Meet the New Teachers at BFA Fairfax – Part 2

This is our second post in a series introducing new teachers at FWSU. Stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

KATHERINE MCELROY, School Counselor

Katherine McElroy

Hometown – Sudbury, VT

Education – Hamilton College in New York: undergraduate degree in Sociology. UVM: masters in School and Mental Health Counseling 

Teaching Experience – Counseling internships at Chamberlin Elementary, Williston Central and Middlebury College 

Interests – taking advantage of all the great outdoor adventures that Vermont has to offer, particularly enjoying the lake in the summer and skiing in the winter.

Quotable – “I love being a school counselor because it allows me to get to know so many students, families and teachers and allows me to be involved in the school community in a variety of ways”

GABE GRANT, HS Science Teacher

Gabe Grant

Hometown– Fairfax, VT

Education– B.S. in Biological Science and a minor in Social Anthropology (University of Vermont), Licensed to teach 7-12 science by the Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP).

Teaching Experience– Student-teacher at Mount Mansfield Union High School. Long-term substitute in Biology at BFA Fairfax for the last year-and-a-half. 

Interests– backpacking, acting, ultimate frisbee, science, and coaching

Quotable – “I’m passionate about biology, and enjoy working with students. This is a great time to be a teacher, and BFA has proven to be a wonderful place to work.”

JOE EMERY, HS Social Studies

Joe Emery

Hometown: Milton, VT

Education: BA in History from UMass-Amherst in 2012, M.Ed from UMass-Amherst in 2013

Teaching Experience: This is my first job!

Interests: Huge fan of the Boston Red Sox. Enjoys being outside hiking and kayaking. Also recently started collecting vinyl records.

Quotable: “It is such a privilege to be a part of the BFA-Fairfax community.  I enjoy learning about the past and am excited to hear students’ opinion on the matter.  I anticipate learning as much from my students as they learn from me.  I look forward to creating meaningful relationships with students, faculty, and the community at large.”

5 thoughts on “Meet the New Teachers at BFA Fairfax – Part 2

  1. Pingback: Meet the New Teachers, Part 3 | Franklin West Supervisory Union

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