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Grant will help season new ACSD teachers

ELIZABETH PLACENCIA, A language and literature teacher at Middlebury Union Middle School, is one of only six Vermont educators to receive a 2023 Rowland Fellowship. She will spend next year creating a mentoring program within the Addison Central School District to support and sustain new teaching staff. Independent photo/John Flowers

Elizabeth Placencia is finishing her second full year teaching language and literature skills to Middlebury Union Middle School 6th-graders, and there are still times when she feels — much like her young charges — like she’s still learning the ropes in a new setting with new people.

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