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Terry Young - Principal


Terrence Young, Principal, Talbot Community School: Terry has been working in public schools for 28 years, nine of which have been with the Portland Public Schools. He most recently served as the district’s Executive Director of Operations and before that was the principal of Longfellow Elementary School.

Prior to joining the district, Terry was a principal in Saco and an assistant principal in Auburn. He taught elementary and middle school in Massachusetts and Maine for 10 years. In Portland, Terry has been a member of the Teacher Evaluation Steering Committee and the planning team for professional development for school leaders. He has also served as a mentor for administrators who are new to Portland. After a year working in the district office, Terry looks forward to returning to school leadership as the new principal of the Talbot Community School. 

Hermenegildo Paulo - Assistant Principal


Hermenegildo, an educator with over 19 years of teaching and leadership experience, is excited to assume his new role as assistant principal at Talbot Community School. Hermenegildo holds a bachelor's degree in math education from the Instituto Superior de Ciências da Educação de Luanda in Angola. He also earned a postgraduate certificate in educational management from the Catholic University of Brasília in Brazil. Currently, Hermenegildo is furthering his education by taking coursework in educational leadership at the University of Southern Maine.

In his most recent role in Angola, Hermenegildo spent more than 12 years teaching math at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He also worked at Reiche Elementary School as an educational technician, supporting multilingual students and families by implementing culturally responsive approaches to meet their needs. Over the last three years, he taught math to sixth- and seventh-graders at King Middle School in Portland.