Brenda, Assistant Teacher

Currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teacher at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2021.

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Alyson Ruby Grzyb, Director
 

 

Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Connecticut State University and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Trinity College.
 

Vermont State Level II Educator’s License for Early Childhood Education (birth through grade 1). Head Teacher Certificate, State of CT Department of Public Health. Teaching Experience: headteacher—Happy Days Playschool, VT; teacher of preschool and infant/toddler—Child
Development Center, CT. Lead teacher at Bennington College Early Childhood Center 2005-2009,Lead Teacher/Co-Director at Bennington Early Childhood Center 2009-2019, Director at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2019. 

 

2017 graduate of the Early Childhood Leadership Institute through the Snelling Center for Government.  Northern Lights Career Ladder Level VB.

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Laura Mason, Lead Teacher

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Organizational Management from Ashford University.
 

Laura formerly ran her own registered home childcare.  Employed at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2016.  Northern Lights Career Ladder Level IVA.

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Ruth Treweek, Lead Teacher

 

Completed the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Care and Education course. Associate’s Degree in Liberal Studies from the Community College of Vermont.  Working toward a Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Northern Vermont University. Northern Lights Career Ladder Level III. 
 

Assistant Teacher at the Bennington Early Childhood Center 2018-2021, Lead teacher since 2021.

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Madalyn Olson, Lead Teacher

Completed the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Care and Education course.  Currently working toward an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Community College of Vermont. Northern Lights Career Ladder Level II.  
 

Assistant Teacher at the BECC 2014-2021, Lead Teacher since 2021.

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Melanie Harris, Lead Teacher

 

Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Psychology from SUNY New Paltz.
Previous work experience as a mental health worker at Four Winds Saratoga, an assistant at a registered home childcare, and a substitute teacher at the Bennington Early Childhood Center 2014-2015,

 

Lead Teacher since 2015. Northern Lights Career Ladder Level IVA.

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Katharine Scott, Lead Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College.  Masters Degree in Education with an Early Childhood specialization from Capella University. Previous classroom experience in New York State public schools.  

 

Lead Teacher at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2019. Northern Lights Career Ladder Level VA.

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Rachel Tidwell, Kitchen Manager/Floater Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Studies from Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.  Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Community College of Vermont.   

 

Assistant Teacher and Lead Summer Camp Counselor at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2012.  Northern Lights Career Ladder Level IVA.

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Jackie Byer, Assistant Teacher

Completed Fundamentals of Early Childhood Care and Education.
Assistant Teacher at Bennington College Early Childhood Center 2006-2007, and Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2013.  Northern Lights Career Ladder Level I.

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Martha, Assistant Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Hampshire College. Master’s Degree in Social Justice from SIT Graduate Institute. Completed 12 college credits in Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teacher at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2021.

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Heather Mason, Assistant Teacher

Completed the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Care and Education course. Assistant Teacher at the Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2016.  Northern Lights Career Ladder Level I.

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Julie, Assistant Teacher

Currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teacher at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2021.

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Amanda, Assistant Teacher

Currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education courses at Community College of Vermont, three credits complete. Assistant Teacher at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2021.

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Alyissa, Assistant Teacher

Completed the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Care and Education course. Assistant Teacher at the Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2021.

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Celina Huckaba, Assistant Teacher

Completed the Fundamentals of Early Childhood Care and Education course. Bachelor’s Degree in  Computer Science from Lyndon State College. Assistant Teacher at the Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2020. Northern Lights Career Ladder Level I.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Amy Myers, Assistant Teacher

Currently enrolled in Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education. Assistant Teacher at Bennington Early Childhood Center since 2021.