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Annual Conference 2022

All Students Thriving: Rethinking School & Community

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Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Dr. Gholnescar "Gholdy" Muhammad is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of the book Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.

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Sam Bromley, Montpelier High School (Science Teacher) "provide opportunities for students to be active members in their local food systems and increase relevant engaging learning opportunities"

Bryan Dickinson, North Country Union High School (Math Teacher) "showing the link between active lifestyles, academics, and future careers"

Becky Ebel, Vergennes Union Middle/High School (Special Educator) "creating a holistically restorative system focused on the well-being of all school members"

Devon Karpak, Otter Valley Union High School (Technology Education Teacher) "create an exemplar curriculum and program for a CTE connected pathway for 7th-12th grade"

Patti Tomashot, Stowe High School (Guidance Director) "create a comprehensive school counseling model for Grades 9-12...that includes personal, social & career domains"


The Rowland Foundation is also pleased to announce it has awarded the first-ever Rowland Encore Grant to the team of:

  • Carrie Felice, Peoples Academy Guidance Counselor (RF13)
  • Anne Bergeron, Sharon Academy English Teacher & Yoga Instructor (RF11)
  • Lissa Knauss, Montpelier High School Guidance Counselor (RF18)
  • Sarah Ibson, Harwood Union MS Social Studies Teacher (RF13)

Rowland Encore Grants are a new opportunity for veteran Rowland Fellows to work together to positively impact culture & climate across Vermont public schools. This year's team proposal called Disconnect/Reconnect focuses on technology and student wellbeing.

"By giving teachers the gift of time to close the gap between what they want to do and what they are able to do, The Rowland Foundation has given our teachers and the schools of Vermont the capacity to experiment, to take risks and to make real their aspirations for their students."
Rebecca Holcombe,
Former VT Sec of Educ.

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