Joined BA in 2017.
Hannah has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College. Hannah has certification in Administration, ESL, and classroom teaching.
Fun Facts: Hannah is a native Vermonter currently living in Rochester. She started her teaching career in the Roxbury Village School and also taught in Montpelier and Burlington. She and her husband just returned back to Vermont from two overseas teaching positions. The last two years she was with the American International School in Israel as the Director of Teaching and Learning. Prior to that, they spent 4 years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – at the Horn of Africa – at the International Community School. She also taught at American international schools in Vienna, Austria and Quito, Ecuador.
She and her husband love to share stories, photos and artifacts from their travels.
Ann will be our Pre-Kindergarten Teacher and After School Program Director.
Ann joined BA in 2017.
Ann has 12 years experience in the field of education. Since 2002, she has worked in different settings and with different age groups, including four years of experience working with children diagnosed with Autism, working as Head Teacher and as a Director. She has run the Barnard Afterschool Program for the last two years. She is a licensed Early Childhood Educator in both Vermont and New Jersey.
Fun Facts: Ann lives in Barnard with her husband and son. Her hobbies include jewelry making, hiking, crocheting, & swimming.
Ingrid joined BA in 1995.
She has a BA in Elementary Education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) Ingrid is a Certified Reading Specialist for Pre-K and K and has earned 24 graduate credits.
Fun facts: Ingrid has been to Kenya, East Germany, England, Canada and thirty two of the United States. She hopes to travel to Antarctica and Churchill, Manitoba in the future. She wants to see the polar bears.
Britney is our math teacher for First, Third, and Fifth Grade.
Britney joined BA in 2008, teaching Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades before transitioning to teaching math.
Britney has a degree in Social Work from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine and Teacher Certification from the Upper Valley Educators Institute. She is currently taking classes with the Vermont Mathematics Initiative (VMI) moving towards a Master’s in Mathematics/Teaching Mathematics.
Fun Facts: Britney met Captain Kangaroo at her parent’s bicycle store when she was 3 years old and traveled to the Galapagos Islands while in high school. She enjoys kayaking, crafting, and spending time with family.
Grades 1 and 2
Jamie joined BA in 2004.
Jamie has a BS in Education with minor in Special Education from the University of Vermont.
Fun Fact: Jamie loves learning about different cultures. She traveled through China and Mongolia during a three-week Asian studies program through the University of Vermont and has traveled around the United States with friends, visiting the Grand Canyon, the California Redwoods, Hawaii, and Alaska, to name a few. She hopes to travel more in the future, and teach or serve in other countries.
Megan is our Grades 3 and 4 teacher.
She joined BA in August, 2017.
Megan graduated from the University of Vermont in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Her last position was a third grade classroom teacher at Montgomery Elementary School.
Fun Facts: Megan grew up in Central Vermont and loves the sense of community and accessibility to the outdoors here.
Grades 5 and 6
Nancy joined BA in 1992.
She has a BA in Social Work from Ohio University & a M.Ed. from the College of St. Joseph.
Fun Facts: Nancy is the first and only sixth grade teacher at Barnard Academy. She loves to travel and has been to Italy twice and Rome once. She would like to travel to Greece and Egypt some day.
Janet joined BA in 2016.
Janet’s education includes a BA in Geology from Carleton College, in Northfield, Minnesota. She was a high school science teacher in New Hampshire for two years. Janet attained her certificate to teach K-12 Art through Upper Valley Educators Institute in 2000, and has been teaching elementary art in Vermont for 17 years.
Fun Facts: Janet has studied the art of felt making in Finland, and currently likes to use a printing press to make art. She enjoys biking and kayaking and she is proud of her two grown sons: one is a bird scientist, and one is a jewelry maker.
Jillian joined BA in 2009.
Jillian has an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from the State University of New York at Oneonta & a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York
Fun Facts: Jillian enjoys singing and the dramatic arts. She performed in plays with her high school drama club and helped in the Bridgewater Village School musical Suessical in 2012.
Lisa joined BA in 2016.
Lisa’s Education includes: a BSN in Nursing from Humboldt State University, CA
Fun Fact: she is an Organist
Library Media Specialist / Computer Lab
Eileen joined BA in 2002.
Eileen has a BA in English Literature from Wayne State University, an Endorsement as Library Media Specialist from the State of Vermont
and has a K-6 Educator License
Fun Facts: Eileen was honored by the University of Vermont as Teacher of the Year for 2011-2012. Eileen is an artist who has shown her art at Bookstock, through the ArtisTree group in Woodstock and at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon.
Sharon joined BA in 2004.
Sharon has a BA in English and Speech (theatre) from Shippensburg University and a MA in Performing Arts in Education from Goddard College
Fun Facts: Sharon was once a professional actress in New York City. She worked with Bernadette Peters and Scott McKenzie and acted in the sixties theatrical comedy The Knack, touring in the late sixties and seventies. Sharon has followed her passions and continues to enjoy traditional dance and teaching music and theatre to children.
Kipp is our Physical Education Teacher.
Kipp joined BA in August 2017.
Kipp has a Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona
Fun Facts: Kipp moved to Vermont from Alaska last year to bring his passion for the outdoors & lifetime sports to the students in this area (and of course to get some laps in on Killington’s 200+ day seasons!) He was fortunate enough while growing up in Alaska to get to do things like ski, snowboard, snowshoe, hike, bike, ice skate & whitewater kayak, and now he’s incredibly excited to get to share his experience in these activities, plus many others, with the Barnard Academy students.
Last year he taught just down the road at The Prosper Valley School, and they had an incredible year of Physical Education with the students – even piloting new programs for ice skating and golf. His teaching background is in Elementary PE & Health, youth ski coaching, and leading summer camp adventure & sports programs.
He says he truly looks forward to joining the Barnard Academy team in the fall and can’t wait to get started on fostering life-long passions for sports and outdoor activities!
Elaine joined BA in 2009.
Elaine has a BA in Hispanic Language and Literature from Boston University.
Fun Facts: Elaine attended El Instituto Internacional de Madrid, where she studied the European Union from the perspective of a European Union member. She took an art history course in the Prado Museum and has traveled extensively throughout Spain. Elaine enjoys cooking Spanish food, which isn’t easy to find in Vermont.
Hired in 1992
AS in Recreation Leadership from Post Jr. College in Waterbury CT
Various continuing education courses
Psssst… did you know that Jerri is part of the Panhandler Steel Drum Band out of Sharon? The band has been known to play at venues like the State House, Woodstock’s Alumni parade and the weekly summer Brown Bag Series in Woodstock. Jerri plays many instruments including guitar, steel drum, trumpet, alto horn, French horn, and flute.
Paula joined BA Hired in 2003.
Paula previously worked with Magic Mountain childcare.
Fun Facts: Paula has a 45-year-old red-eared slider turtle. She is passionate about photography, family, gardening, and animals. She also owns two parakeets, a golden retriever, a beta fish, and a cat.
Regi joined BA in 2010.
Regi attended Florida College.
Fun Facts: Regi worked for Contemporary Services Company as a security officer and event manager for 13 years? She covered events for the Orlando Magic and Jacksonville Jaguars as well as the Olympics in Atlanta and eleven Super Bowls.