Meet your 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Kim Raymond - Board Chair

School Counselor - Leroy H. Smith School in Winterport, Maine (Grades Pre-K - 4th)

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Passion: Creating new and fun ways to engage students in classroom lessons and educating young students about the importance of making all people feel welcome.  Kim hopes to inspire all students to recognize their leadership potential and know how much they truly matter everyday.

About Kim:  Kim was born and raised in Maine.  She has been working as a school counselor for 17 years and this is her 6th year on the MESCA Board!  Kim has experience at the elementary and middle school levels.    She's a huge Disney fan and also enjoys reading, writing and camping!  She loves exploring and having outdoor adventures with her family.

Jess Weatherbee - Board Assistant Chair

School Counselor - Manchester School in Windham, Maine (Grades 4th and 5th)

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Passion: Promoting school counseling leadership and supporting the growth of positive self-esteem among her students.

About Jess:  Jess is a life-long Mainer who attended the University of Southern Maine for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Jess enjoys doing anything outside in this beautiful state with her dog Boston, traveling to new places, cooking a great meal and reading for pleasure.

Nicole Breton - Board Member - Conference Committee Co-Chair

School Counselor - Waterboro Elementary School in Waterboro, Maine (Grades PreK-5th)

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School Counseling Passion - advocating for the social and emotional development of all children.

About Nicole - Nicole grew up in California and graduated from Ledyard School, CT. From there, she attended college in Massachusetts; Curry College and went on to get her Masters at Cambridge College where she met her then-to-be husband and moved to Maine to start her career and family.  Nicole has two wonderful children, Wyatt (9) and Sydney (7) that keep she and her husband busy with all of their activities. Another huge piece of Nicole's life is their family dog, a chocolate lab mix named Cleopatra.  She provides endless entertainment and cuddles!

Andrew O'Connell Shevenell - Board Member - Government Relations and Ethics Committee Co-Chair

School Counselor - Gray - New Gloucester Middle School in Gray, Maine (Grades 5th-8th)

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Passion - Promoting and supporting the work of School Counselors to help students live engaged, intentional lives.

About Andrew - Andrew, also know as Shev, is a lifelong Mainer who enjoys making memories for his family, golf, big ideas, and dad jokes that fill a room with groans and head-shaking...and a few chuckles as well. 

Kelly Wright - Board Member - Conference Committee Co-Chair

School Counselor - Kennebunk Elementary School in Kennebunk, Maine (Grades 1st-2nd)

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Passion - Creating a school culture that is inclusive and supportive of all students.

About Kelly - Kelly was born and raised in Central Maine.  She moved to the southern Maine area in 2018.  Kelly has worked in education for 20 years with 14 of those years serving as a school counselor.  Kelly enjoys hiking, paddling and any activity that brings her outside!

Scott Harris - Board Member - Chair of the Awards Committee

School Counselor - Scarborough High School in Scarborough, Maine (Senior Placement Counselor)

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Passion - Supporting students to figure out their next steps after high school.

About Scott - Born and raised in Maine, Scott took a few years away to try out Vermont before running back.  You can find him near or on the water during his free time, puttering, and buying books that he is going to get around to reading...eventually.


Anne Baltren - Board Member

School Counselor - Reiche Community School in Portland, Maine (Grades K-5th)

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About Anne -  Anne has been a school counselor since 2013.   She began her career in urban education in Washington, DC and earned her Master's degree in School Counseling from The George Washington University.  Anne has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Fordham University.   Anne loves to read, learn new things and has earned several designations from ASCA including, most recently, Trauma and Crisis Management specialist.  Anne is also a certified Wellness and SEL facilitator and Yoga teacher.  When she is not at school, or reading about counseling, she enjoys the beach, reading novels, and hanging out with her dog, Chuck.

Rebecca Edelman - Board Member

School Counselor Educator - Husson University

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About Rebecca - Rebecca is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School Counseling Program at Husson University.  She obtained her doctorate from the University of Wyoming in Counselor Education and Supervision and her MA in Counseling from Wake Forest University with a focus on school counseling.  Previously, she has worked in school settings in North Carolina and in Wyoming where she is a licensed school counselor.  Her research areas relate to school counselor development, inclusion, social justice, and Deaf culture in schools.  Rebecca is a very proud dog mom and enjoys hiking and nature photography.   

Kristin Weaver Tlili - Board Member

School Counselor - Fairmount School in Bangor, Maine (Grades 4th and 5th)

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Passion - Advocating for students, staff, and school counseling professionals at the local, state and national levels.

About Kristin - Kristin is the mother of one grown son (19) and one son in his senior year (17).  Kristin was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her oldest son is a Bengals fan (which can finally be a source of pride) and her youngest is a Patriots fan.  Kristin cheers for both!  Kristin moved to Boston after finishing her Master's in Counseling, made her way to Maine and created a life in Bangor.  She earned her CAS in Counseling from USM.  She and her family love being outside; hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, skiing, gardening, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.  She and her partner Sean are working hard on their camp.  The family can also be found watching football and basketball games.  Kristin is entering her 31st year as an educator.  She loves this career because no 2 days are ever the same.  Kristin has worked with every level from elementary to college to adult education, as well as very diverse settings from inner-city Cincinnati to a wealthy suburb of Boston and the diversity of Salem, MA and Bangor, ME.  The Fairmount Staff are among the finest group of dedicated educators and she feels lucky everyday to be among them. 

Michelle Carr - Husson Representative for MESCA

School Counseling Graduate Student - Husson University

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Passion - Creating clever ways to foster learning for the child that does not learn in a traditional setting.  Inspiring children to persevere through the 'not yets' of life to grow and develop into their most significant potential.

About Michelle - Michelle is up for the challenge of being the bridge between Husson University students and MESCA professionals.  Michelle has lived her entire life in Maine.  She and her husband have been sharing their lives together for over thirty years while raising their two daughters in central Maine.  Michelle has been teaching for thirt years, with the last twenty-four educating the students in Pittsfield schools.  Michelle earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine at Farmington.  She has a Master of Education in Leadership from the University of Maine.  When her last daughter went off to college, Michelle decided to earn a second master's degree in school counseling.  Since 1994, Michelle has enjoyed volunteering her time GS Troop Leader and Trip Leader for the Girl Scouts of Maine.  Adventure Therapy is a huge interest for her, and she strives to incorporate components into group work in the school setting.  Michelle and her family love the outdoors - camping, hiking, kayaking, and traveling to sporting events. 

Maine School Counselor Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 92 Biddeford, Maine 04005

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