JOANNA TEBBETTS, Grade 5/6 Science and Language Arts
Hometown – Salisbury, NH
Education – Graduated from Johnson State College in environmental science with a natural resources degree and an elementary education degree with K-6 certification.
Teaching Experience – Starbase Vermont
Interests – Hiking, canoeing, reading, skydiving, motorcycle rides, and being with my son, husband, and dogs.
Quotable – “I am passionate about working with kids and I continue to be invigorated by learning and I am looking forward to working in the local community in a team teaching setting.”
AMANDA LAROSE, Special Education
Hometown – Bakersfield, VT
Education – Castleton State College, Elementary and Special Education
Interests – Golfing, Volleyball, Reading
Teaching Experience – Laraway Youth and Family Services, Elementary Teacher
SANDI SIMMONS, Guidance Counselor
Hometown – Hingham, MA
Education – I graduated from Gordon College in 1995 with a double major BA in Psychology and Youth Ministry. I received my Masters in Counseling from Johnson State College in 2010.
Interests – I love to be outside! I especially enjoy hiking and spending time at the ocean. And, I’m starting to enjoy running. I love animals and have lots of pets, including a Rottie named Nutmeg. I love going to the movies and curling up on the couch with a good book as well. I also enjoy spending a lot of time with my church family.
Teaching Experience – School counselor in Bakersfield
Quotable -“I am really excited about getting to know Fletcher students and their families! I desire to know each student by name and to create trusted relationships with them! I most enjoy talking with them about anything that might be on their minds. I believe that every child has something amazing to offer the world.”
JENNIFER HART, Art Teacher
Hometown – Stony Brook, NY
Education – Parsons School of Design, NY, B.F.A. Sculpture, St. Michael’s College, VT , M.Ed. Arts in Education
Interests – Besides art? Rock climbing, snowboarding, and cooking!
Teaching Experience – I’ve been teaching art for 12 years, grades K-8. In addition to FES, I also currently teach in South Hero where I’ve been for the past 10 years.
Quotable – “Teaching lets me combine my love for art with my excitement for working with children! It’s amazing to me that I get to share creative experiences with kids all day! It’s also exciting for me to see new ideas unfold and objects invented before my eyes. I constantly learn new things from children, which inspires me in my own art-making. I look forward to getting to know the students! I am so excited to be a part of Fletcher Elementary School community!!”
We are so proud to welcome these fine educators into our FES and FWSU community!