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ABC: Our Loving Staff

Our Teachers

Melanie McGrath

Co-Owner/Director/Pre-K teacher and Preschool Teacher

Melanie graduated from Husson University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education. In 2008, Melanie returned to Husson and became certified in Elementary Education. Prior to working here at ABC Preschool, Melanie worked for the Bangor School Department for 13 years in Special Education. Melanie and Dennis live in Bangor with their daughter, Caitlin.

Dennis McGrath


Dennis graduated from Husson University in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (with a focus in economics) and in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. In 2015, Dennis graduated from the University of Maine with a master’s degree in educational leadership. Dennis has been a fifth grade teacher in Brewer since 2009 and has enjoyed coaching baseball and basketball at BCS. Dennis and Melanie have been married since 2003 and have a beautiful 6 year old daughter, Caitlin.

Gabby Hogan

Pre School Teacher

Gabby graduated from E.M.C.C. in 2016 with an associate’s degree in Education and has her BHP certification. Currently, Gabby helps teach the Tuesday/Thursday preschool program and runs our summer program. Prior to working at ABC, Gabby worked for 7 years for the Brewer Rec, working in the after school program as well as the various athletic programs.

Kristen Washburn

Pre-K Teacher / Childcare

Kristen graduated from The University of Maine in 2009 with a Bachelors degree in Child Development and Family Relations. Kristen is currently co-teaching Pre-K and works in our childcare and summer program. She started working at ABC Preschool during the summer of 2012. Kristen moved to Brewer in 2011 and has really enjoyed becoming a part of the wonderful Brewer community!

Carly McDonald

Asst. Preschool Teacher

Ms. Carly has 6 years of coaching experience in farm league, t-ball, soccer, basketball, tennis, and track where she learned the differences in kids aged 3-15 and the importance athletics play in their lives. Ms. Carly is very passionate about the work she has done as a coach and is very driven to continue this work in the world of education, she is currently getting her bachelors degree with a minor in special education and plans to obtain her masters degree in special education. ABC has given her the extra push into the education and according to her she loves her job at ABC. Something fun about Ms. Carly is that she loves the state of Maine and in her spare time she loves hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and playing in adult kickball and dodge ball leagues around Bangor.