Program Instructors

Dave

David Beane
New Media

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: beaned@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Bachelor Science in Mass Communication – Emerson College 

Professional Credentials:
Professional Video Production 

Professional Experience:
PATHS New Media (12 years)
Freelance Producer, Videographer, Editor (12 years)
Senior Producer, WCSH6, Portland, ME (6 years)
Production/Operations Manager, WMTW8, Auburn, ME (6 years)
Producer/Director, WGME13, Portland, ME (4 years)
Associate Producer, Honeywell Electro Optics Div., Wilmington, MA (1 year)
Production & Engineering Departments, WLBZ2, Bangor, ME (4 years)



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John

John Carmichael
Auto Tech I

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: carmij@portlandschools.org
Website: http://blogs.portlandschools.org/carmij/home/

Formal Education:
Associates in Automotive Technology – Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute
Bachelor of Science in Vocational Education – University of Southern Maine

Professional Credentials:
ASE Certified
Valvoline Teacher of the Year (6 times)
Toyota Dedicated Instructor, 1990’s
Phil Larou Memorial Award, 1999
Golden Apple Award from Governor Baldacci, 2004
Skills USA Advisor
NTHS Advisor

Professional Experience:
PATHS Automotive Technology (26 years)
Adjunct Automotive Instructor, CMCC
Automotive Youth Education (AYES) Instructor



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Phil

Philip Divinsky
Food Service

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: divinp@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Queensboro Community College
University of Southern Maine
University of New England 

Professional Experience:
PATHS Fast Foods (1993 – present)
Dining Room Manager – Walter’s, Portland, Maine
Waiter – Bayview Street Garage, Camden, Maine
Manager – Whole Earth Café – Denver, Colorado 



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Mike

Michael Edgbert
Automotive Collision

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Emailedgbem@portlandschools.org

Professional Credentials:

CHRC Approval K-12

 I-Car Paint & Refinishing Platinum Pro Level and

I-CAR Platinum Pro level 2 Paint and refinishing
I-CAR Platinum Pro Level 2 Non-structural

I-Car Steel MIG Welding Instructor

Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Paint Refinishing

ASE: Non Structural Analysis Damage Repair

ASE: Structural Analysis & Damage Repair



Professional Experience:
30 years of industry experience
Owner of Mike's Automotive Refinishing



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Paul

Paul Fearon
Auto Tech II

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: fearop@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Associates in Applied Science, Central Maine Community College, (Ford Asset Program)
PATHS Graduate Automotive Technology Program

Professional Credentials:
Automotive Service Excellence Certified 
Ford Senior Master Technician Certification
Winner of Maine State Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills Competition

Professional Experience:
12 years automotive technician local car dealerships



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Mark

Mark Hannibal
Culinary

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: hannim@portlandschools.org



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Lisa

Lisa Hicks
Dance

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: hicksl@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Bachelor of Science in Community Development, minor in Dance – University of New Hampshire

Professional Experience:
PATHS Dance
Guest Artist (Bates College, Bowdoin College, University of Maine, et. al.)
New Dance Studio (own studio offering classes in modern dance techniques)
Ram Island Dance Company (under the direction of Daniel McCusker; Randy James;
and Berg, Jones, and Sarvis)



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Ed

Ed Huggins
Plumbing & Heating

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: huggie@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Plumbing & Heating Diplona – Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute
Applied Technology Education Degree Applicant – University of Southern Maine 

Professional Credentials:
State of Maine Master Plumber
State of Maine Journeyman Oilburnerman
National Oilburner Research Alliance Silver Certificate/Instructor
NCCER Certified Instructor HVAC, Plumbing, Core Curriculum 

Professional Experience:
PATHS Plumbing & Heating (9 years)
Residential/Commercial Plumbing, Heating, and Maintenance (21 years)
Building Trades – Carpentry, Iron Work, Roofing, Pipe Installation (6 years)



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Jill

Jill Irving
Woodworking

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: irvinj@portlandschools.org
Websitehttp://blogs.portlandschools.org/woodworking

Formal Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Education/Art – SUNY Potsdam-NY
Masters Abilities and Disabilities- (on going) University of Southern Maine 

Professional Credentials:
Endorsement 865:  Secondary Career and Technical Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Endorsement 282:  Secondary Teacher of Children with Disabilities
Endorsement 881:  Vocational Teacher of Hospitality
Endorsement 020:  Teacher of General Elementary Education

Professional Experience:
PATHS Greenhouse and Gardens
PATHS Exploring Applied Technology 
PATHS Hospitality
Educational Technician III 
Art Teacher - Aucocisco Cape Elizabeth
VSA arts of Maine Program Coordinator



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Frank

Frank Kehoe
Carpentry

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: kehoef@portlandschools.org
Website: http://blogs.portlandschools.org/carpentry/

Formal Education:
Comprehensive Study of Carpentry – Northeast Regional Vocational School
Bachelor of Science in Applied Technology Education – University of Southern Maine

Professional Credentials:
Massachusetts Construction Supervisor License
Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer

Professional Experience:
PATHS Carpentry
Educational Technician, PATHS
Field Supervisor, Windham Millwork Company
DeAngelis Plumbing & Heating
President, Andover Kitchen & Bath Center
President, Northshore Improvement Corporation
Owner, Kehoe Construction
Habitat for Humanity
Odyssey of the Mind
University of Southern Maine Peer Advising



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Tim

Timothy Lippert
Manufacturing Technology

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: lippet@portlandschools.org

Formal Education
Outside Machinist Apprenticeship--Bath Iron Works
Associate Degree in Shipbuilding Technology--Maine Maritime Academy
Bachelors Degree in Psychology--Earlham College
Masters Degree in Education--University of Southern Maine

Technical Experience:
Custom Cutting Tool, Wiscasset, Maine--11 years
Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine--21 years

Educational Experience
English Language Learner Assessment--Speaking, Reading, Writing, Listening--5 years
ELL Reading and Writing at Portland High School and Lincoln Middle School--2 years
Precision Machining and Manufacturing Technology at PATHS--2 years



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Diane

Diane Manzi
Commercial Art

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: manzid@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Masters in Art Education 

Professional Experience:
PATHS Commercial Art (10 years)
Commercial Art Instructor – New York, California, New Jersey, Maine (34 years)
Owner of Wear-Art (15 years)
Co-Chair and Board Member of Designing Women (10 years)



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Bill

Bill Presby
Welding Technology / Blacksmithing Basics

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: presbb@portlandschools.org
Website: http://staff.portlandschools.org/presbb/

Formal Education:
Architectural Drafting – Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute
Continuing Education Program – University of Southern Maine 

Professional Credentials:
Professional Teacher 9-12-836
CHRC Approval K-12
Para. 01 Authorization K-12 (021, 022)
2” – Tube  Welder Certification; P-1 through P-11 and P4X
            Unlimited Thickness G.T.A.W.
6G - 6” – Pipe Welder Certification P-1 through P-11 and P4X
            2  7/8” Diameter Pipe Thru Unlimited Thickness S.M.A.W.
6G - 6” – Pipe Welder Certification P-1 through P-11 and P4X
            G.T.A.W.  X2 = .312
            S.M.A.W.  X2 = 1.416 Unlimited
6G - 2” – Tube Welder Certification P-1 through P-11 and P4X
            G.T.A.W.  X2 = .250
            S.M.A.W.  X2 = .186
6G - 5” – Pipe Welder Certification P-1 to P-1
            G.T.A.W.  6010 Root
            S.M.A.W.  7018 to Cover
Department of Transportation A.W.S. Structural Steel Certification D1-1
            3/4" Limited #1342

Professional Experience:
PATHS Welding Technology & Blacksmithing Basics (16 years)
Mechanical Floor Educational Technician – PATHS (2.5 years)
Certified Structural Steel / Pipe Welder (25+ years)



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Amber

Amber Richard
Health Science Careers

Phone: 874-8165
Fax: 874-8170
Email: Richaa@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
Registered Nurse

Professional Experience:
PATHS Health Science Careers
Registered Nurse


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Eva

Eva Rodd
Early Childhood Occupations

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: roddev@portlandschools.org 

Formal Education:
State University of New York at Purchase-Bachelor's Degree in Social Science
Manhattanville College- Elementary Education Certification
College of New Rochelle-Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education

Professional Credentials:
Vocationally Certified Full Time Instructor

Professional Experience:
Director of Catherine Morrill Day Nursery in Portland
Education Specialist at Child Care Connections in Scarborough
Director of Brailsford School in North Yarmouth
Teacher/Program Coordinator of Little Angels Child Care Center in Rye, New York



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martha

Mike Del Smith
Marine Systems

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Emailsmithmi@portlandschools.org



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Vicky

Victoria Stubbs
Music

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: stubbv@portlandschools.org 

Formal Education:
Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance – University of Southern Maine
Master of Music in Piano Performance, Accompanying – University of Southern California

Professional Credentials:
Vocationally Certified Full-time Instructor – Visual and Performing Arts
Certified Instructor of the Yamaha Education Method 

Professional Experience:
PATHS Music (10 years)
Choral Music Teaching at Private Schools
Private Music Lessons
Professional Accompanist
Music Director and Conductor



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Kathy

Kathy Tarpo
Landscapes & Gardens

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: tarpok@portlandschools.org

Formal Education:
BS Purdue University
MS University of Southern Maine

Professional Experience:
Science Teacher- Auccisico 

Garden/Greenhouse Landscape Experience:
Ram Island Farm- Cape Elizabeth, ME

Maine Teaching Certifications:
Life Science
Physical Science
Special Education



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Matt

Matt Wentworth
Masonry

Phone: (207) 874-8165
Email: wentwm@portlandschools.org

Professional Credentials:
Brick, Block, Stone, Concrete Certification
Forklift license trainer
NCCER Certified Instructor
NECMA Member 

Professional Experience:
PATHS Masonry (6 years)
Site Supervisor (20 years)
Mason (23 years)