A graduate of Tufts University, Ingrid Whitaker has been an elementary school teacher in Cape Elizabeth, Maine for more than 30 years. Ingrid has taught kindergarten and second grade in addition to 4th grade, which has been her home for many years.

Ingrid was Maine’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching in 2000. In 2012, she was honored to be a finalist for Maine Teacher of the Year.

Ingrid is an avid bird watcher, runs three to four miles everyday to remain fit and recently became a grandmother.

The mother of two grown daughters and a son, Ingrid lives in Wiscasset, Maine with her husband Ethan and their Maine Coon Cats, Mr. Bates and Mr. Tufts.