Board of Trustees

Judie Brower

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2015
  • Resident of Shaftsbury, VT
  • Director of U.S. Marketing, Anthony Tesselaar Plants
  • Former Director of Admissions, University of New England and Southern Vermont College
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee Chair

Jeb Gorham

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2013
  • Resident of Shaftsbury, VT, District 1
  • Assistant Professor, McCormick Division of Business, Southern Vermont College
  • Southwestern Vermont Career Development Advisory Board
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee
  • Parent of three Village School students

Christopher Harlow

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2017
  • Resident of Harwich, Massachusetts
  • Former administrator, teacher and coach for a variety of co-ed day and boarding schools across the U.S.
  • Serves on the boards for Bridgton Academy (Maine) and Cape Cod Child Development (Massachusetts)
  • Village School Board of Trustees Governance Committee

Ernie LaFontaine

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2014
  • Resident of Bennington, VT
  • Former Principal, North Bennington Graded School
  • School Improvement Teams, Vermont Department of Education
  • Clinical Supervisor for Student Teachers, Western Governors University
  • Village School Board of Trustees Governance Committee Chair

Thom Loubet

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2018
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Executive Director of Free To Be Foundation
  • Musician and Visiting Faculty Member, Bennington College
  • Village School Board of Trustees Governance Committee
  • Parent of one Village School student

Sue Maguire

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2016
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Retired Mt. Anthony Union High School and Molly Stark Elementary School Principal
  • Currently teaches Educational Leadership graduate courses
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee

Brian Murphy

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2016
  • Resident of Shaftsbury, VT
  • Vice President of Finance and Administration, Bennington College
  • Village School Board of Trustees Financial Committee and several subcommittees

Brian McKenna

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2011
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Certified Financial Planner
  • Past Member, ISIS School Transitions Committee
  • Village School Board of Trustees Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer
  • Parent of three Village School students

Don McKenna

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2013
  • Resident of Shaftsbury, VT District 1
  • Financial Planner
  • Past Representative, Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union Board of Directors
  • Village School Board of Trustees Governance Committee Co-Chair
  • Grandparent of three Village School students

Erin McKenny

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2017
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Bennington College Design and Planning Coordinator
  • Trustee of the Village of North Bennington
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee
  • Parent of three Village School students

Darrin Smith

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2017
  • Resident of Shaftsbury, VT District 1
  • Automotive Industry Software Consultant
  • Village School Board of Trustees Secretary and Development Committee
  • Graduate of North Bennington Graded School
  • Parent of two Village School students

Jill Van Orden

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2016
  • Resident of North Bennington
  • Art Teacher at Mt. Anthony Union High School
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee
  • Parent of two Village School students

Meg Woolmington

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2013
  • Resident of North Bennington
  • Former Financial Aid Director, Bennington College
  • Village School Board of Trustees Chair

Mission

Children are at the heart of all we do. We nurture a child's curiosity, ignite enthusiasm for exploring, develop tools for inquiry, for invention, for achievement. We welcome families into a community-wide collaboration to help our children grow into their best selves - responsible citizens and stewards of the greater world, makers of the future.