I grew up and attended both elementary and high school in St. Albans, Vermont. My husband and I attended the same high school, graduating a few years apart. Earning a scholarship, I attended Trinity College of Vermont, majoring initially in biology. I had big plans for dentistry! However, I changed gears towards the middle of my sophomore year, deciding to take the education track. I graduated from Trinity in 1998 with a double major in both Elementary Education and English Literature. Quick fact: I graduated with Vice Principal, Jennifer Nordenson!
I interviewed at several schools upon my graduation but was captivated by the opportunity to work at a brand new Catholic school, to be opened in August of 1998. While there was no building and no set curriculum, I felt a calling to be part of what I knew would be a very special place. Boy, am I glad I listened to that call. Prior to becoming the Head of School, I worked as a teacher here for nine, wonderful years. My time in the classroom is time I will always treasure.
After a few years of teaching, I earned a Master’s degree in Education with a focus in Curriculum from St. Michael’s College. While some people’s eyes gloss over at the mention of scope and sequence, mine light up! I love curricular work, I love analyzing applications that work and fixing ones that don’t. I thoroughly enjoy collaborating with the staff at the school, figuring out how best to serve the children here. I am currently in the process of exploring universities to continue my work in education, with a focus on doctoral studies in educational leadership.
My husband Jerry and I reside in Jericho with our two children, Liam and Molly, and our black lab, Wynn. We love to swim, fish, and hike as a family. My husband is an avid hunter, and I enjoy running and exercise and have completed various races! Liam and Molly keep us very busy with their activities – whether it’s the soccer field, the ski slopes, or the pool, you can always find us cheering on our kiddos as they participate in one of their hobbies.
I love living in Vermont and feel very fortunate to be able to raise my family here. We love the green mountains (even when they’re white!) and the close-knit community feel of Lamoille County.
B.A. Elementary Ed. Trinity College;
B.A. English Lit., Trinity College;
M.Ed Curriculum, St. Michael’s College