2020-2021 KVYSO Board
President Gina Post (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice President Raffael Scheck
Secretary Christine Little
Treasurer Lisa Whitney
Webmaster, Parent Stephanie Taylor
Gina Post is new to KVYSO. She brings with her a background in education, non-profits, and music. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and music from Salve Regina University and a Masters degree in education from Southern New Hampshire University. She is employed by the Maine Charter School Commission at the Maine Department of Education as the director of program management. In addition to KVYSO, Gina is on the MSAD 53 Elementary PTO in Pittsfield where she serves as president and she recently served on the board of trustees for the Maine Ocean School in Searsport. Gina lives in Detroit with her two children (both young violinists), husband, and dog.
Raffael Scheck was born in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). He is John J. and Cornelia V. Gibson Chair in History at Colby College, where he has taught since 1994. He has published six books and forty articles and chapters. Before becoming a historian, he studied cello for several semesters with Claude Starck at the conservatory of Zürich. He has more recently specialized in baroque cello and performed with a variety of baroque groups in Maine, including the Colby Collegium and Music' Quill. He has participated many times in the Portland Early Music Festival.
Christine Little received her BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory and her MA in Dance Movement Therapy from Naropa University. Christine is a certified Music Mind Games teacher for the Pineland Suzuki School, a Program Coordinator for the Snow Pond Community Music School, teaches at the University of Maine @ Augusta and facilitates therapeutic groups and individual sessions in the community . She has taught dance and creative movement to children and adults for over 30 years and still feels joyful and passionate about her art. Christine plays a variety of musical instruments and loves to hike, camp, read poetry and historical fiction and spend time with her family; she has two daughters and loved being a “Suzuki mom” for 7 years.
Stephanie Taylor grew up in Southwick, MA, taking ballet and flute lessons. In college (Gordon College), she turned her focus to mathematics and computer science, but has never lost her love for the arts. In graduate school in Santa Barbara (UCSB), she studied circadian clocks, and for fun, went on bike rides and attended as many musical performances as time allowed. In 2008, she and her husband, Scott, moved to Waterville to teach at Colby College. Their sons George (13) and Milo (10) study violin with Betsy and Lori. Her research into circadian clocks continues, but it didn't allow the family to avoid jet lag when they traveled to Japan with the Pineland Suzuki School.