The Bay School

Blue Hill, ME

Who We Are

The Bay School is an independent, non-profit corporation under the governance of a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. The School Director oversees all aspects of day-to-day operations at the school, and serves as the school’s admissions officer. The Faculty carries the full responsibility for the pedagogical program and works in partnership with the Administration to consider all aspects of school life. The Faculty Chair serves as point person for the faculty with the board and school community.

Classroom Teachers

  • Faculty Chair Kristy Cunnane, Lower Grades Class Teacher
  • Ian Chittenden, Upper Grades Class Teacher
  • Paul Kelly, 1st Grade Class Teacher
  • Scott Springer, Upper Grades Class Teacher
  • Bethany Woods,  Lower Grades Class Teacher

Early Childhood Program

  • Margot Entwisle, Lead Assistant Teacher
  • Kasha Haggarty, Lead Teacher
  • Moira McMahon, Afternoon Kindercare


Linden TreeSpecialty Teachers

  • Elizabeth Wastler Bruno, Mathematics & Librarian
  • Quatie Bryan, Educational Support Coordinator
  • Meg Chittenden, Music
  • Ruth Fiske, Handworks
  • Melissa Greene, Teaching Artist, Practical Arts, claywork
  • Heather Jones, Agricultural Arts
  • Moira McMahon, Theater Arts
  • Bob Slayton, Movement and Games, Practical Arts
  • Joanne Steenberg, Mathematics
  • Alex Vara, Handworks Assistant
  • Eric Ziner, Teaching Artist, Practical Arts, ironwork



  • Marcia Diamond, School Director
  • Catherine Moore, Business Manager
  • Katharine Fodnaess, School Nurse
  • Bill Gray, Facilities Manager
  • Betsy Lieser, Secretary
  • Paul Staples, Maintenance
  • Nancy White, Development Director


The 2016-17 Board of Directors

  • John Burns, Chair
  • Mary Pat Champeau, Vice-Chair
  • Terry Moulton, Treasurer
  • Justin Bennett,  Secretary
  • Nancy Crowe
  • Abby Dunham
  • Jan Emlen, Honorary Trustee
  • Brinley Hall
  • Lane Lucas
  • Kristy Cunnane, Faculty Chair
  • Clara Rutenbeck, PA Co-Chair
  • Marcia Diamond,  Director
Bay School
P.O. Box 950 • 17 Bay School Drive
Blue Hill, Maine 04614
207.374.2187 •