Steering Committee

Our Steering Committee was made up of students, educators, parents, and community partners who were mutually committed to the mission and vision of the Partnership for Change. Members were charged with communicating with and on behalf of their stakeholder groups to ensure the progress and coordination of our work across both districts. Steering Committee members were also the keepers of a bold, student-centered learning agenda for our communities. See below for a list of Steering Committee Membership by grant year as well as profiles of our former members.

2012-2014:

Ali Dieng
Amy Dickson
Amy E Stuart
Amy Mellencamp
Annika Freudenberger
Beth Brodie
Candace Taylor
Carlen Finn
Carolyn Sawin
Chris Magistrale
Dawn Moskowitz
Eric Agnero
Erika Lowe
Ethan Maurer
Ethan Pepin
Fexhrije Sulejmani
Frank Gerdeman
Goma Mabika
Hal Colston
Infinite Culcleasure
Ingeborg White
Jay Diaz
Jeanne Collins
Jessica Nordhaus
Julie Cadwallader-Staub
Kathy Chasan
Kathy Mathis
Kerry Bechtloff
Kristen Vincent
LC HInes
Leon Wheeler
Lynn Kennedy
Martha Maksym
Meg Cline
Megan Behrend
Michael Decarreau
Molly Loomis
Owen Milne
Randy Bullis
Raymond Coffey
Rich Nadworny
Sarah Bertucci
Sean McMannon
Sherwood Smith
Signe Daly
Stacy Raphael
Stephen Crowley
Sunita Gurung
Tom Obbagy
Wesley Mead
William Andrews

2014-2016:

Ali Dieng
Amy Dickson
Amy E Stuart (2014-15)
Amy Mellencamp
Barry Gruessner
Brian Cina
Carlen Finn
Carolyn Sawin
Christopher Magistrale
Da Verne Bell (2014-15)
Dawn Moskowitz
Destenie Vital (2014-15)
Ennis Horozovic
Frank Gerdeman
Gissele Drpich
Hemant Ghising
Hal Colston
Infinite Culcleasure
Jaye O’Connell
Jessica Nordhaus
Julian Portilla (2015-16)
Kristen Vincent
Laban Hill
LC HInes
Leena Unger
Leon Wheeler
Lindsey Cox
Lynn Kennedy
Martha Maksym
Meg Cline
Meghan Dowling (2014-15)
Melissa Hersh (2015-16)
Michael Decarreau (2014-15)
Molly Loomis
Howard Smith (2014-15)
Rainbow Chen
Raymond Coffey
Reid Pepin
Sarah Heath
Sean McMannon
Sherwood Smith
Signe Daly
Stacy Raphael
Susan Blethen
William Andrews

For more information about the Steering Committee, see the following documents:

Steering Committe Chairs

melissa hersh

Melissa Hersh

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Martha's 2014 PREFERRED headshot (1)

Martha Maksym

The United Way of Chittenden County

Sherwood Smith

Sherwood Smith

Steering Committee Co-Chair

Students

LC Hines

LC Hines

Burlington High School

Reid Pepin

Reid Pepin

Burlington High School

Educators

DaVerne Photo NAME 2010

Da Verne Bell

Director of Diversity Education and Engagement, Burlington Schools

sue blethen

Sue Blethen

Teacher, Burlington High School

Ali Dieng

Ali Dieng

Burlington Kids Outreach Coordinator

gissele

Gissele Drpich

Teacher, Burlington High School

LabanHillTEST1

Laban Hill

Educator and Writer, Winooski

Lynn Kennedy

Lynn Kennedy

Director of ONTOP and Horizons

Chris Magistrale

Teacher and Union Representative, Winooski Middle/High School

Sean McMannon

Sean McMannon

Superintendent of Winooski Schools

Amy Mellencamp

Amy Mellencamp

Principal of Burlington High School

Leon Wheeler

Leon Wheeler

Principal of Winooski Middle/High School

Parents

julian portilla

Julian Portilla

School Board Representative, Winooski

Signe Daly

Signe Daly

Parent, Burlington

hemant

Hemant Ghising

Parent and Educator, Burlington

Sarah Heath

Sarah Heath

Parent and Educator, Burlington

carolyn sawin

Carolyn Sawin

Parent, Burlington

Community Partners

Brian-Cina

Brian Cina

School Board Representative, Burlington

Ray Coffey

Ray Coffey

City of Winooski

Carlen Finn

Carlen Finn

Voices for Vermont's Children

LinkedInPhoto

Jessica Nordhaus

Burlington Mayor's Office

jaye o'connell

Jaye O’Connell

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC)

Stacy Raphael

Stacy Raphael

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts