Kelly started her journey in the field of Special Education about 13 years ago in Denver, CO working as a para-educator in an community-based, intensive classroom for kids with Autism. She immediately fell in love with the field and has never looked back.
She got her Master’s of Special Education at the University of Colorado, Denver in 2007 and has been teaching ever since.
Kelly believes that all kids can and will learn. She loves problem solving and thinking creatively to better meet the needs of all students. She truly couldn’t imagine herself in any other profession. She loves her job and is consistently excited to see what each new day brings.
She has a great partner, Jim and one amazing little girl, Aruna. They live in Brattleboro with their cat, Saturn.
Viki Caruso began her teaching career 21 years ago as a special educator in New Jersey after graduating from Trenton State College, now known as the College of New Jersey, with a B.S. in Psychology and Education.
She then moved to Brattleboro where she worked as a special education teacher, an educational case manager, consultant, and evaluator. During this time she earned her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Vermont. She also spent six years teaching in Massachusetts. She is thrilled to be back at Green Street School.
She believes in working collaboratively with families and school staff to meet the needs of all students. When not teaching, Viki enjoys spending time with her family, which includes, but is not limited to, her two daughters and two black cats.
Speech & Language Pathologist
Catharine Hamilton decided to pursue Speech and Language Pathology 10 years after graduating college. She finished her graduate degree in Communications Disorders from the UMass in February 2000. She did her Clinical Fellowship Year at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass. and later went on to earn a Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study from Elms College in August 2011. She was hired by this school district in August 2002 and has worked in all the elementary schools at various times including Green Street in 2014-2015. She currently serves both Green Street students as well as 3 to 5 year old children within Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE). Being back at Green Street a few days a week is wonderful.
Born in NYC, she spent summers in this area and decided to live here year round after graduating college. When not working she enjoys time with her granddaughter, kayaking, taking long walks, snowshoeing, gardening and sharing it all with the love of her life.
She feels very fortunate to have been a part of this district for so many years. She believes that speech and language development (both verbal and nonverbal) is foundational to all learning and can impact many aspects of a person's life. Working with the many dedicated and hard working teachers and special educators to make a difference has been incredibly gratifying.