This week on the FWSU STORY, we are excited to introduce new educators who have joined our growing #FWSU learning community. Today, you can learn about new teachers at Georgia Elementary Middle School!
COURTNEY CHADBURN, Middle School Physical Education Teacher
Hometown: North Clarendon, VT
Hobbies/Interests: Coaching, Biking, Cycling, Watching Sports, Playing with my dog.
Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned: Castleton University; BA Physical Education, MA Education
Teaching Experience: Randolph Union High School for 3 years
Why Teaching? I enjoy being active and I want my students to feel that sense of fun, happiness, challenge, and motivation within themselves to be healthy and fit for a lifetime.
Quotable: Progress not Perfection
AMY GRAY, 8th Grade Math/Language Arts Teacher
Hometown: Georgia, VT
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, Sports, Camping, Playing with my kids.
Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned: Southern New Hampshire University, M.Ed – Curriculum & Instruction, Plymouth State University, BA – Communication Studies, Dual Minor: Mathematics / Imaginative Writing
Teaching Experience: Taught in Sheldon, VT for the past 7 years
Why Teaching? I love learning. Teaching is a way to keep learning and share that passion.
Quotable: “The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.” Alexandra K. Trenfor
ANTHONY LORENZO, Early Educator
Hometown: Georgia, VT
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, swimming, being outdoors
Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned: Champlain College, Bachelors in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Teaching Experience: Taught 6 years in center-based preschools
Why Teaching? I enjoy getting to learn and explore with children as they discover the world around them.
Quotable: Never stop learning!
MICHAEL MALINOWSKI, Elementary School Counselor
Hometown: Springfield, VT
Hobbies/Interests: Running, hiking, playing guitar, 1980’s pop-culture/nostalgia
Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned: Johnson State College, Masters in Counseling
Teaching Experience: 2 years in Milton
Why Teaching? It’s such a great opportunity to be a positive influence on students’ lives.
Quotable: It’s all about building relationships, the rest is secondary.
SARA WOLFSON, Middle School Art Teacher
Hometown: South Salem, NY
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, cooking, live music
Colleges Attended/Degrees Earned: BS in Visual Arts at SUNY New Paltz, MAT in Art Education at Sage Graduate School
Teaching Experience: 3 years K-8 Art at Fairfield Center School
Why Teaching? Teaching gives me the opportunity to dive deep into the world of art while (hopefully) making a positive difference in the lives of young artists.
Quotable: “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir
Welcome to FWSU!