Abby Maiello is so excited to be teaching the remote third grade class at Academy School! This is Mrs. Maiello's third year teaching third grade. She formally was known as Ms. Wicker, but she got married this past July! Mrs. Maiello graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. This summer she graduated with her Master's Degree in Teaching Math K-8 and Teacher Leadership. Mrs. Maiello loves all the learning and fun she gets to have with her students. She creates a learning environment where students work as a team, and they feel comfortable to take risks. Mrs.Maiello loves to incorporate a passion of her's into her classroom, theater! Mrs. Maiello loves (in no particular order) board games, Boston sports, spending time with her family and friends, reading and sewing costumes for plays.
Chloe received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from UVM, and is now finishing her Master’s degree in Nature Based Early Childhood Education at Antioch University New England. She has 6 years of experience teaching in a variety of settings, from Early Head Start to Waldorf preschool. Chloe first came to Academy as a long-term substitute, and is excited to be staying in third grade as a full time classroom teacher. She creates an innovative classroom community founded on academic achievement, mindfulness, and a connection to the natural world.
Jane graduated from Simmons College with degrees in Psychology and Teaching. Before coming to Academy School in 2017, Jane spent 12 years teaching third grade in Northfield, MA. Jane uses her knowledge of child development to guide her teaching. She works to make sure students feel involved and invested in their own learning process. She believes that students thrive when they feel like important members of a strong class community.
Marc began working in schools at an elementary school in Bellows Falls, VT as a 2nd grade paraeducator. He is very excited to join Academy School as a 3rd grade classroom paraeducator. Marc has great passion working with kids. He really enjoys building relationships with each student and watching them grow not only as a student but as an individual. Marc really values teaching kids how to connect with others and build good relationships. He also enjoys teaching kids how to feel good about themselves so they become available to learn not only in the classroom but in life as well. When not at school Marc enjoys coaching basketball, spending time with family and friends, and playing golf.
Ryan graduated with his bachelor's degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire in 2012. He then received his masters in Elementary Education and Special Education from Antioch University New England in 2016. Ryan is entering his 5th year of teaching spending the last 4 school years as an Academic Support Teacher in Windham Central Supervisory Union and primarily at NewBrook Elementary School. Ryan worked with grades K-6 while at NewBrook Elementary and is extremely excited to join Academy's 3rd grade team this year as an Academic Support Teacher. Ryan enjoys experiencing and being a part of the growth that students endure while feeling safe, trusted, and cared for at school.
Tess graduated with her master's degree in Elementary Education from Quinnipiac University in 2007. This is Tess's 14th year in the classroom. She began her career in Utah teaching 2nd grade for 6 years. Then she moved to Vermont and became an Academy Star. She taught 5th grade for 5 years and has been teaching 3rd grade for the last 2 years. She loves the infectious enthusiasm that students bring to the classroom and works hard to make each day fun and exciting for her students and making sure her students feel a sense of belonging.
Third grade is an exciting year filled with deep thinking, expansive learning, and tons of fun! It’s a big transition year. This is the year students begin to apply foundational skills in reading, writing, and math in order to learn about the world around them. We are committed to fostering independence, positive peer relationships, math problem solvers, scientific thinkers, and engaged writers.