• Adam Bunting    Adam Bunting, Superintendent

    Adam Bunting has served as Principal at Champlain Valley Union High School since 2015. After working as an English teacher and House Director at CVU, he joined Montpelier High School as Principal from 2012-2015. While he loved Montpelier, Adam couldn’t pass up the opportunity to return to CVU, his alma mater. Since returning, Adam has worked (with an amazing faculty and staff) to create personalized, transformative learning experiences for all students. Adam has been published in several educational journals and books such as Edutopia, Principal Leadership, and The Courage to Teach. In addition, Adam worked as a featured presenter in Coalition of Essential Schools and League of Innovative Schools conferences. In 2018, Adam was named the Vermont Principal of the Year. He serves on the Governor’s Opioid Coordination Council, the Vermont Voices Project, the Vermont Principals Association, and New England Secondary Schools Coalition. When Adam isn’t in the halls of CVU, you can find him coaching one of his two daughters, fishing, running, eating Doritos, or making feeble attempts at playing baseball in a senior league. Adam received his M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in English and Education from Connecticut College.

  •  gary marckres  Gary Marckres, COO

    Gary joined CVSD as the Chief Operations Officer in 2022 after serving four years as the Director of Operations and Financial Management for the South Burlington School District. Prior to entering school operations management, Gary served 31 years in the Army in various leadership roles to include six years as the Commandant of an Army Education Institute. During his Army career, he served 10 years as a school board member and several years as the Chair of both the Grand Isle and Champlain Islands Board of School Directors. He earned a BS in Business Administration and Organizational Development in 2012 from Post University through career lifelong learning while serving in the military. Born in Bennington Vermont, Gary now lives in Essex with his three children and their golden retriever. He enjoys golf, fishing, running, and being outdoors. 

  • sarah crum   Sarah Crum, Director of Learning and Innovation

    Sarah assumed the role of Director of Learning and Innovation in 2022. Prior to that, she was the Director of Student Services for the Williston Schools. She has spent most of her professional career in Vermont as a Special Educator at CVU. Prior to teaching in Vermont, she taught high school English in Telluride, Colorado, and English as a second language in France. She has a Bachelor's Degree in English, Secondary Education, and Special Education from Vanderbilt University, a Masters in Curriculum from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a reading endorsement from the University of Vermont. Sarah believes in an inclusive model of student services and advocates for a collaborative model of differentiation to ensure that all students are integrated into the learning environment. Outside of school, she spends time traveling and playing outdoors with her husband and three children and reading whenever she can grab a quiet moment. 

  • anna couperthwait   Anna Couperthwait, Director of Student Support Services

    Anna joined CVSD as the Director of Student Support Services in 2022. Prior to that, she was the Director of Special Services at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg. She graduated from CVU in 1988 and liked it so much that she returned, first as a special educator and then as an administrator. Anna received her Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Vermont and her Master's degree in Special Education from Lesley College. Her professional experience includes being a 1st and 2nd-grade classroom teacher, a Reading Recovery teacher, and a special educator at every grade level. She's been lucky enough to teach in a variety of places, including the suburbs of Boston, Chicago, and Atlanta, but is happy to be settled back in Vermont. Anna is a strong advocate of inclusion and the belief that all students belong to all of us. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntington. When she is not working, you can find her cheering on her girls at ski races, traveling, or spending time outdoors.

  • asma abunaib   Asma Abunaib, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Asma is a community development strategist and analyst with more than 15 years of experience in conflict transformation, peace-building, leadership and community coalition building, training and capacity building, project management, gender mainstreaming, inclusive adult education, intercultural communication, monitoring and evaluation, and policy advocacy. She served in relief and development programs in national, international, and United Nations agencies. She has extensive experience with management, design, implementation, facilitation, and co-facilitation of conflict analysis, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, humanitarian coordination, and financial literacy/capability training and coaching. Asma has a master’s degree in intercultural service leadership and management and a doctorate degree in educational leadership and policy studies. She worked for a social services agency (Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity -CVOEO) developing and implementing a culturally responsive curriculum and a culturally responsive coaching session process for New American populations in the State of Vermont. She also serves as Senior Advisor for Three Stones International, LLC on Adult Education, Facilitation, and Dialogue, connecting and networking with local civil society across Africa.