Islesboro Preschool, incorporated in 1981 as a non-profit 501c3, is licensed by the State of Maine, and complies with all the standards put out by the Department of Health and Human Services. Its operation is governed by a Board of Directors and an Executive Director. Each class is taught by a teacher with an appropriate degree.

Our board meets quarterly, and we annually vote on new board members as needed. All families who are registered in our programs are considered members of the corporation and have one vote per family. The By-Laws of the corporation are available in the Director’s office.

IPS advertises in the public media. Children are admitted regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, or religion. The IPS complies with the American with Disabilities Act. It will work with agencies and families to support children with special needs.

Having a vibrant Pre-School makes Islesboro and even more desirable place to live and raise a family, enhancing island vitality.
Bruce Claflin

Former Board Chair


Lexy Martinez

Executive Director

sara babbidge

Board Member


Board Member

Bonnie Mackenzie

Board Member

laura graf

Chair of the Board

Cate Blackford

Board Member

Nina Houghton

Board Member

craig olson

Board Member

Natasha stevens

Board Member

Kerry Claflin

Treasurer, Board Member

Karen Betts

Executive Committee, Board Member

Devan Landry

Board Member

Merry alderman ritsch

Board Member

Nancy Wuori

Board Member, Former Executive Director

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