Board of Trustees

 

The Village School of North Bennington, Inc. is under the authority and governed by the Board of Trustees. Click here to view or download the Village School By-Laws as a PDF document.

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.