Anmari began teaching at Newton in 2006 and has taught K-2, K-8 Art, and kindergarten. She guided the class structure from part to full-day kindergarten and began the school’s forest day program. She loves the big learning, curiosity, and joy of kindergartners. Anmari has a Master’s degree in Education from Naropa University and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Anmari always enjoys learning more, particularly about nature, art, and literacy. She and Ben, also a teacher, lived in Costa Rica, Oregon, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Scotland before settling down in beautiful Vermont. They live nearby with their son and two dogs and enjoy traveling, being outdoors, music, good food, reading, and biking. When not teaching you will find Anmari playing games with her son, running with the dogs, or reading a good book. You can reach her at email@example.com.
Morgan Fisk - 1st Grade Teacher
Morgan has worked at the Newton School since December 2019. She first started as a substitute teacher, then finished her student-teaching here, and is now the first grade teacher. Morgan attended Plymouth State University and earned her BS in Elementary Education with her K-6 teaching certification. When Morgan isn't teaching you can find her coaching the Hartford youth field hockey team, spending time with her family, and baking. You can reach Miss Fisk at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alaina Denney - 2nd Grade
Alaina Denney is the second grade teacher at Newton. She grew up in a steel mill town in Pennsylvania, right between Lancaster and Philadelphia. In 2012, she moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her family. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Coastal Carolina University. Alaina moved from the south to Vermont in the summer of 2021 after teaching first grade for two years. In her spare time she enjoys reading, listening to music, and visiting her family at the beach. Alaina can be reached at email@example.com.
Denise Cote - 3rd Grade Teacher
Denise came to Newton in 2011, right about the same time as Tropical Storm Irene, and has been a 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teacher. She is known for her personal library collection of over 3,000 children’s books. She worked hard to receive a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Vermont and a M.Ed. from Saint Michael’s College in Education with a concentration in reading. Her favorite part of a school day is getting to read aloud to students. She also is very passionate about teaching Plate Tectonics and has a permanent rock display in Wolf Den. Denise lives a mile from school with her two cats, Theena and Hermes. Denise enjoys gardening, swimming, riding horses, and spending time with her family. You can reach Miss Cote at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eric Walker - 4th grade
Eric hails from Michigan originally and came to Vermont in 2006 and Newton in 2012 by way of Florida, Ireland, and France. He attended the University of Florida and has a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Vermont University - Johnson and a teaching certification from the Upper Valley Educator Institute. In his former life, Eric owned a small chain of hair salons, was a real estate developer, and then had a career as a professional artist exhibiting his oil paintings in New York, Boston, and several countries in Europe. In his spare time, Eric is an avid downhill skier and supporter of SEC college sports and loves to cook gourmet meals and listen to music and travel (especially to Europe) with his wife of almost 4 decades, Suzy. They live in White River Junction with their awesomely amazing and adorable Goldendoodle, Phoebe. You can reach Eric at email@example.com.
Colin Breen - Middle School Social Studies
Colin comes from a family of teachers, which means they always have something to talk about at Thanksgiving. After graduating from Goucher College with degrees in History and English Literature, he taught English as a second language in South Korea for two years before returning to the United States to get his teaching certification from Providence College. He's taught in Providence, Boston, and now Strafford. He's a big fan of basketball, photography, taking his dog for walks, the history of everyday objects, and (of course) smooth jazz. You can reach Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julia Cicchetti - Middle School Language Arts
Julia Cicchetti (pronounced: chick-etti) is new this year at The Newton School. Julia is from Vermont and has lived here her whole life. This is her 11th year teaching and she is very excited to become a part of this community! Julia loves to read and be outside. She has a horse named Penny, a dog named Cricket, and two step sons she loves to hang out with!
Erik Reimanis - Middle School Math
Erik Reimanis started teaching middle school math and science full time at the Newton School in 2019. Erik was the part time music teacher for five years before that. He spent his childhood in semi-rural New York State and also the African country of Nigeria for two years. As a young one, he traveled to many other parts of the globe. After graduating from the University of Rochester in New York, Erik worked for environmental causes, met Kate (the love of his life!), got married and raised two beautiful children in South Strafford. He loves playing piano and guitar, exploring nature and natural phenomena, working hard and has a large organically managed vegetable garden. He has lived in South Strafford, in the house that he and Kate built, since 2004. You can reach Erik at email@example.com.
Jasmine Tremblay - Middle School Science
Jasmine moved back to her hometown of Thetford, VT in 2018 with her family, where she began her journey at Newton. She has earned a Master’s of Education degree from Southern New Hampshire University. She is passionate about facilitating personal learning and STEM experiences with middle school students. She has been teaching for more than 18 years, and has been fortunate enough to experience opportunities like leading a learning studio through Digital Promise, speaking at the VSTA conference, the NSTA STEM Conference, and helping students compete at events like VTC’s Bridge Building, World Drinking Water Week, VT Arbor Day tree art, and Green Up Day. Jasmine enjoys being creative, laughing and being with friends & family. To learn more about her, you can visit her websiteteachingwithtremblayor contact her firstname.lastname@example.org.
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