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 an even more desirable place to live and raise a family, enhancing island vitality.

Bruce Claflin

Former Board Chair


lindsey govoni

Executive Director

sara babbidge

Board Member


Board Member


Board Member

Mary WIlder

Board Member

laura graf

Chair of the Board

Cate Blackford

Board Member

Nina Houghton

Board Member

craig olson

Executive Committee, Secretary

emily slocum pendleton

Board Member

Kerry Claflin

Executive Committee, Treasurer

Karen Betts

Executive Committee, Board Member

Merry alderman ritsch

Board Member

jane wherren

Board Member

Martina Albright

Board Member

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