Third Grade

Abby Maiello

3rd Grade

This is Mrs. Maiello's fourth year teaching third grade. After working in elementary schools since 2007, Mrs. Maiello graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. In the summer of 2020 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, playing with her dog Banjo, reading and being crafty.

Carrie Lane

3rd Grade

Carrie is a paraeducator on the third grade team. Before Academy, she has previously worked with preschoolers and sixth graders and all grades in between. Carrie brings joy, creativity and a nurturing approach to the school community.

Chloe Wolfman

3rd Grade

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 Geidel

3rd Grade

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.

Ryan Cutting

3rd Grade

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 6th year of teaching spending 4 school years as an Academic Support Teacher in Windham Central Supervisory Union. Ryan is starting his second year at Academy School and is extremely excited to be part of Academy's 3rd grade team 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 Peterson

3rd Grade

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.