14 School St. Proctor, VT

Staff Directory


Darlene Hetzel

Special Education

This is my 2nd year working as a Special Educator at Proctor Elementary. I absolutely love working here! Prior to that I worked for over 20 years at Rutland City Public Schools. I live in Rutland with my husband. We have 2 grown children and 3 grandchildren! A fun fact about me is that my husband and I do missions work to Africa, India and Nepal.
Ext: 3032

Danielle Fagan

5th/6th English Language Arts & Social Studies

Hello, this is my 11th year teaching and my sixth year at Proctor Elementary. I teach 5th and 6th grade English Language Arts and Social Studies. I love working with the students here. They have so many strengths and so much compassion. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Ext: 3024

Courtney Elliott

4th Grade Teacher

Hello! I have been the 4th grade teacher at Proctor Elementary School for 4 years. I have been teaching in grades 2-5 for the last six years. I am also a highschool cheerleading coach, fan of the New England Patriots, avid reader, and an advocate of student centered and inclusive learning environments.
Ext: 3022

Corey Smith

Innovation Coach

Ext: 3033

Christy Coloutti


Hello, I have been the Principal of Proctor Elementary School for 8 years.  I have been in the educational field for 22 years in many roles. I absolutely love my job and the community of Proctor.  One fun fact about me is that my family, which includes my husband and two daughters, Halle & Ryleigh, are avid hunters. We enjoy our outside time together and we have traveled to many great places on our adventures.
Ext: 3002

Becky McKee

Speech Language Pathologist

I have been the Speech-Language Pathologist at Proctor Elementary & High School for several years. Prior to that I worked at schools in Illinois and New York. I have also worked in Rutland Town, Rutland City, and Bennington, VT. I consider Proctor Schools my home away from home. When not at school, I enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, bike riding and watching Hallmark movies. Hallmark Christmas movies are my favorite!
Ext: 3004

Virginia Turso


Sloan Weinberg

2nd Grade Teacher

This is my 25th year in education and my 11th at PrES! I’ve taught 3rd grade,18 years in 5th & 6th grade, and this is my 6th year in 2nd grade. I’m from KC, Missouri. I'm a die hard CHIEFS fan! I went to college at the University of Mo (go TIGERS!), got married and moved to Chicago and taught for 11 years inner city while receiving my Master’s in Literacy. My husband and 2 daughters decided to make the move to beautiful Vt for our children’s education. My oldest daughter attends UVM, my youngest daughter is a Senior at RHS, and my husband is a Professor at Castleton University. Teaching is my passion, and I’m blessed to be a Veteran Teacher in such a wonderful and supportive community!
Ext: 3008

Shondell Dahm

Spanish Teacher

Ext: 3026

Sara Palmer


Hi! This is my first year teaching at Proctor Elementary School, I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful community.  I moved to Vermont from New York in 2015 and I am currently living in Killington. I love spending time outdoors, I am an avid cyclist and runner and am excited to bring that aspect of my life into the classroom and to share it with my students!
Ext: 3015

Ron Wood


Hello, I have been working at Proctor Elementary School for 11 years, the last 8 of which I have been working as an instructional assistant.  I am also a lifelong resident of the Proctor community and attended both Proctor Elementary and Proctor High School. When I am not in school I can most likely be found at Proctor athletic events either on the sideline as a fan or as a coach.

Robin Wright

Special Education

This is my first year at Proctor Elementary School. I am very excited to be in this wonderful school. I was born and raised in the Rutland area and attended College here as well. I live in Rutland Town with my husband, my son and daughter. I love to spend my free time doing fun activities with my kids.
Ext: 3021

Annie Pigeon


Hello! I am in my 3rd year at Proctor Elementary School. I originally started working at PrES back in 2015, stayed for 2 years, left to go teach 5th and 6th grade at Wells Village School, and this school year I am finding myself back “at home” at PrES. (I am so happy to be back!) When I am not at school, or doing school work, I love to be outside enjoying beautiful VT, spending time with my family and friends, kayaking, knitting, and reading.

Rachael Vandenburg


Greetings, This is my 6th year at Proctor Elementary School. Many of you also know me as Miss V. When I’m not enjoying my days at PrES, I’m usually found at home or somewhere with my 4 busy boys, Adam, Alex, Jacob, and Jaxon.

Paula DiFeo

Grade 1 Teacher

Ext: 3010

Patty Thomas

Occupational Therapist

This is my 3rd year at GRCSU, and my 23rd year as a school-based Occupational Therapist. I grew up in the Boston area and graduated from Boston University. I live in Pittsford with my wife and the youngest of our six kids. I have a passion for Assistive Technology and creating solutions to remove barriers to learning. In my spare time I love photography, snowmobiling, walking, and sewing. Often, I can be found at The Mint -Rutland’s Makerspace, woodworking, tinkering and inventing adaptive devices for my students with special needs.
Ext: 3011

Nichole Boivin


Michael Quesnel

Head Custodian

Ext: 3028

Michael Mannery

5th/6th Math & Science

Hey. I have been teaching for 22 years, 16 of which have been here at Proctor Elementary School. I teach Grades 5 and 6 math and science. I enjoy the kids’ uniqueness and energy. I am the father of three girls and a boy. I am an avid hiker, kayaker, and softball player. I also officiate high school baseball and basketball games.
Ext: 3023

Meghan Doherty

Art Teacher

Maureen Wilberg


Lisa Cotrupi

Library Paraeducator

I have worn many hats from retail to the medical field but when my own kids came along I needed a change. I began a daycare in my home as a way to spend more time with my 2 girls which led to me working with children in a school setting. I spent 10 years overseeing the planning room at Northeast and doing after school care as well but my life-long dream was to work in the education environment reading books and using them to enrich children’s lives!! I do love sports as well so Proctor seems like the perfect fit. I am thrilled to be here in my 3rd year!
Ext: 3005

Lindsey Riter

Literacy Coach

Hi there! I am currently in my tenth year of teaching and third year here at Proctor Elementary School as the Literacy Coach. One fun fact about me is that I have been skiing at Pico since I was 2 ½ years old!
Ext: 3014

Amber Bragg

School Counselor

Hello! I have been the School Counselor here at Proctor Elementary for 4 years. I am excited every day to be a part of the Proctor community through my role at the school and I am very passionate about social/emotional learning. I have 6 children of my own and as a family we love to explore new places and new adventures!
Ext: 3017

Laurie Serrani

Administrative Assistant

I have been the school secretary at Proctor Elementary since 2008. I am very fortunate to work with such amazing people. I enjoy the rewards of being around kids and try to be a positive role model for them. I live and coach softball in the rival town of West Rutland with my husband Carl. My daughter and son-in-law own a golf course so when not coaching, can pretty much be found there.
Ext: 3001

Kathy Corbo

Math Coach

I am new this year at PrES and love my job as Math Coach. I have been teaching for 28 years, mostly in the primary grades. I have lived in the beautiful town of Proctor for 24 years. My husband & I have two adult children and one grandchild. I enjoy sewing, gardening, and reading in my free time. My husband & I belong to the 251 Club, working on visiting the 251 towns in Vermont, mostly in our convertible in the summer.
Ext: 3014

Kate Sellers

Literacy Interventionist

Hi, I am new to Proctor Elementary and new to my position as a Literacy Interventionist. I have worked in public education for 7 years now. My husband and I just got married last year and we love traveling together. A fun fact about me is that I love the feeling of falling, from parachuting out of an airplane, rappelling off a cliff, falling in love, or falling into a good book.
Ext: 3021

Kate Cusson

Music Teacher

Hi-ya! I am the new music teacher at Proctor Elementary School. I have been playing music for the past 18 years of my life. I live in Addison Vermont with my Fiance Nic and our two Irish Wolfhounds and cat. In my free time I love to cook, bake, and play the piano.
Ext: 3020

Julie Flory

Pre-K Teacher

I have been an educator for over (ahem) 30 years. For the past 17 years I have been a teacher at Proctor Elementary School. I have also worked in Rutland Town and West Rutland. Teaching young children is inspiring, challenging, and keeps me hopping! I was born and raised in New York City and taught for a few years in the city before moving to beautiful VT. My husband and I live in Rutland Town. We are empty nesters, as our children are grown and on their own. I enjoy exercising, gardening, reading and shopping trips to New York.
Ext: 3013

Joshua Bunker

Grade 1 Teacher

Hi! I am in my twentieth year teaching, my third year at Proctor Elementary School. The energy and joy in this school makes me excited to start each day. When I’m not in school I enjoy hiking with family and friends.
Ext: 3009

Jess Houck

Special Education

Hello! This is my tenth year as a Special Educator for Proctor Schools, the last nine of which have been here at PrES. In the summers I work at Camp Thorpe, an overnight camp for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. When I am not at school, I enjoy camping, visiting historical places, and hiking in the National Parks.
Ext: 3019

Jennifer Parent

School Nurse

Hello, this is my 10th year working at Proctor Elementary School as the School Nurse/Health Educator.  I became a nurse 32 years ago, and have worked as a School Nurse for 22 years. I live in Danby with my husband and have 3 grown children.  I enjoy being active outdoors, biking and even completed walking the Long Trail a few years ago!
Ext: 3003

Jake Eaton

P.E./Health Teacher

Ext: 3016

Elizabeth Bissell


Hello, this is my 5th year working as an instructional assistant at Proctor Elementary School. I live in Proctor with my husband and our yellow lab. We have 5 grown children with our first grandchild on the way. I’ve lived in Vermont for 27 years and I love living in the mountains with all the great outdoor activities we have.

Alexa Mullin

Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! This is my second year as the Kindergarten teacher at Proctor Elementary School. I’ve lived in Vermont all of my life and love the changing seasons that Vermont has to offer. I enjoy reading and relaxing at home with my cat.
Ext: 3031

Abby Bennett

Behavior Specialist

I have worked at Proctor Elementary School for the last 8 years. I have not only work at the elementary school but I also Coach Varsity Softball for Proctor High School. My wife and I have two children ages 9 and 3. We love going on vacations to historical places. I am an avid curler with the Rutland Rocks Curling Club!
Ext: 3030
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