Deb Boles: Instructional Assistant
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Deb has been a part of SES since 2012. She attended Lyndon State College and has completed several courses through CCV. She has taken a course on the iPact learning system and recently completed several classes learning the DI reading program.  She enjoys discovering new ways to help children learn. Deb has 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. She has many “fur babies” and is a foster for Potter's Angels Rescue. She has fostered/saved around 50 dogs in the past 6 years. She enjoys reading, cooking, being with friends, going to the beach and doing just about anything that includes her grandkids. She can be reached at

Linda Kent: Instructional Assistant
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In 1996, Mrs. Kent left the nursing profession to join the staff at Sharon Elementary, when her two children were Sharon students. Currently she works closely with the Special Educator, teaching remedial math and reading while overseeing much of the SPED administrative duties. She has served as the school backup nurse when needed and is Level 2 certified in the Wilson Reading Program for dyslexic students. Linda loves to travel, especially to Louisiana to visit her granddaughter. She also loves adventures of any kind! You can reach Mrs. Kent at

Toni Phillip: Special Education
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Toni Phillip joined the SES team in 2000 and has since made it her home, teaching students reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.  Toni graduated from Champlain College with a dual degree in Education and Special Education and a minor in Psychology.  She is certified for Wilson Reading and Direct Instruction. She recently completed her Masters in Education at UVEI. She grew up in Bethel and resides in Royalton, Vermont.  She has three grown daughters, Roselie, Eliza and Olivia Phillip.   She enjoys farming, gardening and spending time with family.  You can reach Toni Phillip at

Carol Rogers: Instructional Assistant
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Carol has been working at Sharon Elementary since 1997. She has worked in every classroom.  Her children went to Sharon Elementary and her granddaughter is currently there. She enjoys cooking, gardening,reading and spending time outdoors. You can reach Carol at

Katherine Roe: Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
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Katherine joined the WRVSU in 2008 as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant.  She visits five schools within the district, including Sharon. When not working, she gardens, volunteers, reads, trains a retired racehorse, and enjoys the company of her husband and three grown children. You can reach Katherine at

Maura-Lynne Strance: Counselor
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Mrs. Strance joined Sharon Elementary in 2019 as the school counselor. Mrs. Strance teaches Social Skills to grades K-6 and works one on one and in small groups to work through social-emotional needs.  She has over 20 years in the field as a classroom teacher, Dean of Students and School Counselor.  Mrs. Strance earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and Psychology from Saint Michael’s College and an M.S. in School Counseling from the College of St. Joseph.  She lives in Bethel with her husband, two sons, dog and cat.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. She can be reached at

Paul Sadowski: Compensatory Support
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Paul has been at Sharon Elementary since 2009. He currently serves as a math co-teacher and coach.  Paul sees each class at least once a week and engages with the teachers and students in hands-on, relevant math applications that are related to what the class is covering at the time.  He also spends time with outdoor learning at the school and is often seen gardening and cooking with classes on the campfire. Paul also works with One Planet and he substitutes on his off days. Paul manages the ski school in Quechee and is a world traveler who loves gardening and hiking. He can be reached at

Katie Stoeckle: School Nurse

Katie joined Sharon Elementary in 2022 as the school nurse. She moved to Vermont from Colorado in 2019, looking for a quiet place to raise a family and enjoy outdoor activities. She has been a nurse for 11 years, working in the hospital and in outpatient clinics. Prior to Sharon Elementary, she was a nurse at White River Family Practice for two and a half years. She has lived all over the country - Arizona, West Virginia, Michigan, Chicago, Colorado - but feels like she has really found a home here in Vermont and in Sharon. She has 2 kids in Sharon Elementary, a husband who is also a nurse, and a dog at home. When not at school, she enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and pretty much any outdoor activity. She can be reached at

Kasey Cronan: Instructional Assistant
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Kasey is joining the SES staff after working as a substitute in our preschool and elementary classrooms. She has an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and over a decade worth of experience working with preschool and elementary students as a paraprofessional. Kasey has three children, two currently attending SES. When not working, Kasey loves spending time with her children, reading, and going on adventures, especially if they involve ice cream. She can be reached at

Jennifer Schutzius: Occupational Therapist
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Jennifer joined WRVSU in 2023 as an Occupational Therapist for South Royalton and Sharon. She has many years of experience working as an OT, Health and Nutrition coach, Fitness instructor as well as Teaching.  When not at work, you may find Jennifer in nature,  dancing,  singing to Broadway tunes, playing football with her family,  at Church or rehabilitating an injured animal that she hopes to save.   For more information contact

Ashley Robinson: Behavior Specialist
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Ashley joined the WRVSU at Sharon Elementary this year as a Behavior Specialist from Clara Martin Center. Ashley has a bachelor's degree from Utica University in Psychology Child Life as well as being a certified special education teacher.  Ashley is passionate about empowering kids to make their own and best choices. Ashley is here to support the social, emotional, behavioral and mental health needs of all students. Ashley is a huge dog lover and loves being outside! You can reach Ashley at