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Teaching Assistants




Charles Atwater
Special Education Teaching Assistant 

I am working in grades 3 and 4 as a paraeducator. I grew up in Manchester, Massachusetts, a small costal town north of Boston. I then went on to receive a degree in Education, at the University of South Florida. I have taught and coached baseball, basketball, and football. My hobbies include reading, hiking, and traveling.

 
Veda Bassett
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Teresa Blake 
Special Education Teaching Assistant 

I am so happy to be working at Chester-Andover Elementary School. I really enjoy working with the students and watching them learn and grow. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Education and a Bachelor’s Degree from Castleton State College.
Stephanie Brown 
Special Education Teaching Assistant 

My name is Stephanie Brown, and I began working at CAES in October of 2013. I recently graduated from Keene State College with a degree in Elementary Education. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, photography, and spending time with friends and family.
 
Traci Corrigan
Special Education Teaching Assistant
 Janet Gage
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Speech Language Teaching Assistant

I grew up in Ludlow, lived in Alaska, and currently living in New Hampshire. I enjoy music and most outdoor activities. I joined the Chester-Andover Elementary School team in 2014. Working in our K-2 resource room, classrooms, and recess duties are all a joy for me. I am very happy to be a part of this great team!
 Jake Goraj
Special Education Teaching Assistant

 
Jacqueline Guica
Medicaid Clerk

This is my first year at Chester-Andover. I am the Medicaid Clerk and Special Ed Secretary here in the afternoons. I am a 5th generation Vermonter and currently live in Cavendish with my husband and our dog Brit. I have two grown children. 

In the summertime, I enjoy spending time at our family get away on Lake Champlain. When the weather is right, you may see me out cruising in my 1971 Mustang. I also enjoy gardening, sewing, restoring anything old, such as furniture, and listening to music.
Lillian Handren
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Kathy Harrigan
Teaching Assistant 

Mary Ellen Haseltine
Special Education Teaching Assistant 

I have worked in kindergarten since joining the CAES staff in 2006. I love working with children and am so fortunate that I truly enjoy what I do. I often feel that I learn as much from the students as they do from me. Thank you for the opportunity to work with your amazing kids.


On a personal note, I live in Chester along with my husband and three children. Most of my spare time seems to be spent watching my children participate in sports.
Leslie Kenney 
Special Education Teaching Assistant 
Karen Knisely 
Special Education Teaching Assistant

I am presently loving working with students at CAES! My educational background is in music education. I taught and developed gr. 5-12 music programs in Seoul, Korea and in Quechee and Springfield, VT. My home is in Chester, but previously I lived and worked in Nepal with my husband and children for 12 years.
 
Megan Lyman
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Angela Markwell 
Teaching Assistant

I've lived in Chester my whole life and attended CAES as a child. I graduated from GMUHS in 1989. I live at home with my son and my husband. I have my associates degree in Early Education.
Mike Myers
Teaching Assistant 

My family and I moved to Chester in 2015, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve our local community and its kids.  I have BA in literature from Brown, an MBA from University of South Florida, an MA in literature from California State, and an MS in education from Long Island University.  When I am not at school, I edit Grimdark Magazine and the forthcoming fiction anthology Evil is a Matter of Perspective.  I enjoy reading, writing, watching the Patriots, and playing heavy metal guitar.  If you see me around, please say hello.  
Carol Neff
Special Education Teaching Assistant
Jim Tornquist
Special Education Teaching Assistant