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

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Courtney Chadburn, Middle School PE 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 

Amy Gray Teacher
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 

Anthony Lorenzo
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

Michael Malinowski
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

Sara Wolfson
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


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