Hi, I'm Maddy or Miss Maddy, whichever you prefer! I grew up in Dummerston, Vermont and attended Dummerston Elementary and Brattleboro Union High School.
I went to Connecticut College for my undergraduate degree, where I studied History and Art, and to RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) for my masters in Art and Design Education. Since graduating from BUHS in 2010 I've lived in seacoast Connecticut, New Hampshire's White Mountains, Philadelphia, PA, Providence, RI and New York's Hudson Valley.
I taught after-school art programs and worked in art museums before realizing that I truly love schools and school communities and became an elementary school art teacher in 2020.
I love being a Vermonter again and spend my free time enjoying all things Vermont--walking and running in the woods, stacking wood, making art and puppet shows, cooking, and eating cheese, cider, and apples. I live in Brattleboro with my partner Adam and our cat Banana.
Patty Meyer is a choral conductor, pianist, flutist and music educator located in Brattleboro, VT. She earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts with a focus on piano performance from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME and her master’s degree in choral, general and instrumental music education from Boston University.
Patty has taught music, coached musicians and performed in ensembles throughout the Brattleboro Area for the past 23 years. She lives with her husband in Guilford, VT and enjoys gardening, hiking, skiing, and their cats and dog.
Greg is beginning his third year as technology integration specialist at Green Street School. Greg spent the previous ten years working at various elementary schools around Windham county as technology specialist and technology integration specialist. He enjoys working closely with classroom teachers to get the most out of technology in their instruction.
Prior to entering the world of education Greg has spent over 20 years working in the private sector for technology based firms ranging from web hosting and internet security companies.
Greg has a B.A.. in Business information Systems from UMASS and M.A. in Computing in Education at Columbia University Teachers College, and M.Ed in Educational Leadership.
I have been teaching French since 1991. I have worked at Wilmington Middle/High School, Deerfield Valley Elementary School, the Putney School, Brattleboro Union High School, the School for International Training, and Green Street School (17 years here now!).
I first went to France when I was 13 and I have been back there over a dozen times since then, the most recent time being the summer of 2023. I have also travelled with students to Switzerland and Quebec many times.
In addition to French, I speak Russian. During college I lived in Moscow for 4 months. I am currently studying Yiddish, and I also know a little Spanish, German, Italian, and Dutch. I have a Bachelor's degree in Russian Language and Literature from Bryn Mawr College and a Master's degree in Teaching and Curriculum from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Besides loving foreign languages, I really love to bicycle for vacation. I have ridden my bicycle across the US from east to west; the length of the UK from south to north; multiple-week trips in Quebec, Nova Scotia, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France, Poland, the Czech Republic and dozens of US states. I also love to play the violin (at School Sing and in a local orchestra), knit, cook, bake, garden, and read!