Meet The Committee

Kelley Drisko has provided library services at Gilbert School in Augusta for over 15 years. She has a teaching certificate in language arts and social studies, and taught high school English for many years.

Teresa Holyoke once taught in a two-room schoolhouse, and now works at the largest elementary school in the state. She has taught at every grade level K-8 except grade two. She was a classroom teacher for 23 years before earning her MLIS from Florida State University, and becoming the librarian at Brewer Community School.

Carey Johnson received her degree in English from Northeastern University and her Masters in Children's Literature from Simmons College. She currently teaches fifth grade at CK Burns School in Saco. A member of SCBWI, she loves the art of the picture book and teaching units about Caldecott Award winners. Twitter: @careyjo7.

Debbie Meservey received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 1997 and her CAS in Literacy from USM in 2011. She was the first librarian of the Liberty (Maine) Public Library. She’s been in the K-4 library at Camden-Rockport Elementary school since 1993, as the library aide for a few years before becoming the librarian.

Mary Moreno started as a biologist, with a BA from Colby College and a MS from University of Maine. Then she changed her mind and decided to become a librarian, getting a MLIS from UWM. Mary lives in Gorham and has worked at Baxter Memorial Library and for the past 4 years at Village Elementary School as a library Ed Tech. This fall Mary is starting a new position as the librarian at Yarmouth Elementary School.

Gina Moulton has been working as the Library Ed Tech for the past fourteen years at Minot Consolidated School. She has a BS in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys sharing her love of books with her students!

Michelle Reesman is a kindergarten teacher at Old Town Elementary school and has also taught 3rd grade. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.S. in Literacy, both from the University of Maine. She is currently working on her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of North Texas.

Kathy Stevens emigrated from England in 1966 and settled first in Biddeford and then Saco. She holds a B.S. in library science from UMA and an MLIS from Drexel University. She has worked as a library Ed Tech at Saco Middle School. She has now retired as the Youth Services Librarian at Baxter Memorial Library in Gorham.

Jane Wellman-Little is a full-time lecturer in the College of Education and Human Development, University of Maine, Orono, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in children's literature, picture book art, reading, and literacy. She is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Literature Assembly, Maine Reading Association, and is currently the Vice-President of the New England Reading Association.

Lynn Young is currently librarian for the Mabel I. Wilson School in Cumberland. She has a B.S. in Child Development, having taught elementary grades in Maine and Vermont. She previously worked as a Training Specialist for L.L. Bean.