Howard C. Reiche Community School is pleased to be the first school in Maine that is led by a team of teachers. Reiche's Leadership Team (LT) consists of our 3 Lead Teachers, the chairs of the 4 committees, and a Reiche Portland Education Association (PEA) representative.
The Lead Teachers work half-time in the classroom and half-time addressing administrative responsibilities. One of the lead teachers is always on duty to cover the office, attend to parent concerns, participate in district meetings and handle other administrative tasks.
Lori Bobinsky - Lead Teacher
Lori Bobinsky has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Ed/Early Childhood and a Master's Degree in Reading from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master's of Ed Leadership from USM and admin certification. She also has her certification as a Reading Recovery teacher from UNH and holds National Board Certification. Lori has been at Reiche since 2004. She began as a primary classroom teacher and then was asked to step into the Literacy Specialist position. Prior to being at Reiche, Lori taught in both private and public school systems in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire. She has also been a Reading Recovery/Title 1 teacher and an Assistant Director of a preschool.
Annie Dalphin - Lead Teacher
Annie Dalphin has been a Portland resident and educator for over 15 years, including 13 years as a classroom teacher in grades 3, 4 and 5 at Presumpscot Elementary School. She has a Bachelor's Degree from University of Southern Maine in English Literature, with a minor in Music Performance. She obtained her Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning from New York University in 2001 and her National Board Teaching Certification as a Middle Generalist in 2017. She is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership program at the University of Southern Maine. During the 2020-2021 school year, she was the Teacher Leader of the Portland Remote Academy PK-5.
Charlie Marenghi - Lead Teacher
Charlie Marenghi Charlie Marenghi has been a teacher in Portland Public Schools since 2006. He has taught at Reiche Community School for the last six years. Charlie has served as a PEA representative and been a member of various leadership teams during this time, and looks forward to continuing the great work of Portland's only teacher-led school. He believes that teacher empowerment and student-centered learning makes Reiche an inspiring and unique place to work. Charlie holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, and a master's degree in education from Cambridge College in Massachusetts.