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BOARD

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Tim Stanley

    Tim was raised in Southwest Harbor and has a long family heritage in the Mount Desert Island Area.

 

    Tim studied history and political philosophy at the University of Maine and then pursued a juris doctorate at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland.

 

    Tim is currently practicing law with Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC in Ellsworth, where he assists clients with estate planning, probate matters, and trust administration.

 

    He and his wife Becca live in Ellsworth where they have recently grown their family with their first child, Sophia. 

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Gary Adams

    Gary retired as a senior executive in a publicly traded company and now lives full-time in Southwest Harbor, Maine, where he and his wife, Bigitt, are members of Southwest Harbor Congregational Church.  He has served on numerous non-profit boards and commissions, as well as private joint-venture boards.  Gary also is a former two-term California city councilman.

    He has an M.S. in engineering from U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. in civil engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.  He also completed the senior executive program at London Business School.

    Gary and BIrgitt have two adult sons, both of whom benefited from classical Christian education.

Administration

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Aaron Hanson

Headmaster, Dialectic Teacher

 

     Aaron has a B.A. in philosophy with a focus in epistemology (theory of knowledge).  He also holds a Th. M. in systematic theology. He has worked as a teacher in both private and secular settings, tutored in subjects from creative writing to calculus, and has taught both adults and children.  He desires to see every child grow in wisdom and wonder so as to mature into strong and humble adults in love with Christ.

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Janet DeBellis

Administrator/Admissions

    Janet grew up in southern New Jersey and studied architecture at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Before moving to Maine in 2005, she worked in the architectural field as an architectural designer and project manager. During her tenure at Mirus, she has worked as an administrative assistant and a Junior Kindergarten teacher before transitioning into a full-time administrator/admissions position. Janet lives on MDI with her husband Tony, and son Jack.

FACULTY

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Elizabeth MacDonald

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

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Anna Hanson

Director of Development, Kindergarten Teacher

    Anna has a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations, and a M. A. in Biblical Studies.  She served as the youth director at Southwest Harbor Congregational Church for ten years and as the Director of Women's Ministry.   Since the inception of Mirus in 2012, Anna has been intregal in the development of the school and making connections with local communities.  She lives in the area with her husband, Aaron and has four children.

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Anna Hanson

Kindergarten Teacher

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Stephanie Bradshaw

1st Grade Teacher

    Stephanie lives in Ellsworth with her husband, Matt, and her two sons. She graduated from F.M.M.C., in Florida, where she studied Biblical studies and theology.  Stephanie joined the Mirus community when her oldest son started Kindergarten and quickly fell in love with classical education.  She began volunteering and substitute teaching and then joined Mirus full-time as a first-grade teacher in 2021. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family or participating in local community theater.

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Lucy Hanson

2nd Grade Teacher/Art

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Demelza Ramirez

4th Grade Teacher

Demelza is a native of Ellsworth, Maine and has lived here all her life. She has worked as an assistant preschool teacher in YMCAs here in Maine; has worked with elementary and middle schoolers in after school and summer camp programs; and is on staff as co-leader of the catechesis program at Imago Dei Anglican Church in Bangor, Maine. She is also an adjunct at New England Bible College & Seminary in Bangor, Maine. She has an M.Div from NEBCS, and a BS in Professional Writing from Taylor University in Upland, IN. 

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Jason Loose

Upper School Science, Math, & HistoryTeacher

    Jason is from the Los Angeles area and studied Chinese language at Arizona State University and Nanjing University. Married to a New Englander, he moved to Maine in 2022 with his wife Jessica and daughter Margot. After nine years of teaching math, Chinese, and other subjects at his alma mater in California, he is happy to be working in classical education with the team at Mirus.

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Jeanie Gilpin

Mirus Cultural Advisor

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Amanda Kral

Physical Education Teacher

    Amanda grew up on Cape Cod and has a BA in History from Western New England University where she played softball and volleyball. She came to Maine in 2010 as an Island Institute AmeriCorps Fellow for the Deer Isle-Stonington community and met her husband through her service project. Amanda enjoys sharing her passion for healthy body movement with the students of Mirus. She lives on Little Deer Isle with her family.

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Gail Hackelberg

2nd Grade Teacher

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Matthew Corey

3rd Grade & Rhetoric Teacher

    Matt Corey grew up in Albion, Maine.  He graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in University Studies.  He has taught in many different settings and recently began serving as pastor of the Unity Union Church in Unity Maine.  Matt lives in Morrill with his wife Jenna, and their four children.

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Brooks Linde

5th & 6th Grade Teacher

  Brooks grew up in Florida and graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Political Science. He graduated with a Th. M. in OT.  There he met Colleen, a beautiful fellow student with a beautiful love for God. Brooks and Colleen have been married for nine years and have three children. Their family enjoys church fellowship, reading, and outdoor activities

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Rebecca Edmondson

Music Teacher

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Laurie Olson

Dialectic and Rhetoric Latin Teacher

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