Heart of Education 2021

This year we congratulate an incredible batch of retiring educators. They chose to stay on one more year to see their students through a pandemic. They exemplify what it is to be dedicated educators. We wish each and every one of them a wonderful and well-deserved retirement.

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Mary Kay O’Brien

Mary Kay O’Brien, English Learner teacher at the Sustainability Academy, is retiring after 45 years of educating students.

Patty Kissell

Patty Kissell, teacher at C.P. Smith Elementary School, is retiring after about 40 years of educating students.

Carole Renca

Carole Renca, school librarian at Edmunds Middle School, is retiring after 40 years of educating students.

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler, sixth grade teacher at Edmunds Middle School, is retiring after 35+ years of educating students.

Chris Souliere

Chris Souliere, physical education teacher at C.P. Smith Elementary School, is retiring after 34 years of educating students.

Sue Marvin

Sue Marvin, special education teacher at Edmunds Middle School, is retiring after about 30 years of educating students.

Cheryl Zajan

Cheryl Zajan, school psychologist at Edmunds Middle School, is retiring after 35 years of working with students.

Nancy Nadel

Nancy Nadel, English Learner teacher at Hunt Middle School, is retiring after 24 years of educating students.

Tammy Charbonneau

Tammy Charbonneau, physical education teacher at Champlain Elementary School, is retiring after 35 years of educating students.

Tom Cummings

Tom Cummings, special education teacher at Burlington High School, is retiring after 32 years of educating students.

Sharon Weltman

Sharon Weltman, reading specialist teacher at Burlington High School, is retiring after 15 years of educating students.

Amy Bourgea

Amy Bourgea, library paraeducator at Hunt Middle School and Edmunds Middle School, is retiring after 14 years of working with students.

Kevin Cook

Kevin Cook, English teacher at Burlington High School, is retiring after 27 years of educating students.

Fran Demasi

Fran Demasi, physical education teacher at Burlington High School, is retiring after 35 years of educating and coaching students.


Many helped to make this Heart of Education come together. Thank you to everyone who pitched in. You made it happen!

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