Principal







Meet Mrs. Riley


Tell us about yourself:

I grew up in Cushing. I attended Cushing Consolidated School (now called Cushing Community School) from kindergarten through sixth grade. I attended Thomaston Grammar School for seventh and eighth grade. I graduated from Georges Valley High School in 1994. After graduation, I attended Elmira College in Elmira, New York. I graduated with my Bachelors in Education, with a concentration in mathematics, in 1998. 

 

That same year I began teaching math and social studies to eighth grade students at Thomaston Grammar School. I remained at Thomaston Grammar School teaching the eighth grade for the next thirteen years. I taught math every year, and some years I also taught social studies or English. While there I earned my Masters in Education from UMaine Orono in 2002 and my Certificate of Advance Study (CAS) in Educational Leadership in 2009. I was a team leader there for ten years and head teacher for seven years. I served on a variety of committees over the years and was the Math Counts math team coach for twelve of those years. And I served on the Transition Advisory Group (TAG). 

 

When the eighth grade left Thomaston Grammar School, I transferred to Oceanside West. There I continued to teach math to eighth graders for the next two years. I also served as team leader, curriculum lead, math team coach, and NEASC accreditation chairperson. 

 

I wanted to make the move to administration but wanted to remain in the district that I love. I was thrilled when this position opened, and even more thrilled when I was chosen for the position. I am proud to be the principal the Thomaston GrammarSchool. We have excellent teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members who support education in this great community.

 

I reside in Thomaston with my husband, Shane, and my two sons, Evan, age 9, and Liam, age 7. When I am not at school, I am spending time with my wonderful family.

 

If at any time you would like to discuss concerns with me, hear about what is happening in the school, or share good news to about the school, I am happy to talk with you. You can e-mail me at ariley@rsu13.org, or call me at 354-6353 to have a phone conversation or to arrange for a time to meet in person.