Meet the multiage teachers! 

Kristi Hardy- Gilson 

Kristi Hardy-Gilson is from the mid-coast area and attended Camden-Rockport High School. She lives in Lincolnville with her husband Douglas, and has two children, Jaclyn and  Trajan.

Kristi joined CRES in 1991 and began working with families, administrators and colleagues to create the K-2 primary multiage programAfter a 2-year program with the Midcoast-School Leadership Network Kristi pursued her graduate degree at UMO receiving a masters degree in educational leadership.



Megan Sady 

B.S. Elementary Education. Montana State University

M.S. Ed. Curriculum and Instructional Strategies. University of New England

I feel grateful to work in a community where I grew up. It has allowed me to extend our classroom projects to include various community members to deepen student understanding.

"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play."-Abraham Maslow

Amber Kennedy 

I graduated from Camden Hills Regional High School in 2010 prior to graduating from the University of Maine in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I returned to UMaine to complete my Master's Degree in Literacy Education and graduated in May of 2019.

Previously, I worked in another school district teaching Kindergarten before having the opportunity to come back to the Midcoast area in 2015. I have taught 3rd grade, 1st grade, and Title 1 Math Intervention here at CRES before joining the multiage team in 2023.

When I am not in the classroom, I can be found spending time outside with my son, husband, and our dog Blue. We enjoy biking, hiking, and gardening together. We love visiting our local libraries, farmer's market, and parks.

About the Multiage 

For the Child:

  Children can build relationships with the same teacher and classmates  over a period of years.

Children  help each other and learn from others on a daily basis in a sibling- like atmosphere.

Children can benefit from academic pacing of the curriculum over a three-year period.

Routines and expectations are familiar from one year to the next.

For the Teacher:

Know each child well and have a deeper understanding of the child’s strengths and needs.

Gain comprehensive knowledge of student abilities through ongoing assessment moving from year to year.

Familiarity with at least half of the children in the classroom each September.

Additional time to address the learning style and skill sets of each student.

An opportunity to create a cooperative, noncompetitive environment over a 3 year span.

Daily Schedule

7:50-8:15 Morning Meeting 


9:20-9:30- Snack

9:30-10:35 Literacy 

10:35-11:00 Lunch

11:00-11:45 Specials

11:50-12:40 Centers 

12:405-1:15 Recess

1:15-1:30 Quiet Time 

1:30-2:15 Flex Time 

2:20  Dismissal for students being picked up by parent

2:30 Bus dismissal for students riding the bus

Contact Information 

Kristi Hardy-Gilson 


Ext. 1237

Megan Dailey 


Ext. 1239

Amber Kennedy


Ext. 1233

Specials Classroom Contacts

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