Teacher Bios


Erin Demshar, Math 

Erin holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maine, Orono, and teaching certifications through the UMS. Erin is a Sugarloafer since 1990 and is looking forward to teaching right at the base of her favorite mountain. Erin resides in Carrabassett Valley with her husband and two twin girls who will be entering first grade this year.


Beth Hamblet, French 

Beth holds a BA in French from the University of Georgia and has pursued graduate studies at Plymouth State University. Beth's son Chad Hamblet graduated from CVA in 2018. Beth is looking forward to remaining part of the CVA community and living on campus as a dorm parent. 

David Koenig, Math and Director of Technology 

DavidDave teaches Pre-Calculus and Calculus and is the Director of Technology. Graduating from the University of Idaho, Dave earned a BS Degree in Geology in 1999 and joined CVA in 2000. Outside of class, Dave enjoys telemark skiing, biking, and time with family.  


Shelley Koenig, Science and Director of Student Academic Planning and Transitions

ShelleyShelley has taught Chemistry, Earth Science and Physical Science at CVA since 2000. She is also the Director of Student Academic Planning and Transitions. A graduate of Hamilton College, Shelley went on to earn a Master’s in Geochemistry-Petrology from the University of Idaho in 1999. Outside of class, Shelley loves running, telemark skiing, and being a mom.  

Karen Lanoue-Egan, Science and Director of Curriculum and Instruction

KarenKaren graduated from the University of Vermont and earned a Master’s Degree from Utah State University. She teaches Biology, Physics, 7th grade science and is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. In 2010 Karen was nominated for the Williams College Olmstead Prize for Excellence in Teaching.  

Lucas Milliken, English & History

KarenLucas teaches World Cultures, Western Civilization and US History and lives in Murfey Hall as a dorm parent on the younger boys' floor.  Lucas is a Native Mainer and a graduate of Burke Mountain Academy and Bates College, with a degree in Anthropology. Lucas most recently taught humanities at the Community School in Sun Valley, ID and also co-taught Honors U.S. History and AP U.S. History at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville, CO.  

Ainsley McClachrie, English & History



Bio coming soon 



Kristen J. Davis, Humanities, Western Civilization, and English

KristenKristen holds a BS in Psychology and an MA in Literature from Old Dominion University as well as a PhD in English from West Virginia University. She has taught writing, literature, and interdisciplinary courses since 2004, most recently at the University of Maine, Orono. A native Mainer, she is excited to reside near the mountain she skied and hiked in her youth. Outside of class, she especially enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, nature photography, dogs, and spending time with family.  

Jennifer Simmons, Spanish

JenniferJennifer holds a B.A in Spanish from the University of Maine at Orono with continuing education credits in both Spanish and German. She is state certified in Spanish and brings nine years of teaching experience to CVA. After her most recent position at Shead High School in Eastport, ME.  


Jenny Wiltse-McClure, Science & Math and College Counseling

KarenJenny teaches Environmental Science, Physical Science, Algebra I and team-teaches Physics.  Jenny is a long-time Carrabassett Valley resident who is a graduate of University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries, as well as continuing education credits through Montana State University and University of Phoenix in education, curriculum development, astronomy, environmental chemistry, and meteorology. Jenny brings her 10 years of experience in public school science education to CVA, having taught at Madison Area Memorial High School and Stearns High School in Millinocket, Maine. 

Waylon Wolfe, Art and History

Waylon teaches intro to art, studio art, middle school art, and photography I & II. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from Plymouth State University and has over 10 years of experience as a professional artist. Waylon lives on campus with his wife and two children and enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, snowboarding and taking photographs. 



3197 Carrabassett Drive
Carrabassett Valley, ME 04947


Fax: 207.237.2213
Email: kpunderson@gocva.com