Board of Trustees

 

The Village School of North Bennington, Inc. is under the authority and governed by the Board of Trustees. Village School Trustees work together with other Board members and constituents to establish strategic goals and objectives, policies related to programs and services, and oversee the school’s governance and finances.

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Liz Albertson

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2023
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Parent of two VSNB students
  • Has taught middle school for 20 years
  • Current 7th/8th Social Studies teacher at MAUMS
  • Directs after-school Theater program at MAUMS

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
  • Village School Board of Trustees  Assistant Chair and Development Committee Chair

Steve Ellis

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2019
  • Resident of Shaftsbury District 1
  • Software Engineer
  • Also serves on the boards of the Sage City Symphony and the Bennington Early Childhood Center and is involved in the annual Sophomore Career Summit.
  • He and his wife have two children in the Village School

Sue Maguire, Chair

  • 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 Chair

Dr Becky Manning

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2020
  • Resident of North Bennington
  • Veternarian; worked in multiple components in the health care sector (both human and animal); clinical practice, research and education.
  • Four Winds Nature Program volunteer at VSNB
  • Village School Board of Trustees Governance Committee

Brian McKenna

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2011
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Certified Financial Planner, D. B. McKenna & Company, Inc.
  • Past Member, ISIS School Transitions Committee
  • Parent of four Village School students
  • Village School Board of Trustees Finance Committee Chair and Treasurer

Erin McKenny

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2017
  • Resident of North Bennington, VT
  • Bennington College Design and Planning Coordinator; Director of the Robert Frost House museum
  • Trustee of the Village of North Bennington
  • Parent of two current Village School students and one graduate
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee

Jennifer Richmond

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2020
  • Resident of North Bennington/Shaftsbury District 1
  • Real Estate Paralegal at Woolmington, Campbell, Bent & Stasny, P.C.
  • Treasurer of Mt. Anthony Preservation Society; McCullough Library Volunteer
  • Parent of two graduates of North Bennington Graded School
  • Village School Board of Trustees Development Committee

Matthew Surdam

  • Joined the Board of Trustees in 2022
  • Resident of North Bennington/Shaftsbury District 1
  • Graduate of North Bennington Graded School
  • Business Owner, Madrus Masonry

Beth Wallace

  • Beth Wallace lives in Shaftsbury District 1.
  • Beth’s daughter attended VSNB for fifth and sixth grades.
  • Beth works for the Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children. She is a Vermont licensed teacher for Birth to Grade 6, and has a strong background in early childhood education administration.
  • Beth currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Shires Young Professionals. She has previously served on the Board of Directors of Southwestern Vermont Chamber of Commerce and as Chair of the Southshire Community School Board.

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