Parker Audsley: Technology Support Specialist, Bethel
Parker started working at the WRVS Bethel Campus in 2020. He supports students and staff with technology for the whole building (PreK-8). He is licensed in Mathematics Education for grades 7-12, has his Master's in Mathematics Education, and has his Google Teacher Level 1 Certification. Despite his background being in Math Education, Parker enjoys working in IT to problem solve and help students and staff with a wide variety of technological issues. Parker believes in being a lifelong learner so he often spends his free time furthering his knowledge of education, technology, and any other (seemingly random) topic that piques his interest. Parker is often described by others as helpful, kind, and generous. You can reach Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom Chesley: Electric Lunch Lady Land
Tom was born in September in the year of the Lord 1900 and 72 in Poughkeepsie NY. 6 months later his father took a job in Attica Correctional Facility. Whereupon the family headed west. Tom spent the next 24 years growing up in Attica and rooting for the Buffalo Bills. In September of ‘96 Tom headed east to Vermont for the first time having completed degrees in Criminal Justice and Forest Technology respectively. A proud graduate of The NYS Ranger School class of ‘96 in Wanakena NY. He went to work for a company called Chippers in South Pomfret. In October of ‘98 ‘ol Tommy boy once again headed west. This time all the way to Portland Oregon. He spent the next 5 years working for Asplundh Tree service. In ‘03 it was time to head south to the city of Tampa where he went to work for Cott beverages. A company he worked for while attending community college for his criminal justice degree. In 2011 it was time to leave the land of the newly wed and nearly dead and make his triumphant return to Vermont. Whence once again he went to work for Chippers. In 2016 he retired from tree work and went to work at On The River Inn in Woodstock. He left there in 2020 and then….pandemic. In the summer of 2021 he was reunited with a former co-worker Bonnie Van Fossen at Onion Flats. They has previously worked together at Tessie’s tavern. He asked Bonnie about working at the school. She said they were looking for someone and I should go talk to Mischa Johnson…..and wah la….there he was. A lunch lady. You can reach Tom at email@example.com.
Julie Mabey: Child Nutrition, Royalton
Julie started working at the South Royalton School in 2014 in the Child Nutrition Department/Cafeteria. She has a degree from Keene State College and worked as a Conservation Picture Framer and Designer. A life long Upper Valley resident, married with 2 children. Julie enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking and traveling. She is a volunteer with the Wildcat Music Boosters and a costume designer for the WRVHS theater. Julie can be reached at Jmabey@wrvsu.org
Jill Dorman: Child Nutrition, Royalton
Jill started working for WRVSU at the Bethel Campus in March 2020 and moved to the South Royalton Campus September 2020. She has worked in food service since 2004 and loves to cook, and loves feeding kids!! Jill lives in Sharon with her husband and children. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Eggum: Head Custodian, Royalton
Lori had lived her whole life in Vermont until she met her husband to be in 1982. Her husband David was in the Air Force stationed in Arizona. They had 2 kids while stationed there. Lori worked on a huge cattle ranch(10,000) head of cattle. I raised the babies in my own barn.My barn held 256 babies and in winter time it was full. My first baby calf died and I cried like a baby. I handled vaccines for the whole dairy. I had a huge walk-in refrigerator in my barn which held the medicine and I had to keep track of what came and went for medicine. It also held soda and juices for the feed truck drivers on the dairy. Wonderful people I worked with and for. Lived in Arizona for 9 years. The base we were on closed so we got orders to GrandForks, North Dakota for 8 years.In that time her husband had been to Iraq, Turkey and Saudi when the war broke out. He also traveled the world while we were stationed there. Lori worked at a golf course and then became a head cook at the military child care center for 5 years. Dave retired, we moved to Georgia for a year. We loved it, but we decided we needed to be near family and decided to move back to Vermont. Dave went to Orange County Sheriff's Department, got a job and was a Deputy sheriff for 20 years. Lori worked for Susan Bradford in Bradford Vermont making sheepskin hats, mittens and coats full time, worked part time cleaning houses and worked part time at the Comfort Inn in Berlin for 3 years. Then business went way down so she got laid off at Susan’s. Bought a house in Tunbridge Vermont. Applied for a job at SouthRoyalton school as a sub. Got called a few days later to work full time. Daughter Rachel graduated from Oxbow, had a baby girl and started taking college classes for nursing.Rachel is now a school nurse in Woodstock High School.Son Joshua graduated from South Royalton High School. He went into the Air Force and now is stationed in Maryland and he is soon to retire in 2 ½ years. Dave and Lori’s Oldest Granddaughter Audrey is a Sophomore in Providence Rhode Island College. She wants to be a Radiologist. Ryan is a Freshman in Woodstock, Claira is pre-k in Woodstock Elementary school. Aisha is 5 and goes to school in Maryland and Jayden is 10 months old. We also have a granddaughter that lives in Arizona with her Mom. Trinity is 13. Lori and Dave spend as much time as possible with our kids and Grandkids. We enjoy visiting family when given the chance, gardening( vegetables that is.) Watching movies, playing card games,reading, camping and just relaxing. September 9th will be 20 years for Lori working here in SouthRoyalton Elementary - White River Valley High School. It has been a wonderful ride all these years traveling and ending up working here in Royalton. I have met so many wonderful kids and parents. Watched my first Kindergarten class graduate. That was exciting. Lori hopes to watch many more. It is wonderful working and belonging here to the Royalton Community. Tunbridge is also a Wonderful Community and the Tunbridge Fair is Exciting. Watching all the kids and Families having a great time. We walk to the fair grounds because we live close by. It is Amazing how many people we have met and grown up with here over the years. Lori can be reached at email@example.com.
Colleen Greene: Custodian , Royalton
Colleen started working as the WRVHS as the custodian in 2021 after living in Southern RI all her life. She studied Business Management at Johnson and Wales University while serving as the assistant director of print and mail services at the university. Leaving J&W she served 21 years as print and mail site manager for Ricoh USA for what she feels is a more fulfilling job as a part of the community. Loving life in Vermont, she spends her free time reading and listening to music and does silver and metalsmithing when not outside. She has two grown children, Aaron who lives in town with his wife and many pets, and Sarah back in RI with her fiancee on their small farm. You can reach Colleen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mischa Johnson: Child Nutrition Director
Mischa started working in WRUD in July 2020. She and her family moved to Vermont from Cape Cod, Mass in 2003. Mischa lives in Randolph near her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Her passion is her work, and with her position she is able to visit all school cafeterias within WRVSU and learn new ways to entice students to eat school meals. Mischa also enjoys spending time with her family, watching documentaries and true crime. Mischa can be reached email@example.com.
Scott Putney: Child Nutrition Cashier, Bethel
Scott grew up in Bethel, graduated from Whitcomb HS and Champlain College. He ran the family business, Spaulding Press, for 40 years, was on the board of directors at the White River Credit Union (17 years) and Mascoma Bank(15 years). He has been a member of many area groups and most proud of being The Chair Of The Board at The Bethel Area Rotary Club Youth Exchange, sending and receiving high school students to and from area high schools in Bethel, Rochester and South Royalton. Scott is currently the lunch cashier at WRUD in Bethel on the Child Nutrition team since 2020 in a position that allows him to have the same time off as his grandchildren. Scott can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas Kennedy: Child Nutrition, Bethel
Doug has been working at the Bethel School since 2019 making delicious meals for the students and staff. He has been working in the Child Nutrition field for the past 20 years, 18 of them in Woodstock. A Stockbridge resident for the past 30 years, Doug enjoys life with his wife, Kim, and his offspring, which includes 5 children and 2 grandchildren. Aside from cooking, Doug likes to work and spends his days raising his chickens and 1 pet turkey. Doug can be reached at email@example.com.
Ed Nichols: Technical Support Specialist
Ed has been supporting technology since 2019 at the South Royalton School. Has been doing tech work professionally since 2009. Ed is a Vermont local who hails from the Randolph area and is a father of 2. You can contact Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonnie Van Fossen: Child Nutrition, Bethel
Bonnie has been working at the White River Supervisory Union since 2010, she currently works in the Bethel kitchen but has spent most of her employment in South Royalton. Originally from Philadelphia, Bonnie has lived in Royalton for the past 35 years with her husband Bill where they have raised 3 daughters who all graduated from Royalton High School. She has a passion for sewing and earned a degree in Textile Design. Bonnie put that degree to good use while still living in Philadelphia by owning a Children’s Costume Design store for 12 years and when she moved to Vermont she made costumes for the South Royalton Players from 2006-2021. Bonnie can be reached at email@example.com.
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