I have a Master's in Education from St Joseph's College, a BA in Social Work, and I am licensed in ABA therapy. I am also currently working on my Doctorate of Education ((EdD). I am also trained in Lindamood Bell and Orton Gillingham's teaching techniques.
I founded the WHILDE Method in 2012 because I believe in Personalized Learning and love helping young minds Learn and Grow and take risks while having fun at the same time.
As a teacher at both Public and Private Schools, I could not make the kind of difference that I wanted to with my students; so after tutoring for many years, I set out on my own.
Over the years, I created the WHILDE Method Blueprint designed to discover how my Students learn, their personal attributes, and their Executive Function Skills. I then apply what I learn to the way I teach and the curriculum I develop. My approach is effective and is proven to work because it allows for positive long-term change, including personal growth and development among my students.
I have worked with students with behavioral or developmental learning delays. I believe that a Student-Centered approach toward learning, building an individualized curriculum for each student's lesson based on their learning style, is the best approach to teaching and Coaching.
When I am not teaching, I spend time at home on a Casco Bay Island with my four daughters and wonderful husband.
I have worked in the special education setting in both public and private schools in Maine and Connecticut. During this time, I have gained rich and valuable experience from the students and educators with whom I had the pleasure to work and learn.
I graduated in 2020 from USM with a B.A in Social and Behavioral sciences. Most recently, I received an M.S. in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at USM.
I have supported many students with different needs and require different levels or types of intervention. I am passionate about building supportive teacher-student relationships where students feel empowered to learn, grow, work hard, and have fun.
A child's strengths, interests, and needs should be a top consideration for their teacher when creating meaningful programming. I believe that learning is a lifelong pursuit, and my students teach me something every day!
When I am not working with students, you can find me reading on the beach, skiing with my family and friends, playing with the goofy black lab, Otis, or enjoying the Maine outdoors!
I received my Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation from The University of Maine in Farmington in 2000. While at UMF, I did an internship at Evergreen Behavioral Services as a Crisis Intervention Provider and earned my MHRT-C certification.
After graduation, I stayed as an employee in that position until 2014, when I relocated to the Cumberland area. Part of my time at Evergreen included a position at Western Maine Renaissance School as an Ed Tech/ Behavior support person for grades 5-12.
In this position, I was lucky enough to work closely with students in a small classroom setting, allowing for individualized instruction and support. My time at Evergreen also included work in schools in the surrounding districts in the role of crisis intervention, stabilization, and brief treatment as an MHRT-C.
Most recently, I worked as an Ed Tech at the Mable I Wilson school in their special education Behavior Program. Working closely with my students has allowed me to form rewarding relationships as they develop their learning styles and personalities and become their own individuals.
Outside of school, I enjoy anything outdoors - including snowboarding, mountain biking, swimming, and spending time with my horse and my husband and two daughters.
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst
- Certified K-8 Special Education Teacher
I received my B.S. in Special Education from the University of Maine, Farmington, in 1999. Before, during, and after college, I worked with children and adults with amazing strengths and abilities as well as various social, emotional, and behavioral needs in Maine in school and other settings. I am entering my 23rd year of teaching, which in behavior is almost unheard of – but I love it as much now as I did when I first started.
I earned my master's in Educational Leadership at the University of Southern Maine, with a self-designed concentration in positive behavior support. I then completed the certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at USM.
My husband and I have two wonderful daughters who are both in college. We spent many years on the sidelines for club and school soccer, basketball, track, lacrosse, and tennis. We understand the challenges faced by families with involved children!
For the last eight years, I have been employed as a Behavior Interventionist in the Brunswick School Department. Prior to that, I spent fifteen years in MSAD 75 as a Behavior Consultant.
I love working with students on problem-solving and calming skills in an individualized and engaging way.
When I'm not teaching, I can be found mini-golfing with my family, searching for thrift shop hidden treasures, reading a book, or spending time with my obsessively needy Great Dane.
I have a Master’s of Education from Antioch University New England and a BS in Education and Bible from Cairn University. I have over 25 years of experience teaching and leading in small private schools where I have had the privilege to work with learners from 3rd grade through adulthood. I am a life-long learner and am always looking for opportunities to share my passions for experiential learning, the outdoors, and literacy, as well as opportunities to help others develop and share their own passions. One of my favorite experiences as an educator is to see a student gain confidence and meet with success in their learning and development as a whole person.
I grew up in the woods of Maine, living in southern Maine and spending summers at my family’s camp on a lake in northern Maine. As the child of two teachers, I developed a love of learning and the environment and history of our beautiful state. Time spent out of state, first for college and then teaching upper elementary and middle school in small private schools in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, deepened my love for Maine and provided valuable training and practice in experiential education. I returned home to Maine in 2011 to be near family and serve as Head of High School and Humanities teacher at Windham Christian Academy. My desire to create engaging learning experiences led me to earn a Master of Education in Problem-Based Learning and Critical Skills from Antioch University, New England, in 2018. In 2020, my love of being on the water and helping others get on the water inspired me to become a Registered Maine Guide.
Most recently, I served as the Community-Based Learning Coordinator at Harpswell Coastal Academy, where I established and maintained relationships with community partners to support experiential learning as well as taught career development and supervised internships for high school students.
Outside of school, I can be found buried in a book, snuggling my cat, skiing with my niece and nephews, wandering in the woods, or in my kayak.
I currently hold a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Maine at Farmington. Recently, I have continued my education through online courses provided by Hillsdale College and Ralston College.
I am lucky enough to have the most amazing son and Fiancé. When I am not exploring the wonders of life with my family, you can find me jamming at various venues with my band.
The origin of our word “education” derives from the definitions: “to bring forth” and “to bring up.” My goal has always been to bring forth the necessary knowledge that will intrinsically bring up the overall quality and trajectory of the student's life, in all aspects
Being truly open to understanding each student's perspective and personalizing my approach with them so they feel respected, listened to, and understood helps create an environment where students can reach their utmost potential – not only as sovereign individuals but as cohesive group members as well.
I hope to kindly illuminate your child in a way that will glow passionately through the streets, spreading the fire of education for all to see.
My name is Roosevelt Boone, and it brings me great joy to join the WHILDE Method team!
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., I am joining WHILDE from Bowdoin College, where I serve as Senior Class Dean. My professional experience prior to Bowdoin includes a five-year stint at the NCAA Division I level as a college football coach and administrator, mentoring student-athletes in positive decision-making, time management, accountability, and academic success.
In my most recent role as Director of Player Engagement, Rutgers University Football, I delivered the Life Beyond the Game program to prepare student-athletes for life after sport. In this role, I developed innovative methods for educating student-athletes on their development in leadership, character, and career.
I look forward to offering the same support to each of you as a WHILDE Method student.
Over the past decade, in concert with my mother, Alice Boone, I have sustained the Strong Mind – Strong Body, Inc. (SMSB, Inc.) a non-profit organization. SMSB aims to restore impoverished communities through youth summer programs, job readiness training, and Veteran-centric services. The organization's inception occurred at the University of Maine when I entered my senior year as a Black Bear football team member.
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, a Master of Science in Human Development, and a Master of Education in Kinesiology, all from the University of Maine. While at Maine, I aided in coordinating the Black Bear Mentor program, which coupled University of Maine students with local middle and elementary school students from vulnerable backgrounds.
My passion lies in helping those who cannot return the favor!
In 2013 I received my B.S. in Middle Childhood Education, with a concentration in Middle School Mathematics & Social Studies from Ohio University. After college, I moved directly to Maine and found my passion for teaching diverse learners as a 1:1 preschool Ed Tech at Easter Seals of Maine.
For the past 7 years, I have had the unique opportunity to provide 1:1 support for a student as an Ed Tech from 7th grade through his high school graduation.
Differentiating and individualizing curriculum for all subjects in both mainstream and special education settings has helped me build the skills and confidence to be an effective educator for all learners.
I feel lucky to have formed a lasting relationship with this student and his family, and I look forward to connecting with individual students on their learning journey in my new role at the WHILDE School.
I also have a passion for coaching and currently coach various middle school sports at Lincoln Middle School in Portland. During my free time, I enjoy playing volleyball, basketball, disc golf, and exploring the woods.
I am a recent graduate from the University of Maine Honors College with a B.A. in Physics and a minor in Mathematics.
During my time at the University of Maine, I worked as a Teaching Assistant, took part in the Maine Learning Assistant program, and took classes focusing on pedagogy in physics and math. I experienced firsthand the many struggles students face while tackling topics like these outside their comfort zones, namely believing that such subjects are impossible for them to ever learn adequately.
I soon developed a passion for teaching and helping students not only develop their competency in these areas but also, just as important, their confidence.
I love facilitating learning and am very excited to be working with WHILDE Holistic Educational Services! When not Coaching, I can be found playing or teaching guitar, going for runs, backpacking, rock climbing, coding, and enjoying Maine outdoors.