Her educational journey has been a long and winding road. Mrs. McLenithan earned her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts/Management in 1998. Shortly thereafter, she attended the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT, and earned her post-baccalaureate certificate teaching grades 7-12 English. She continued with her education at Castleton State College and added “Special Educator Endorsement” to her licensure. In 2010, she graduated with her master’s degree in Education and a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. She returned to college and graduated from Simmons College in 2014, with a Specialist in Education Degree. She is a certified Wilson Instructor and Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, and she holds a Level 2 Vermont Special Educator license with a K-12 endorsement.
This year Mrs. McLenithan will be working on her EdD in Educational Leadership Program. Graduates of this program will learn how to transition institutions into highly adaptive and innovative organizations by leveraging personal and organizational strengths to create meaningful and enduring change. Program graduates will be equipped to make a difference in highly dynamic educational contexts as catalysts to improve educational practices throughout local, state, national, and international arenas. They will acquire the mindset and toolset needed to advance in the field of educational and organizational leadership and to lead in a variety of institutional settings.
Her role at the Village School will focus on providing specialized reading services to learners who have language based deficits. Her focus will be providing instruction to learners in grades 3-6.
Mrs. McLenithan and her husband are parents to three adult daughters and three grandchildren. They live in Cambridge, NY, on Happy Kids Farm. Did you know baby goats are called kids? They have Nigerian goats, Boer goats, chickens, and llamas.
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.