Unified Arts

Mallory Figoras

Music Teacher

mallory.figoras@trsu.org

802-875-6852

Kimberly Farrar

Library Media Specialist

kimberly.farrar@trsu.org

802-875-6866

Brenda Sheere

Brenda Sheere

Art Teacher

brenda.sheere@trsu.org

802-875-6849

Elise Lisle

Elise Lisle

Physical Education Teacher

elise.lisle@trsu.org

802-875-6854

Kimberly Farrar

Library Media Specialist

kimberly.farrar@trsu.org

802-875-6866

My name is Kimberly Farrar, but over the years I have happily become "Mrs. Kim" to my students and their families! I am a Chester, VT native who learned to read right here at Chester Andover Elementary and now I am so excited to return to my roots and have the opportunity to help children on their journey to become wonderful readers! I attended Trinity College in Burlington, VT, married Alan Farrar who grew up on Crow Hill Farm, and then finished my Bachelor of Science degree at the College of St. Joseph with a dual degree in both elementary education and special education. I have taught in Bellows Falls Middle School, Springfield High School (ODP), Elm HIll Primary School and many will remember the decade during which Buckle My Shoe Preschool provided an early childhood education to so many of the sweet children of Chester and nearby towns! It was during those years Alan and I raised our four children, Nathan, Kaleigh, Abbey and Tessa who also have wonderful memories of school at CAES! I also have three incredible granddaughters, Lacey, Madeline and Skylar who I read to at every opportunity!

I am an animal rescue advocate and have rescued many dogs and cats by adding them to our family. I love traveling with Alan and exploring the USA! It's always nice to come home though, where my goats, chickens, dogs and cats are waiting for me on my little farm and now, especially coming home to teach right here in my home town!

Elise Lisle

Elise Lisle

Physical Education Teacher

elise.lisle@trsu.org

802-875-6854

After graduating from Plymouth State University I taught in Maine, where I grew up, Venezuela, Egypt, and then moved to Vermont. As the physical education teacher for the past 17 years I have had the pleasure of working with CAES students, families, and community. After 35 years of teaching I still look forward to each day helping students move, play, and be healthy.


Brenda Sheere

Brenda Sheere

Art Teacher

brenda.sheere@trsu.org

802-875-6849

My name is Brenda Sheere and I feel very fortunate for the opportunity to work with the children of Chester and Andover as their art teacher. The strong sense of community and dedication to learning found at this school makes it a rewarding place to work. I received my BA degree from Potsdam College with a concentration in painting and attained my teaching certification through St. Lawrence University. I then continued my professional development by completing my master's degree in Liberal Studies at the University of Albany. I strongly believe that Art is an essential component of a child's education. My program incorporates a sequential skill-based method of instruction focusing on the elements and principles of art. Experiences are provided for students to experiment with a variety of stimulating methods and materials. My curriculum is also rich in exposure to developmentally appropriate Art History and Appreciation units of study. My goal is to instill in students a love of art and confidence in their own expressive abilities.

I live in Chester with my husband and 2 children. I enjoy reading, cooking, painting, taking long walks and spending time with my family.