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Fourth Grade

Amy Stevens

4th Grade

Amy is a para in Fourth Grade.

Anissa Amidon

4th Grade/ Special Ed.

Anissa is a general ed. 4th grade para and a Special Ed. para

Anne Moore Odell

4th Grade

A native Vermonter, Anne lives in Brattleboro with her husband, two sons, dog, and three cats. She earned an undergraduate degree in English from Middlebury College, M.F. A. in poetry from Western Michigan University and her teaching degree from Upper Valley Educators Institute. Running, reading, writing, cooking, playing board games, and sewing are some of her favorite activities.

Kate Rabideau

4th Grade

Kate has been a member of the fourth grade team since 2007. She has been teaching for more than 25 years. Kate grew up in the area and lives with her husband and three daughters in Dummerston. She has an undergraduate degree from Keene State College and a postgraduate degree from the University of Vermont. In her free time, Kate enjoys reading, family time, and caring for their horses and cats. Kate believes that all students have the opportunity to be active learners, productive citizens of their community, and achieve success in their own ways.

Mary Beth Porter

4th Grade

Mary Beth, a veteran classroom teacher and special educator, works as an Academic Support Teacher for fourth grade. In this capacity, she provides support and interventions for students in Literacy and Math. Her goal is to help every student achieve their personal best at school.
Some of her favorite activities include walking/hiking trails, reading, gardening, and cooking. She has a super-cute young dog named Rudy.

Sarah Coughlin

4th Grade

Sarah lives in Vernon with her husband, three sons, two dogs and cat. She is a former Academy Star, and is excited to be the most recent member of the 4th grade team! She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology & education from Mount Holyoke College, and is pursuing her Master’s in Education with a concentration on outdoor education and project-based learning. When she isn’t teaching, she can be found outside in nature, kayaking, hiking, gardening, listening to live music or reading. She also enjoys creating art with natural materials and learning about ancient history.

Fourth grade is going to be an exciting academic year for your child. We believe that Fourth Grade is a time for student growth and transitioning into becoming independent learners.  Fourth grade standards focus on developing the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that students will need to be successful throughout their academic careers.  We are committed to helping each student become more confident in their abilities as thinkers and learners.  

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