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MBS Welcomes New Teachers for the 2013/2014 School Year!

Please join us in welcoming two teachers to Malletts Bay School!

Trudy Cioffi, who will teach third grade in MBS’s Harmony House, comes to us from Swanton School, where she taught for twenty years and where she was also a member of the school’s wellness team, a member of the literacy task force, and a mentor to new teachers.

She served as a model classroom teacher and consultant for writing expert Leah Mermelstein and has published an article in the Vermont Council on Reading Journal. A native of Fairfield, Vermont, she graduated from the University of Vermont with degrees in regular and Special Education. She has demonstrated abilities in the areas of differentiation and inclusion and has in-depth knowledge of strong classroom management skills. She was also recently recognized as an innovator in the use of technology through Project IGNITE (for more information about that, please click here).

“I loved teaching in Swanton, and I am so excited to begin a new chapter in my teaching career in Colchester,” she said. “I have heard wonderful things about the community and the schools!”

Dual certified as a special educator and currently working on a master’s degree in education, she lives in St. Albans with her husband and three sons. She enjoys watching her sons play football, hockey, and lacrosse; teaching a group fitness class at a local gym; and spending time with family and friends.

Trudy Cioffi will teach third grade at Malletts Bay School
Trudy Cioffi will teach at Malletts Bay School

Ashley DiMercurio, a Colchester resident, will teach fifth grade in Lighthouse. She joins MBS from St. Albans City School, where she taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade. She holds an undergraduate degree from Champlain College and is pursuing professional development in the area of technology integration. She has experience with collaborative teaching and a strong background in Language Arts. When she isn’t at school, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family.

If you would like more information about Malletts Bay School’s incoming teachers, please contact Principal Julie Benay at (802) 264-5900 or by e-mail (benayj@csdvt.org).

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