Lisa Hogan, Director E-mail Classroom Phone: (207) 833-5102
Lisa brings almost 40 years of work within K-12 school settings, with 19 years teaching early elementary children at the West Harpswell Elementary School. Lisa also spent 9 years as a middle-level science teacher in a one to one laptop environment, and 8 years as a K-12 educational technology integration specialist collaborating with teachers as they designed and implemented the use of interactive technologies into lessons. As an instructional coach at the high school level, Lisa provided ongoing professional development to support teachers’ effective strategies for teaching and learning.
Lisa has also worked for the Educational Development Center on projects that supported the use of technology for teaching mathematics. Some of those projects included, Eliciting Mathematical Misconceptions Project, the Auburn School Department Research and Practice project focused on interactive technology in the early elementary mathematics classroom and professional development for mathematics teachers across Maine for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative Project.
Lisa is a wife and mother of two children, who enjoys hiking, gardening, baking, and traveling. You will often see Lisa working on amazing knitting projects
Debra Norton, Teacher (3 and 2-day programs)
Debra has been teaching at HCNS since 2011 and is well-known for her ability to upcycle just about anything into something useful and interesting! She specializes in the use of “Loose Parts” for classroom activities and experiments and encourages her classes to think inventively also. Deb’s natural curiosity about the world inspires children to think, question, and explore, and under her guidance, children learn the true skill of investigation. Deb is passionate about dramatic storytelling, imaginative play, and getting children to laugh. Her love of art extends beyond the preschool classrooms, and she regularly offers a mixed-media weekend art class to children in the local community. Debra grew up in Harpswell and attended the University of New Hampshire, where she earned a BA in Liberal Arts, with a double minor in Medieval History and Geography. She worked at the Child Development Center at the Brunswick Naval Air Station, serving as an Assistant Teacher then Lead Teacher with pre-schoolers and toddlers, and earning her early childhood credentials.
Debra lives in Cundy’s Harbor with her parents and has two fantastic children.
Marisa Ageer, Teacher (2-day program)
Originally from Scarborough, Maine, Marisa attended Portland Community College, and Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. She has been a camp counselor at Camp Ketcha, Scarborough, Maine, an after-school robotics teacher in Portland, Oregon, and a teacher shadow at Meadowbrook Waldorf School in Richmond, RI.
Marisa enjoys working with young children and is enthusiastic about outdoor activities.