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RNESU welcomes 57 new employees

FRONT (FROM LEFT): Susan Hennessey, Technology Integration Coach; Renee Kittler, Pre-K teacher and Academic Interventionist; Joanie Wisdhal, MTSS Coach; Emme O’Rourke, Speech/Language Pathologist; back row; Max Burnham, Technology Integration Coach; and Susannah White, Equity Engagement Coach. Missing from picture: William Bearor, bus driver; Aimee Duplissis, Speech/Language Pathology Assistant; Charles Hughes, bus driver; and James Kalb, Data Literacy Coach.

BRANDON — Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union this fall introduced 57 new employees who are working throughout the district in all capacities. This is a higher than usual cohort of new employees, Superintendent Jeanne Collins said.

Federal COVID funds are being used to hire more academic interventionists for the next three years, specifically to work with students who may have fallen behind in the last 15 months of school, as well as some coaches and other positions that will help us build a support system for students. They will also ensure the Brandon-area schools have the staffing needed in nursing, guidance, paraprofessional and custodian capacities as RNESU returns to in-person learning.

As well as additions at Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden and Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford, the new staff members are:

NESHOBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Front (from left): Brittany Plano, long-term substitute Music; Susan Price, Special Services teacher; Sheila Sicely, paraeducator; Vicki Wells, principal; Holly Seigle, Kindergarten teacher; middle: Kelly McCarroll, Speech/Language Pathologist; Maureen Warner-Blackmer, paraeducator; Michelle Daignault, PreK teacher; back: Alisha Krans, paraeducator; Dan Raabe, assistant principal; William Chapman-Hale, Academic Interventionist/ELL teacher; and Craig Davignon, Academic Interventionist teacher. Missing from picture: Charles Connelly, Special Services teacher; William Cowdrey, custodian; Sue Danforth, paraeducator.

OTTER CREEK ACADEMY

Left to Right: Michael Ferraro, custodian; Gila Kelley, paraeducator; Eric Traska, 6th grade teacher; Jody Sanderson, Academic Interventionist teacher; Samantha Masterson, Pre-K teacher; Christine Landon, P.E. teacher; and Emily Wood, long-term sub 3rd grade teacher. Missing from picture: Chad Crisp, custodian; Nancy McGill, long-term sub Kindergarten teacher.

OTTER VALLEY UNION MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

Front Row: Jason Davis, Planning Room Monitor; middle row (from left): Lori Hoyt, Health teacher; Marissa Navedo, MS/HS Academic Interventionist; William Feldhusen, MS Math teacher; Stephanie Hull, Library Assistant & Media Specialist; and Katarina (Nina) Bulich, Guidance Counselor; back row: Chris Wetzel, Guidance Counselor; Jordan Tolar, Head Custodian; David Mitchell, long-term substitute Science teacher; Zacharia Eastman, Driver’s Ed teacher; and Andrew Blakely, paraeducator. Missing from picture: Lydia Klotz, custodian.

RNESU DISTRICT-WIDE

Front (from left): Susan Hennessey, Technology Integration Coach; Renee Kittler, Pre-K teacher and Academic Interventionist; Joanie Wisdhal, MTSS Coach; Emme O’Rourke, Speech/Language Pathologist; back row; Max Burnham, Technology Integration Coach; and Susannah White, Equity Engagement Coach. Missing from picture: William Bearor, bus driver; Aimee Duplissis, Speech/Language Pathology Assistant; Charles Hughes, bus driver; and James Kalb, Data Literacy Coach.

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