PATRICIA A. HANNAFORD REGIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD MEMBERS (Alphabetical Order)
LINDA BARRETT – PAHRTSD CLERK
I am a native Vermonter who attended Weybridge Elementary and graduated from MUHS in 1973. my husband and I raised four children on our farm in Bridport with lots of hands-on learning! I have worked
at Bridport Central School for over 30 years. Recently, after 40+ years in Bridport, my husband and I purchased my family property in Weybridge. We continue to lease our sugar bush to the Hannaford Natural Resources program. My father, Stanley "Kelly" James, was a staunch supporter and Board member of the HCC for many years.
MISSY BECKWITH – RWP MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE
SUZANNE BUCK, CHAIR - ACSD
I grew up in a small farming community in New Hampshire where hard work and community spirit reigned. We raised our own crops, had a herd of Registered Jersey Cattle and my parents were heavily involved in our community.
I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with majors in Dairy Management and Occupational Education. I later moved to Vermont and here my husband and I raised our two children. One is a graduate of the career center. I have worked as a special educator earning my Masters in Special Education as well as in Educational Leadership. I am currently licensed as a Special Educator K-12 and Director of Special Education Services.
Being involved in the community is important to me and I have served several groups 4-H, FFA as a Lister in Bridport as well as an alternate to the Solid Waste District! I have served as a public servant on school boards for over 10 years and am always amazed at the drive and the dedication of those that step to the plate to serve.
Career Technical Education is near and dear to my heart as it is a place where so many students find a passion for learning and for what they would like to do as a career. Where would we be without construction tradespeople, farmers, mechanics etc...
Over the last 1.5 years, I have been given the honor of serving as the board chair and the learning that goes on behind the screens is amazing. I would like to thank all of my fellow board members both current and past for their willingness to serve and for the countless hours that are given in order to make sure that we are faithful stewards to not only the students but to our communities.
NICK CAUSTON - AT LARGE ACSD
High School in UK, BA at McGill in Montreal, then Canadian CA/CPA. Worked for Price Waterhouse as a CPA in Montreal and Paris, Finance Director for United Brands Chiquita Bananas subsidiaries in France, then many Finance positions with a major multinational in the Energy sector based in France, Venezuela and the US. Now retired and living happily in Shoreham.
KIM FARNHAM, VICE CHAIR – AT LARGE MAUSD
I am a resident of New Haven and serve as the Community at large member from the Mt. Abraham
Union School District. I have served on the PAHCC board for the past ten years. Both of my children attended the career center. One is a successful Graphic Designer and the other is a very established commercial house painter!
KRISTINA MACKULIN - ANWSD
Kristina MacKulin is the Executive Director for the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association (VNLA) since 2004. The VNLA is a statewide professional organization that serves the horticultural/landscaping industry in Vermont and beyond. The VNLA is also the producer of the biennial Vermont Flower Show held at the Champlain Valley Expo. She is the graduate of the University of Maine, Orono with a degree
in Plant and Soil Science. She makes her home in N. Ferrisburgh where she raised her two adult children alongside her husband. Now their dogs get all the attention.
JUDD MARKOWSKI – RWP SELF EMPLOYED
I grew up in Vergennes. I have worked in excavation, trucking, well drilling, and several types of agriculture. I have been a Bridport resident for about 15 years. I have two kids in the ACSD school system. My wife and I owned and operated Daily Chocolate in Vergennes for the last 12 years and we sold it to a new owner on December 1st 2020. I have been in the building trades for about 8 years. In July 2020 I decided to go on my own. Robowski LLC is my new venture where I found a niche in small jobs.
MIKE MCGRATH - AT LARGE ANWSD
I have been on the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center board serving Addison Northwest for many years. for over 34 years I have owned and operated Mike's Auto & Towing here in Middlebury. Mike's Auto has worked closely with the career center training new technicians over the years. I have been married to my wife, Sarah, for 29 years and we have four children and three grandchildren. I am a Vermont native and enjoy spending my free time skydiving, camping, snowmobiling and hunting.
LORRAINE MORSE, SECRETARY - ACSD
I have been serving on local school boards for the past 20 years and am currently one of the two Addison Central School District board members who serve on the Hannaford Career Center board. Since joining this board several years ago, I have been impressed with the many opportunities that the career center offers Addison County children and adults. I was born and raised in Middlebury and returned here with my husband, David, 28 years ago to raise our family. We have 2 adult children, Jennifer and Michael. I am also a board member and current president of a local non-profit, MiddSummer Lunch and Recreation Program, a summer camp for area youth. In my spare time I enjoy baking and photography.
STEPHEN ROONEY - MAUSD
Stephen Rooney, Starksboro School Board Representative: While growing up in Vergennes, getting an architectural degree in Texas, marrying a Bristol girl (Alice Weston), and settling in Starksboro, I've been made aware time and time again that I am a product of strong families and communities supporting educational opportunity for children. Alice's father Ken (an original Mt. Abe High School Board member) first poked me with the idea of lending a hand with board work, and it occurred to me that this was a great way to pay back all those who've helped me in the past, and help those who follow afterwards. I'm not sure there's a better way for a civilized world to support its future than to invest in the education of its children.