Administration and Front Office
Kerin Graham Hoffman, Principal
Kerin has been the PK-12 Principal at Danville since 2014. She has a BA in Medieval Studies from Brown University in Rhode Island, a Master’s in Elementary Education from Mercy College in New York, and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Baruch College in New York. Previously, Kerin was a middle school math teacher and Assistant Principal in New York City for 11 years.
Jeremy Rector, Assistant Principal
Janice Benoit, Administrative Assistant
Janice has been at Danville School for over 10 years as an Administrative Assistant. Both her children Brittany and Richie have graduated from Danville and now her granddaughter Mackenna attends Pre-School. Janice enjoys walking, hiking, and spending time with her grandchildren and nieces and nephew.
Kassie Thresher, Administrative Assistant
Melinda Johnson, Student Support Coordinator
Rachel Levesque, Pre-Kindergarten
Danielle Lewis, Pre-Kindergarten
Bobbie Copen, Kindergarten
Bobbie has a BA from Johnson State College in Elementary Education. She has previously taught grades K-6 and worked in high school Special Education. She is passionate about teaching Kindergarten and igniting a love of learning in our youngest students. She is also a Danville Community member with a daughter who attends Danville School. Bobbie is a huge Disney fan and enjoys taking trips there with her family.
Peggy Remick, Kindergarten
Peggy has been a teacher of young children since 1991. She earned an Early Childhood Education degree from Champlain College, an Elementary Education degree from Lyndon State College, and a Master’s of Education degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She is a life long learner and continues to take courses and workshops to keep current in best practices for educating young children.
Laurie Rivers, 1st Grade
Emma Ferland, 1st Grade
Emily Graves, 2nd Grade
Emily graduated from Johnson State College in 2017 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and an endorsement in special education. Emily loves going to the beach and hiking. She also enjoys being with her family. She has two nephews and a niece. Emily played college softball and enjoys many sports. She looks forward to her first year of teaching second graders!
Lynn Dunklee, 3nd Grade
Lynn has been teaching at Danville School for many years. She has primarily taught grades 2, 3, & 4.. Lynn’s family has been a part of the Danville School community for four generations. When not at school, she likes to take long walks, spend time with her family, garden, read and play her fiddle.
Steve Judkins, 3nd Grade
Steve has his BA in Elementary Education from Johnson State College. He has taught grades 2, 3, and 4 over this time. He lives in Walden with his wonderful wife of 34 years and together they have raised two really cool sons. In his spare time Steve likes to hike, whitewater canoe, listen to music, and ride motorcycles.
Tanna Elliott, 4th Grade
Chris Rapoza, 5th Grade
Christine Rapoza has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. She has her Master’s degree from Lyndon State College in Teaching Science. Christine has taught grades 1-7 and has enjoyed teaching every grade level. She enjoys being outdoors in Vermont while biking, hiking and visiting many of Vermont’s wonderful places like the rock quarries, mountains and rivers. She has enjoyed exploring Vermont with her family and friends.
Nick DeCaro, 6th Grade
Nick is a 2010 graduate of the University of Vermont with a B.S. in Elementary Education. He loves to coach and pass on his passion for sports to the students of Danville. When not at school, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Jessica Settles, 7th & 8th Grade Language Arts
Emily Greaves, Math Interventionist
Emily is a proud Danville School graduate with a BA from Saint Michael’s College and a MA from the Unitversity of Vermont. She has been teaching in Vermont for the past 15 years and math continutes to be her favorite subject! She enjoys reading, kayaking, walking, and spending time with her friends
Kelly Robb, Reading Interventionist
Kelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont. She also has a Master’s degree in Education from Southern New Hampshire University. She began her teaching career at the North Danville School many years ago. She lives in Walden with her husband and two children when they are home from college.
Stan Zjako, 7th & 8th Grade Math and Science
Stan received his BS in Physics from Concordia University in Montreal, and has also studied at the University of Virginia, and Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. He thrives on the rejuvenating power of the outdoors and enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids on hiking trails, waterways, and bike paths. He also has an interest in robotics and chess.
Luke Robbins, 8th-12th Math and Science
Luke has been teaching science and mathematics for the past 16 years on the Oregon Coast. Physics, Chemistry, Integrated Sciences, and Biological Engineering are courses he will teach this year. Luke enjoys alpine skiing, racing bicycles in the mud, and fly fishing.
Amy Richard, 7th-12th Grade Global Citizenship
Amy Richard has been in the field of education for 19 years. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1998 and for the first 32 years of her life, lived in Maine. She lived in Africa and taught school there for a short time and refers to it as life changing. In her spare time she loves to read, travel and spend time with her daughter, Isabelle, her partner, Troy and her Golden Retriever, Loopy.
Ellen Parent, High School English
Ellen Parent grew up in Vermont and is delighted to be joining the Danville community this year. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing and Literature from Wheaton College and her teaching licensure from Champlain College. Her poetry has been published in Vermont Magazine, Blueline Literary Magazine, and the Best of Burlington Anthology. She loves playing frisbee, painting, and compulsively folding paper cranes.
Isaac Demers, High School English
Isaac Demers has been an educator in the state of Vermont for the past 15 years. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 2001 and is certified to teach both language arts and global citizenship. In his spare time he enjoys writing short stories, playing volleyball, and spending time with his family.
Jason Brigham, High School Math
Chess, Varsity Boy’s Basketball Coach
Jason Brigham graduated from Plymouth State College (’96) with a BS Mathematics Education Degree. He has spent the past 21 years teaching high school math in NH, MT, and VT. This is his 6th year at Danville. He has coached both basketball and baseball at every level from rec. league to varsity and is currently the Danville Boys Varsity Basketball coach. Outside of school, you are likely to find him fishing on some waterbody or at home with his family and dogs.
Spencer Morse, High School Math
Robotics, Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach
Spencer Morse graduated from St. Michael’s College (’92) with a B.S. in Mathematics. He taught Math, Science and Literature in the state prison system from ’92 to ’94. In ’94 first started his public school teaching career at Danville Public School. He left in ’02 to teach math at Blue Mountain Union School. While at BMU, he earned his M.S. in Civil Engineering in ’06. He then left BMU in ’14 to return to the town he loves – Danville, where he continues to teach math and coach Girl’s Varsity Soccer. You can often find Mr. Morse and his wife, Lauren around town at one of the many sporting events cheering on their daughters or at any of the many community events.
Dr. Stacy Edgar, High School Science
Stacy received her doctoral degree in 2003 from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin and then conducted post-doctoral work at the Bigelow Marine Laboratory in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. She has been teaching high school science at Danville since 2013. In addition to science, Stacy loves exploring the outdoors in any season and playing with her two children.
Casie Grossman, High School Global Citizenship
David Warren, High School Global Citizenship
Axis & Allies Strategy Club
Joy Brillhart, Foreign Language
Knitting Club, International Club
This is Joy’s 31st year teaching in Vermont. She earned a BA in French from Oberlin College in Ohio and obtained her teacher certification through the University of New Hampshire. Joy loves traveling, learning languages (French, Spanish, and Mandarin), gardening, knitting, and spending time outdoors with her family.
Maxfield English, Technical Education
Engineering Sustainable Solutions, Future Farmers of America
Max has a BA in Elementary Education and a BA in Studio Art, both from Johnson State. He has nearly completed a BS in Environmental Science, also at Johnson State. He just started coaching the middle school cross-country running team. He serves on, chairs and vice-chairs seven boards and committees in his town and Regional Planning Commission. While not in school, he can be found adventuring with his four-year-old son.
Kristen Eckhardt, Library Media Specialist
Kristen earned a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. She also holds a certificate in School Library Media Studies from UVM’s Graduate School of Education. She loves school library work due to the combination of her favorite interests: reading, researching, teaching, kids, and keeping things organized! Kristen’s other interests include Nordic and alpine skiing and exploring the backroads of the Northeast Kingdom on her bicycle.
Lian Brehm, PK-6th Grade Visual Arts
Lian Brehm has been teaching Visual Art at Danville School since 1993. She has been in the arts education field for 38 years and has taught at Brown University and CCV. She holds a BFA degree from NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, a MFA degree from RI School of Design and a Ceramic Honors Program Certificate from Wolverhampton Polytechnic in England. She is a practicing and exhibiting studio artist. Lian spends most of her non-teaching time in her home studio or traveling the world in pursuit of life long learning.
Abigail Bartell, 7th-12th Grade Visual Arts
Abigail has been teaching visual art in Vermont for 9 years. She graduated from Johnson State College in 2008 and is currently working towards a Masters of Fine Art. Abigail creates art at every opportunity, enjoys snowboarding, reading and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.
Kevin Colosa, PK-6th Band, Music, & Chorus
Kevin has been teaching for 20 years. He graduated with an MA in elementary ed from Johnson State College in 1996, and has been Danville’s elementary music teacher since 2013. In addition to playing upright bass in a local original band and an occasional jazz trio, he also plays saxophone with the Summertime Marching Band in Monroe, NH. He enjoys gardening, canoeing, and all things musical, mechanical, and mathematical.
Emily Wiggett, 7th-12th Band and Chorus
Jazz Band, World Drumming
Emily earned her B.M. degree in Music Education and Music Performance from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music. She has performed as second flutist in three professional ensembles: Orchestra of Northern New York, Burlington Chamber Orchestra, and Northern Symphonic Winds. She also serves as the organist for the Danville Congregational Church. Emily enjoys snowshoeing, kayaking, gardening, and exploring with her dog, Bear.
Guidance & Flexible Pathways
Rachel became the Pathways Coordinator at Danville School in 2016. Prior to coming to Danville, Rachel taught in a variety of classroom settings and worked in college admissions. She has Master of Arts in Education, a Master of Arts in Individualized Studies, and a BA in Writing and Literature. Rachel holds a teaching license in Secondary English and has recently completed additional graduate work in Early Adolescent Studies and Social Studies Education. Rachel considers learning along with students to be the greatest benefit of teaching.
School Counselor PK-6
Before becoming a school guidance counselor Pam was in elementary education for 14 years. During that time she taught 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. Pam received 2 Bachelor degrees from Johnson State College, one in Elementary Education and one in Anthropology and Sociology. Pam also received her Masters Degree in Counseling at Johnson State College. Pam enjoys being outside as much as possible. She has always had a passion for hiking and recently finished hiking the Long Trail.
School Counselor 7-12
Simon earned a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Xavier University and spent time working in the fields of adult and juvenile corrections before beginning his career in education. He earned his Masters in School Counseling from Johnson State College 2009. He enjoys camping, sailing and fishing in his free time.
Positive Behavior Coordinator, WCMH
Athletics, Health, Physical Education
Randy graduated from Lyndon State College with a B.A. in Sports Management and an A.A. in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Randy lives in Danville with his wife Jeniane and two daughters Molly and Sydney. In his free time Randy likes to hike in the White Mountains, run, cheer on the New York Yankees and listen to his favorite band, Pearl Jam.
PK-8 Physical Education
Stephen has been teaching at Danville for 16 years. He graduated from Gordon College and taught in Massachusetts for 14 years. Steve inspires students as young as three to learn coordination, cooperation, movement and sportsmanship. He is currently building a ground level ropes course to enhance middle school PE programming.
7-12 Physical Education & Health, Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach, OVX Tobacco Prevention
Guy has been fortunate to spend his entire career here in Danville. Guy graduated from Plymouth State College with a B.S. Degree in Physical Education. He enjoys co-coaching the High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team with his best friend Spencer Morse. Outside of school he enjoys spending time with his family, his wife Paula and daughters Katelin, Emily and Grace. He is also an avid sports fan and closely follows his favorite teams. Lets Go Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins!
K-3 Special Educator
3-6 Special Educator
Liz is from Lyndonville and received her teaching degree from Johnson State College. Liz is currently working on her Master’s Degree from Castleton State College. She has been working in the field of education as a teacher, Behavior Interventionist, and an Instructional Assistant for 9 years! In her free time she enjoys gardening, hiking, and traveling. She also loves to teach painting through her company, Palette Party.
7-8 Special Educator
Mary was born and raised in St. Johnsbury. She received her BS from the University of Vermont in Elementary and General Special Education and a MEd in Learning Disabilities from Rivier College. She enjoys reading and walking especially in the serene countryside.
High School Special Educator
Mary has worked at Danville School for 13 years. She holds a BA in Communications from Bridgewater State College and an MS in Human Services from New England College. She is currently enrolled at Castleton University, working toward a master’s degree in Special Education. Before moving to Vermont, she spent 10 years in New Hampshire working for agencies that provide advocacy and support for persons with disabilities. She lives in Danville with her husband, two children, one cat and too many boats. Her passions include baking and theater.
Language Lab Special Educator
Vanessa Vincent grew up in Vermont. She completed her BS and MA at the University of Vermont. Vanessa spends her summers with her husband, four year old son, and two year old daughter fixing up the family property, traveling, and taking photos.
Speech & Language Assistant
Christy graduated in 2002 with her BS in Human Services/Psychology from Lyndon State College. Christy continued her education in Communication Sciences at UVM and received her certificate as a Speech-Language Assistant in 2005. Christy has been in this field of work for 12 years and working for CCSU for the past 4 years. When not at work, Christy’s time is spent cheering on her two oldest daughters at their athletic events as well as caring for her new infant daughter. When time allows, she also enjoys jogging, listening to music,baking and playing disc golf with her husband.
Speech & Language Assistant
Gwyn grew up in Vermont. She graduated from Plymouth State University in 2010 with a BS in Early Childhood Education. She worked as an assistant teacher at a Head Start program and then spent some time traveling and working as a nanny before settling back in Vermont to finish earning certification as a Speech-Language Pathology Assistant from UVM. This is her first year working at Danville School. Beside traveling, Gwyn enjoys being active outdoors and singing.
Kim Alercio, Occupational Therapist
Alicia Mundinger, Paraprofessional
Tina Barrett, Paraprofessional
Shelli Gadapee, Paraprofessional
Emily Clancy, Paraprofessional
Shannon Anderson, Paraprofessional
Heather Heiser, Paraprofessional
Cheryl Mundinger, Paraprofessional
Allison Brown, Paraprofessional
Allison graduated from Lyndon State College in 2016 with a bachelors degree in Exercise Science. After deciding not to continue on to graduate school she became a head infant teacher at a local daycare and is now beginning her first year in the school system at Danville as a life skills interventionist. Allison lives in Ryegate VT. She enjoys horseback riding, playing basketball, and spending time with family.
Kerri DeShone, Paraprofessional
Katherine Pastula, Paraprofessional
Cathy Richard, Paraprofessional
Eve Ryan, Paraprofessional
Ali Clark, Paraprofessional
Maintenance, Kitchen, Busing Staff
Marvin Withers, Director of Buildings and Grounds
Kurt Duval, Maintenance
James Easter, Maintenance
Victor Benoit, Maintenance
Shelley Towle, Head Cook
Pearl Spencer, Kitchen Staff
Annie Lawlor, Kitchen Staff
Fawn Baesemann, Nurse
Fawn, a graduate of Danville School has been a nurse for 21 years, with the last 4 here at Danville.. She received her Backelor’s of Science in nursing at Salve Regina University and has recently completed her Master’s of Science in nursing from Southern New Hampshire University. In her free time she enjoys biking, supporting her children’s sports and hanging out with her family.
Denise Briggs, Transportation Coordinator
Denise has been employed at Danville School since 1998. She started driving a route bus and substitute teaching, becoming Transportation Coordinator in 2005. She attended Danville School from Kindergarten through 12th grade. After graduating from High School, Denise worked on Long Island before returning to further her education at Lyndon State College, where she majored in Psychology. She was married in the summer of 1989, and her beautiful daughter, Kalyn joined the family in 1995. In addition to coordinating the busing at the school, Denise is a Realtor at Begin Realty, and co-owns a vacation rental with her sister. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, swimming, horseback riding and spending time with her family.