Academic Support


Tom Row L-R: Lorraine Bramble, Joni Bonello, Brin Tucker. Bottom Row L-R: Liz Bassett, Dianne Clouet, Sarah Simon 

Dianne Clouet

Dianne Clouet has been an educator in Vermont for 25 years. She has worked with students from the preschool to the college level in a variety of public settings. S


She lives in an old Victorian next to the Green Street School, and loves being part of the community that the school serves. Dianne loves gardening in the cottage garden style, cooking, and reading fiction.

At Green Street School, Dianne Clouet has served a dual role of enrichment teacher and academic support teacher for the last four years. As an enrichment teacher, Dianne provides extra challenge to small groups, and she currently works with grades 3 through 6. Each year she supports student learning at various grade levels as an academic support teacher.


Dianne also helps to develop school-wide enrichment programing. Examples of this school-wide enrichment in past years are the Nimbus Dance Works residency and performances in May 2016, and the two year series of drumming workshops with musician Todd Roach in 2014 and 2015.   Click to view Dianne's Enrichment Webpage

Joni Bonello

Joni Bonello has been an educator in Brattleboro Schools for 31 years.  She has worked as a classroom teacher in grades 4 - 6 and as an Academic Support Teacher in grades 1 - 6.  Currently she is co-teaching math in grades 3 & 4 while providing Academic Support in grades 3, 4, and 6.


Joni completed her undergraduate work at the University of Vermont graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  She returned to the University of Vermont where she joined the Vermont Mathematics Institute and graduated with a masters degree in Education and Curriculum Instruction.


Joni resides in Brattleboro with her husband and is the proud mother of adult sons.   Also an adoring grandmother, she is always ready to share photos/videos of her young grandchildren.  


When not teaching or visiting family living throughout the United States, Joni enjoys many activities which include reading, paper crafts, sewing, painting, visiting antique shops, and walking. 

Sarah Simon

Sarah has been working at Green St. School for the past 7 years. Before becoming an AST she taught first grade here for five years. This will be her third year working as an AST teacher at our school. Sarah has worked in second grade, fifth grade, and sixth grade. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Both of these degrees are from Keene State College.


Sarah became a teacher after being inspired by her second grade teacher. Her second grade teacher always made school fun and Sarah wanted to do the same thing for future kids. She loves to see kids learn and get excited when they have mastered a skill they have been struggling with.


When not at school Sarah spends time with her husband, her son and a daughter to come. When she has spare time she enjoys traveling with her family, reading, and shopping.

Academic Coach

Brin Tucker

Excited about learning and passionate about supporting growth and discovery, Brin Tucker has been working with students in grades K-8 since 2003.


After receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Corporate Communication from Ithaca College and working in the business world, she went back to school to pursue her passion, teaching.  Brin received a Master’s of Education degree from Antioch University New England.  


Since, she has taught at an integrated arts-based independent school, Academy School, Green Street School, and even for a year in India.  Additionally, Brin served as instructional coach for teachers around the WESEU district for several years.  Each experience has helped create a recipe for growth and incorporation of new learning into her teaching practice. 


When Brin is not discussing great reads with students, engaging in fascinating math problem solving, or developing integrated units of study with peer teachers, you can find her on the slopes, at the beach, traveling to a new exciting place to practice speaking Spanish or French, or exploring the forest with her husband and two children who are also Green Street Geckos.

A Graduate of Keene State College, Lorraine earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education.


During thirty years of teaching and graduate work, she has earned certification in many reading programs including, Reading Recovery, Wilson Reading System and Linda Mood-Bell.


Her many years of experience include Special Education K-3, Classroom K-2, Reading Specialist K-2 , and currently works as an Academic Support Teacher for grades 1-3 reading and math.

Lorraine lives in New Hampshire with her husband, a retired teacher, and her daughter who is
currently a senior at UVM.


When she is not teaching she enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking,skating and skiing.

Lorraine Bramble