Cynthia Belouin: Speech Language Pathologist, Royalton
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Cyndi has worked for this SU for 18 years, in all five of the former OWSU schools and preschools. Prior to 2004, Cyndi worked as an SLP and Early Childhood Program Director in Windsor Southeast SU for 16 years.  Her first job in Vermont was working as a preschool special education teacher/Director of a Developmental Center for children with significant challenges. She grew up in western Massachusetts, moved to Vermont in the 1980’s, and  graduated with her Masters from UVM in 1988. Cyndi lives in South Royalton. She has two grown daughters who graduated from South Royalton High School. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with her six grandchildren, playing in her gardens, and relaxing at her hilltop cabin in Tunbridge. Her siblings live on Cape Cod, which gives her a welcome excuse to visit the ocean. Cyndi can be reached at

Stephany Churchill: Clara Martin School-Based Clinician, Bethel
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Stephany started working at WRVMS and Bethel Elementary School at the beginning of the 2021 school year, through Clara Martin Center. She is the School-based Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has been a practicing clinician since 2017 and has extensive training in play therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and CBT. Outside of work, she spends her time being a mom, hiking, kayaking, crafting, and playing card games. You can reach Stephany at

BaDawna Gallipo: Clara Martin School-Based Clinician, Royalton
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BaDawna has called Vermont her home all her life.  One would say that she has generational roots in the Green Mountain State. BaDawna was offered the opportunity to be a part of WRVSU by Clara Martin Center in 2021 as the School Based Clinician.  She fully enjoys the welcoming community here at WRVSU.  She received her Bachelors of Social Work from Castleton University and her Masters of Social Work from University of New England.  I have been a part of the Social Work field since 2009 focusing on loving her career that has been primarily focused on supporting children and their families.  She enjoys spending time with her family, and her several pets!  BaDawna also enjoys teaching herself the art of stained glass, creative writing, and well anything that is artistic!  You can reach her at or

Ashley Grote: Coordinator of Student Services
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Ashley joined White River Valley School in 2020 as Coordinator of Student Services and works across both Bethel and Royalton campuses with all grade levels. Ashley has over 13 year of experience in both public and independent education and administration. She has a passion for education and advocacy, and prides herself in her continuous professional learning achievements. Outside of school, Ashley enjoys spending time with her children and husband, her pets, and gardening. You can reach Ashley at

Renee Mongeur: Paraeducator, Bethel
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Renee began working in WRVMS and Bethel Elementary in 2015, but has been working within the Supervisory Union since 1989. Renee has two grown children, 4 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. She loves reading, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Renee was born and raised in Vermont. You can reach her at

Shane Oakes: Student Support Coordinator
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Shane has worked as the Student Support Coordinator at the South Royalton Campus since 2019.  He has over 20 years of experience in the field of education and supporting students and families.  A husband and father to two girls, he enjoys spending time with family as well as canoeing, basketball, golf and running. You can reach Shane at

Linda Dean Orr: Speech-Language Pathologist, Bethel
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Linda enjoys working with all of our students to improve speech, language and written language skills from preschool through eighth grade. She has worked in the district since 1977 in Bethel, Stockbridge, and Rochester schools. She even worked in the one-room schoolhouse in Granville and the two-room schoolhouse in Hancock when she first started working in this district. You can reach Linda at

Jenna Ostrowski: Occupational Therapy Assistant
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Jenna started working at WRVSU in 2018 as a COTA/L. She completed her education at River Valley Community College. During one of her fieldwork experiences, she worked in an elementary school based setting when she decided that elementary school was the setting she wanted to practice in as a COTA. She currently travels between five schools in the district working with grades (prek-eighth). During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and husband, going hiking and cooking. She can be reached at

Alicia Riesterer: Occupational Therapist, Bethel
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Alicia started working in the WRVSU in 2015.  She is an Occupational Therapist at Bethel, Stockbridge, and Rochester Elementary, and the WRVMS.  She has two sons and several pets.  She is a gardener and enjoys painting in her free time.  She loves hiking with her husband and family.  She is a graduate from South Royalton High School (now WRVHS) and has resided in Bethel for the past 20 years.  One more thing, she really wants to learn how to yodel.  You can reach Alicia at

Katherine Roe: Speech Language Pathologist Assistant, Royalton
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Katherine joined the WRVSU in 2008 as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant.  She visits five schools within the district, including South Royalton. When not working, she gardens, volunteers, reads, trains a retired racehorse, and enjoys the company of her husband and three grown children. You can reach Katherine at