Vermont Academy has a tradition of honoring faculty, administrators and staff for their service to our school. We are so proud of our community and the fact that really, everyone is a teacher in some way since teaching moments abound both inside and outside of the classroom.
Some of the individuals mentioned today arrived under the headship of Mike Choukas, Jr., James Steindler, Peter van der Water, Bob Long, Jim Mooney and Sean Brennan.
We give these awards in Community Meeting because we are a student-centered school, and the years of service that these colleagues have given is really all about you and those who sat in these seats or seats in the Great Room, the gathering place before the Nita Choukas Theater.
30+ Years David Kinney, Maintenance - 50 years Gregory Francis, Maintenance - 36 years Eddie Mack, Maintenance - 31 years Cynthia Murphy, English Teacher and International Program Coordinator - 31 years Ethel Pike, Admissions Administrative Assistant - 30 years
10-20 Years Debra Lapatta, Dining Services - 20 years Lisa McNealus, Art Department Chair - 20 years Amanda Gilbert-Hodgson, Dean of Faculty and English Teacher - 16 years Annette Douglass, Dining Services - 16 years Joe Echanis, Science Department Chair - 16 years John Buser, Counselor - 11 years Ron Hart, Security - 11 years Christine Armiger, Science Teacher - 10 years
5-10 Years Peter Ross, Head of Dining Services - 6 years Abbey Edwards, History Department Chair - 6 years Jon Edwards, Dean of Student Life - 6 years Joanne Fuller, English Teacher - 6 years Kate Aldrich, Accountant - 6 years Robin Patch, Head of Health Services - 5 years Kirsten Beske, Counselor - 5 years Letitia Milevsky, Webmaster and Computer Science Teacher - 5 years Andrea Prozzo, Dining Services - 5 years Julie Strong, Medical Driver - 5 years Roger Johnson, Bus Driver - 5 years Heather James, Housekeeping - 5 years