Superintendent <BR>Brooke Olsen-Farrell

Brooke Olsen-Farrell

Brooke Olsen-Farrell is the Superintendent of the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union and serves as the chief executive officer for the supervisory union and each school board. She provides leadership and strategic direction to carry out the policies adopted by the school boards relating to the educational and business affairs of the school districts.

Olsen-Farrell began her career teaching 7-12 Science in Granville, NY. Since then she has served as the Curriculum and Staff Development Coordinator for Addison Rutland and most recently as the Assistant Superintendent for the Mill River Unified Union School District.

Olsen-Farrell holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education/Secondary Education/Biology from Russell Sage College, a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a certificate of advanced graduate study in Educational Leadership from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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Director of Special Services<BR>Kristin Benway

Director of Special Services
Kristin Benway

Kristin Benway is the Director of Special Services for the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union and is responsible for all aspects of special education, related services and student supports. She provides leadership and supervision pertaining to all aspects of Special Education, Section 504 and Educational Support Teams for students in preschool through grade 12.

Before joining the supervisory union in 1998, she was Director of the Calhoun Learning Center at Green Mountain College, and a home school coordinator and special education teacher for Rutland Central SU. Ms. Benway has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Green Mountain College, Community College of Vermont and Castleton State College.

She earned her bachelor's degree in Special Education and her master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Castleton State College.

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Director of Finance<BR>Cheryl Scarzello

Director of Finance
Cheryl Scarzello

Cheryl Scarzello is the Director of Finance for the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union. As Director of Finance she is responsible for the financial operations of the school districts and the supervisory union.

Cheryl has been a school business manager since 2008. Before becoming a school business manager, she held a number of finance and accounting management positions with non-profit and for profit companies. Cheryl holds a bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from Lehigh University.

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Director of Operations<BR>Chris Cole

Director of Operations
Chris Cole

Chris Cole is the Director of Operations for the Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union. He provides oversight of technology, buildings and grounds, food service and transportation services throughout the school districts of the Supervisory Union.

He joined the supervisory union in 1999 as a member of the Fair Haven Grade School Technology Staff. During his time there he served as Network Administrator and Integration/Data Assessment Coordinator. Prior to taking on the role of Director of Operations he worked as the Technology Coordinator for Addison-Rutland.

He holds a bachelor's degree from Castleton State College.

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Executive Secretary
Chelsie Brill

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District Psychologist
Karen Weatherwax

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Accounts Payable
Paula Danforth

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Athletic Director
John R. Tester

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Ann Pelkey

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Medicaid/Sped Assistant
Debra Robbins

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Financial Assistant
Barb Phillips

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Kimberly Thirkield

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