, and lists, and dislikes preconceived notions, jumping to conclusions, and peanut butter. She believes the way to make meaningful change is by investing in relationships in our local communities, and by being generous in spirit to one another. She hopes to meet you soon!
Office Coordinator 
Cara Olfene
Cara Olfene
Ph: 207-865-6171 x321
E: olfenec@rsu5.org
17 West Street - Freeport
Cara Olfene joined the Community Programs team in October 2020. She 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. She and her husband currently reside in the town of Gray. When Cara isn't in the office, you can find her with friends playing a rousing game of cribbage, or demolishing the competition at the nearest trivia night spot. She enjoys softball, disc golf, hiking, walking the beaches year-round, and pretending to be on *Chopped* while making dinner.


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