Andra Bowen: Elementary School Principal
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Principal Bowen has been serving as a shared Elementary principal for the Bethel and South Royalton Communities since 2019.  She has been an elementary educator since 2000 and started her career teaching first grade in Bethel.  Andra shares two beautiful daughters with her husband, Jim. She is a gardener and enjoys putting by food from her large vegetable garden.  Reading, taking walks, sitting by the fire pit at camp and spending time with family are among her favorite things to do in her free time. Andra is a Vermonter and has been a resident of Bethel for over 15 years.  You can reach Principal Bowen at

Owen Bradley: Middle School Principal
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Mr. Bradley started working as a principal on the Bethel Campus in the 2014-2015 school year. He has been the WRVMS Principal since its creation in the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. Bradley grew up in Marshfield, VT and is a graduate of Twinfield Union School, Johnson State College and UVM. Mr. Bradley is married and has three grown children and four grandchildren. Mr. Bradley loves learning. Art history and poetry are just two of the topics he enjoys studying. You can reach Mr. Bradley at or 802-234-9966.

Jeff Thomas - Incoming HighSchool Principal
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Jeff started his teaching career at South Royalton School in 1992 - 2011.  He has taught at the American Cooperative School of Tunisia, Tunbridge, Woodstock, and Hartford.  He has had many different roles from teaching Algebra, Health, Physical Education, Wellness, Athletic Director, Dean of Students, Coaching, and Independent Learning Center.  He graduated from VTC, Johnson State College, and received his Masters from SNHU.  He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, and sometimes golf.  He can be reached at

Janet Brown: Admin Assistant, Bethel
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Janet started working at  Whitcomb Jr.-Sr. High School in 1985 and continued her position when the merger happened and the school became WRVMS. She provides support for the principal as well as helps at the Royalton campus when necessary. Janet has two grown children and one grandson.  Hiking, reading, and crafting are a few of her favorite things to do in her free time. You can reach Janet at

Kendra Cole: Admin Assistant, Royalton
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Kendra grew up here in South Royalton until she moved to Asheville, North Carolina where she got a double Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Intercultural Studies. In 2017 she moved to Qingdao, China where she was teaching young children english until she was evacuated suddenly in 2020. Unable to return to China yet, Kendra has been working with us in various ways. She loves traveling, languages, reading and hippos! You can reach Kendra at

Brigid Fortner: Attendance Officer, Royalton
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Brigid has been working as an administrative assistant and attendance officer at the White River Valley School since 2021. Prior to that, she had been living in New Orleans coaching rock climbing and working in fine dining. She is excited to be living in South Royalton and looks forward to making many meaningful connections with students, their families, and the rest of the larger community! You can reach Brigid at

Yvonne McKenna: Administrative Assistant, Bethel

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