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Administration

At Vermont Commons School, the administration supports and empowers teachers to fully engage students in their learning using 21st Century-teaching methodologies. Innovation is encouraged and educational philosophies that work are shared in regular meetings and online forums. Best practices for enhanced collaboration and professionalism are continually sought out in order to sustain a culture of community and excellence for students, teachers, parents, and alumni. Learn more about our administration below. You can also view our faculty and administration listed by department here.

Peter Gilmore

Head of School, History Instructor – B.A. History, College of the Holy Cross, MEd., Harvard University, School of Education

 

Cara Simone

Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean, Language Arts Instructor – B.A. English, St. Michael’s College, M.A. English Literature, University of Vermont

 

Chance Cardamone-Knewstub

Dean of Students, Spanish Instructor, Athletics Director, Ultimate Frisbee Coach– B.A. Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton, Masters of Public Health, International Health and Development, Tulane University

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Sarah Soule

Director of Admissions and College Counseling – B.A. English, Johnson State College, A.S. Marketing, Champlain College, A.A. Liberal Studies, Pine Manor College, Diploma, Upper Valley Teacher’s Institute, Lebanon, NH

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Mary Hamilton

Development Director  – B.A. in Northern Studies and Early Childhood Education, Middlebury College, and B.S.R.N., University of Vermont

 

Linda Bursell

Business Manager – A.S. Marketing, Champlain College, B.S. Business, UVM, concentration in Accounting

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Jill Strawbridge

Administrative Assistant – B.A. English Literature, University of South Alabama

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Steve Lausier

Registrar, IT Specialist, Website Manager – B.A. English Literature, Legal Studies minor, University of Massachusetts Lowell; M.A. English Literature, University of Vermont