I have owned the school since April 2013. I schooled my own children beginning in 1991: Sarah has a PhD, my son Seth has a full-time career in the United States Army, and my daughter Rachel, has an MA in Counter Terrorism.
I love children and love enabling them to gain the confidence to learn.Interests
I love learning! Each day is a new opportunity to grow a little more, gain insights into a new topic or simply observe and soak it all in! The more I learn, the more I get excited about new possibilities! To truly enjoy life is to be ravenous about learning more!Interests
Teaching business people the principles of
I absolutely love history and international politics! I also enjoy anything outdoors like hiking, fishing, horseback riding or winter sports. I have three cats and most likely the students will end up meeting them during our classes because my cats love to walk on the computer. I truly enjoy teaching and look forward to seeing the students excel in their education.Interests
Colby Cormier is a game developer from New Gloucester, Maine. He was self-taught from around 2016 until 2021, when he began studying for a degree in Game Design and Development at Rochester Institute of Technology. Other than games, he enjoys animation, drawing, and adding cats to projects where ever possible.
Game Development with Game Maker Studio: "This course will introduce concepts and practices involved with video game development, such as game programming, game art, and game design theory through the free program Game Maker Studio 2. Students will learn to apply concepts from class to their own work, and produce playable game projects.This course will also cover a general overview of the history of game development, and its evolution."
2D Animation: "This course will offer an introduction and overview of the process of producing 2D animations by hand, and introducing techniques of the 12 Principles of Animation, such as squash and stretch, staging, and exaggeration, which will be applied to various practical animations throughout the course. Students will also cover the history of animation, and its techniques, and review them by studying animations from throughout the decades."
I have been teaching Spanish in public high schools for 27 years. I gained proficiency in the Spanish language during a two year stay in Colombia after college and has a certificate of Spanish study from the Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia in 2014. I live in Poland, Maine with my wife of 25 years, Beth, my 17-year old son, Gabe, and Lexi, our 9.25 pound Mini Dachshund.
Gabe is heading off to Thomas College in the fall where he will study Elementary Education. My family and I are huge fans of baseball and spend as much time watching and talking about baseball as possible.Interests
Since 2012, I have taken 3 groups of students to Guatemala City to work with the children of the families of the dump and to support the work of Safe Passage. I am thrilled to be planning for the fourth groups that will travel again in 2020. Find more information about Safe Passage here: https://www.safepassage.org/
Jo Meurer has been a math teacher for almost 30 years. We are so very pleased to have her as part of
My philosophy of education is pretty basic. Encourage the student to discuss personal interests and goals and then honor the student by working with those interests and towards those goals. It's also important for me to spend time with the parents discussing not only possible concerns, but what they see as strength areas in their child. When we work as a team, the student grows and is honored for his/her individuality.Interests
I am a professional photographer, currently specializing in newborn photography, as well as high school senior photography. I have a photography studio in Windham, Maine, where I teach high school students and aspiring photographers the intricate workings of lighting, composition, design elements, and the art of creating a dynamic image. I studied photography at McIntosh college in Dover, NH. After graduating in 2006, I immersed myself in the field; working as a freelance photographer, photo editor & graphic designer. I also worked in a fine art gallery as a photography curator, where I had the opportunity to work with art of photography masters. This further sharpened my eye for excellent photography, and inspired me to pursue portraiture and abstraction in addition to my commercial work. I currently spend most of my photographing hours in local hospitals, creating a photojournalistic story of baby's first day. Photojournalism became my new passion when I was given the opportunity to photograph a specific people group in Ethiopia in 2016. I returned in 2017 to further this work, to bring awareness to certain issues, and also to follow up with the wonderful people I had first photographed in 2016. I plan to continue this work in 2019.Interests
My photography course is fun and in a relaxed atmosphere. We cover a lot of material, but also get to play with light, and experiment quite a bit. I allow students to direct the focus of the course, depending on their specific interest (portraiture, fine art, documentary, sport photography, etc) I encourage students by critiquing their work, and I welcome students to critique each other’s work in a way that foster’s growth and improvement. I also promote the importance of studying the masters and other prominent photographers of today.
Jamie is a classically trained portrait artist, born and raised in New England. She is married and has two boys who are 11 and 14.
Hello I’m Bernie! I’m passionate about creating, and performing music and in theater. When I’m not teaching you will find me on stage in a community theater production or playing bass in a local band. I enjoy reading mystery novels especially Agatha Christie. I embrace the challenge of thinking out side the box and finding new and exciting ways to create a strong foundation for learning !
Medical Assistant Certificate, Seacoast Career School 2008
I have worked in education for almost 20 years, first working at Royal Academy from 1995-1997, then homeschooling my two daughters for 13 years. I began working again at Royal Academy in 2014. I have enjoyed teaching a variety of writing, literature, and history courses and serving as a supervisory teacher, providing curriculum counseling, individualized achievement testing, and college and career counseling.Interests
Sarah Tajonera has joined our RAE faculty as a dance and art instructor. She is the daughter of Bern and Julie Tajonera and is currently attending Dean College in Boston, MA. Sarah has been dancing for years and is an incredible artist.
Dance at Dean College, Boston
I have a Masters of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from New England College and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from Anna Maria College. I have two certifications, one in Elementary Education and the other in General Special Education. My experience has included a wide variety of teaching and educational leadership roles including Teacher; Adjunct Instructor for a graduate education online program; Homeschool Consultant; Homeschool Teacher for 2 of my 6 sons; Curriculum and Instruction specialist at an approved, private special education middle and high school; Title I Teacher; and Teaching Principal.