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School Board Members

  • Angela Arsenault

     Angela Arsenault

      Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

     I've been a freelance writer and journalist for more than 20 years and have covered a variety of interest areas – from celebrity profiles to parenting and gender issues. I am also a State     Representative serving on the Judiciary Committee. 

     Q: Why do you serve on the school board?

     I serve on the school board because I believe in the importance of representative democracy and bringing all voices to the conversation. This is particularly true in the education realm. 

    Q: What brings you joy?

    Dancing with my kids; gathering with my family; the rebirth of spring

    Q: Tell us about your family. 

    I live with my husband, two kids, and one very smart dog. I’m exceedingly fortunate to have many family members, including my parents, my three siblings, nieces and nephews, in-laws, and others close-by in Vermont. I also have a beautiful “framily” of friends and kids growing and learning together as we navigate life, parenthood, childhood, and becoming who we are.

  • Lindsay C Lindsay Colf

     Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

     I taught middle school language arts and high school English in traditional and alternative public schools for over a decade in Northern Virginia before moving to Vermont, my forever home.

     Q: Why do you serve on the school board?

     Proudly representing Vermont's smallest town, I serve on the school board, tutor, and mentor to stay current and involved in education until I return to the classroom and/or achieve my dream of opening a local teen center focused on academics, creativity, and wellness. 

    Q: What brings you joy?

    Road tripping to visit cousins and friends, boating and listening to music with my parents, and camping and sitting fireside with my family and neighbors 

    Q: Tell us about your family. 

    Joel and I have two kids in Williston schools and two Siamese cats. Our close friend Chomp the Dragon (Champ's cousin) is the St. George mascot. 

  • Dave Connery

     Dave Connery 

     Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

     I am a graduate of UVM’s School of Engineering, and currently work as a helmet design engineer for Burton.

     Q: Why do you serve on the school board?

     I’ve returned to the school board after a three year break, having previously served for eight years on the board.

    Q: What brings you joy?

    Riding bikes, refereeing ice hockey, and hiking with JJ.

    Q: Tell us about your family. 

    I live in Shelburne with my wife, our two kids who both attend CVU, and our Boston Terrier, JJ Abrams.

  • Erin Henderson

    Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

    I’m the Organizational and Workforce Development Director for DCF (Department for Children and Families). I plan, organize, and support employee development programs such as training and recognition, and work closely with HR to support employees. 

    Previously, I worked for 15 years as a high school English teacher in New Hampshire, Singapore, and California. 

    Q: Why do you serve on the school board?

    I have professional experience with education and the personal experience of my children having gone through the CVSD system. I am proud of our district and would like to help support its continued success.

    Q: What brings you joy?

    Warm weather, sunshine, spending time with my family, being outdoors, running, walking, hiking, and traveling.

    Q: Tell us about your family. 

    I have three children – two boys who have graduated from CVU and a daughter who is currently a sophomore. My husband and I moved our family back to Vermont 10 years ago, after spending 15 years in California. My parents and sister still live in Addison County, where I grew up.

  • Erika Lea

     

    Erika Lea 

    Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

    I am currently the Coordinator of First Year Transitions & Wellbeing Initiatives at Champlain College. Prior to working at Champlain, I was the Director of Counseling at a boarding school in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. I also directed a large summer youth employment program for 14-24 year-olds in Sunset Park, Brooklyn for 8 years.

    Q: Why do you serve on the school board? 

    I care deeply about the well-being of families and children and believe that schools and classrooms are foundational elements in a healthy community. 

    Q: What brings you joy? 

    The outdoors, watching our pets be hilarious, family laughter, good books, and good friends. 

    Q: Tell us about your family: 

    I live with my husband, three kids, two dogs, one rabbit, and a handful of fish and chickens. 

  • Meghan Siket Meghan Siket 

     Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

     I have served for the past five years as Associate General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Vermont. Before that, I was a partner in a law firm in Providence, RI. My areas of focus are labor and employment law, education law, and litigation.

     Q: Why do you serve on the school board?

     My family has had a positive experience at CCS since we moved here in 2018, and my goal as a School Board member is to help ensure that all families, as well as educators and staff, continue to have a positive experience in our public schools!

    Q: What brings you joy?

    Hiking, downhill and XC skiing

    Q: Tell us about your family. 

    My husband is an ER doctor at UVM Medical Center. We have two school-aged kids, two dogs, seven hens, and a hamster.

  • Cassandra Townshend

     Dr. Cassandra Townshend

     Q: Tell us a bit about your professional experience.

      I am the Co-Director of Building Effective Supports for Teaching (BEST) and VT Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBIS) Project at the University of Vermont. Before joining UVM, I worked in various roles in education,   including an elementary/middle school paraeducator, high school social worker, behavior specialist, outpatient adolescent clinician, director of special education (Charlotte Central School), and director of behavior systems (CVSD).

     Q: What brings you joy?

     I enjoy juggling the busy schedules of my kids who attend HCS, talking about education with my husband (a teacher at a local career and technical education high school), coaching and serving as a board member of the Iroquois Soccer Club, and hiking in the Hinesburg Town Forest with my family, and fun-loving yellow lab, Cheddar.