Ms. Maria Libby
I grew up in Camden and attended the
Camden/Rockport schools from grades 5 to 12. I was quite active in sports
during my teenage years, playing field hockey, swimming, softball, baseball
(Babe Ruth!), and tennis. I
graduated as valedictorian from Camden Rockport High School in 1982 and went on
to Bowdoin College where I received my degree in Economics and Environmental
Studies. My career in education began
shortly after college as a math and science teacher at a private boarding
school in Colorado. That was followed by three years in a similar position at
Proctor Academy in New Hampshire.
After a few years in the environmental field and as a stay-at-home
mother, I returned to MSAD 28 as a math and science teacher at the Camden
Rockport Middle School in 1997. I
had settled into 7th grade math before earning my Masters in Educational
Leadership and becoming Assistant Principal in 2004. During the 2007-08 school
year, I became Principal, a job I thoroughly enjoy. Being principal is filled with variety, challenge, and the
opportunity to make a real difference.
I love interacting with and being surrounded by students all day. When I am not at work, I enjoy skiing,
kayaking, hiking, tennis, and boating with my two teenage sons.
Mr. Matthew Smith
Matt grew up in the in South London and attended the John Fisher School. At school Matt played as much sport (rugby and cricket) and did as much music (choirs and orchestra - he played violin) as possible. Matt graduated high school in 1998 and read Biology at the University of Nottingham. During his university days, Matt worked three summers at Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville, and developed a love of midcoast Maine. After graduating from college, Matt stayed at the same university and completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Education with a specialty in science education.
Matt then taught for a few years in the Nottingham area before beginning voyage of sub teaching while he tried to pursue a career playing music. After realizing that music was not for him, Matt went traveling through South America and worked for a while in New Zealand. After living in NZ, Matt returned to Tanglewood from 2006-2008 when he worked summer camp and school program seasons. Matt began working at CRMS in January 2009, covering Brad LaRoche's long-term absence.
Matt is in his fourth year as an administrator and enjoys the varied nature of his job. He loves being involved with the day-to-day running of the school particularly when it involves playing music at assemblies or throwing a rugby ball around at recess. Outside of school he plays soccer in a men's league and plays tennis when possible. He sings with the local chamber choir "VoXX" and performs with the band "Just Teachers".