Stephanie Brown

Kindergarten Teacher


I am thrilled to join the Kindergarten Team at Chester Andover Elementary School. With a background in Elementary Education and English, I have a strong passion for teaching and integrating literacy throughout the entire day. I am a lifelong resident of Southern Vermont and love exploring all it has to offer. When I am not at school I enjoy kayaking, hiking, photography, and cooking for family and friends.

Niki Olesky

Kindergarten Teacher


Hello! I am Mrs. Olesky.  I am so glad to be part of the Kindergarten team at Chester-Andover Elementary School.   I received my Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Colorado College in 2007 and my Master's degree in Early Childhood Education (Birth to 3rd Grade) from Goddard College in Plainfield, VT in 2018.  I have been working in Early Childhood Education for over 10 years both in the preschool classroom and various after school programs before starting here at CAES.  I aim for my classroom to be a welcoming environment where students have fun, can be creative, feel safe, and have ownership of their space.  I love getting students outside and brining the curriculum with us to the woods.  I believe that building classroom community, school-wide community, and social-emotional skills is an important foundation for learning.  I live in Andover with my husband, two children (7 and 1) and two dogs.  When not in the classroom I enjoy playing with my kids, hiking or snowshoeing, gardening, cooking and camping.  I am so glad to be starting another school year here at Chester-Andover Elementary School.