Administrative Team

Keeping the Day-to-Day, and Everything In-Between Running Smoothly

Laurie Metcalfe

Laurie Metcalfe

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Laurie has been a professional in the field of Education for over 19 years. She came to Northshire Day School in August 2017. Laurie came to Northshire Day School from Sunrise Family Resource Center where she served as the Early Care & Education Director supporting families and children. Laurie spent 7 years at Sunrise as their Teen Parent Education Coordinator. She established the onsite comprehensive Teen Parent Education Program using the Learning Together Framework. She also has experience with social work and home visiting, residential treatment care, school-age care and Special Education in the public school system. She took a seven-year hiatus from education to work in the private sector for an Artist Management company serving international touring artists. Laurie is dedicated to supporting teachers offering the highest quality care and learning experiences to young children. Laurie holds a B.A. in Psychology and Special Education and a M.A. in Education. She has a sincere interest in trauma-informed care, systems level change, child advocacy and leadership. She is a 2016 graduate of the Snelling Center for Government Early Childhood Leadership Institute. She is a Level V Teacher, Step 2 Program Director and a Master Instructor through Vermont Northern Lights. She is a 2017 recipient of Let’s Grow Kids Early Childhood Action Hero Award. She is involved with many local, regional and state initiatives and sits on the VT State Early Learning and Development Advisory Committee. Laurie has a daughter Sarah, age 21 who lives, works and performs in Central New York.


Jane Gras

Jane Gras

CURRICULUM COORDINATOR / HEAD TEACHER

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Jane has been a resident of the Northshire area for over 20 years. She began her career in education back in 1988 here at the Northshire Day School, after graduating from Green Mountain College with a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science. After working the school age summer program at NDS, Jane continued her education at Castleton State College where she obtained her Masters in Education with a teaching license for early education and K-6th grade. This brought her back to NDS and she became the Director/Head Teacher for five years. Leaving NDS in 1995, Jane worked at Middletown Springs and Tinmouth Elementary schools, providing Title One reading services to children from K-6th grade. The year 2000 brought Jane back to NDS where she is currently the Curriculum Coordinator and Head Teacher. Jane is on the Bennington County Child Care Association Board of Directors. Jane is the 2018 recipient of the NDS You Make a Difference Early Educator Award. She enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her two children, Emma and Austin.


Stephanie Thompson-Roy

ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

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Stephanie Thompson-Roy has worked at Northshire Day School since September 2010. As Administrative Director, Stephanie oversees all financial aspects of the school as well as staff scheduling and assisting the Executive Director with day to day functioning of the school. She spends most of her time working in the office but does get the opportunity to spend time in the classrooms periodically. Stephanie loves sharing her work environment with children as they can brighten any day! Stephanie lives with her husband, Marc and their two daughters, Katie and Morgan who attend NDS. In her free time Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, going for walks and gardening.

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