Board of Directors

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Anne Mollo, Co-Chair

Alumna Parent; Charlotte, VT

Anne (she/they) is parent to two Schoolhouse students – a son who graduated from Schoolhouse in 2017, and a daughter who graduated in 2020. Since the time her children first attended The Schoolhouse, she has served on the board of directors in several capacities, including various committees and as board secretary.

Anne is a writer and project manager, with over 25 years of experience across multiple industries. She holds a BA in English from New York University, with
a specialization in Writing. A storyteller at heart, her best work has been to help organizations bring clarity to the missions, values, and messages they share with their communities.

In her free time, Anne enjoys participating in live storytelling events and community theater. At home in Charlotte, she can be found puttering in
the garden, making jam, biking and hiking with her family, or sipping tea
on the porch.

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Kelley Scarmeas, Co-Chair

Alumna Parent; Amherst, MA

 

Kelley (she/her) is a Senior Partnerships/Contract Officer for Management Sciences for Health, an international non-profit dedicated to improving the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. She has over 20 years of experience helping organizations reach their goals through work in project management, operations, and contracts and grants management. 

 

In addition, Kelley served as a Program Coordinator and a Human Resources/Operations Manager for an education enrichment nonprofit for under-served youth in the United States, taught conversational English in Japan, and scooped ice cream and decorated cakes at Carvel.

 

Kelley received a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MA in International Relations from Syracuse University. She lives in Amherst, MA with her husband and two children who loved attending Schoolhouse before moving out of state.

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Steven Maneely, Treasurer

Preschool Parent; Shelburne, VT

Steven (he/him) is the father of a child in the preschool program and one (hopefully) future Schoolhouse child. Steven is an accountant who has devoted his career to the non-profit sector and works currently as the Accounting Manager at the Howard Center. He also serves on the finance committee of Pathways Vermont.

 

Being a lifelong Vermonter and son of a public school teacher, Steven embraces the philosophy of the Schoolhouse and surrounding community.  Depending on the season you can find Steven and his family in the garden, in the lake, or on the mountain.

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Liz Doran, Secretary

Elementary Parent; Hinesburg, VT

 

Liz (she/her) is a research professor at the University of Vermont, where she currently studies regional land use change and human motivation to address water quality challenges in the state of Vermont. She is the parent of a K-1 Alpha student.

Liz holds a PhD in Environmental Science from The Nicholas School for the Environment at Duke University in North Carolina, where she studied Sustainability and Urban Climate in the context of long term regional land use planning. She also holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Duke.

Liz brings to The Schoolhouse board over ten years of experience serving in leadership positions for both educational and environmental non-profit boards and organizations. She is a pilot, runner, skier, and cyclist, and she enjoys sharing adventures of all kinds with her family.

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Danielle Levine, Faculty Liaison

Elementary Teacher (4-5, Sophos Class)

Danielle (she/her) was born in Rhode Island and has a deep love for the beach and ocean creatures. She came to Vermont to attend Middlebury College and graduated with a new love of the mountains.

 

For the past 8 years, Danielle has taught grades 3-8 and discovered her passion for science. She has a M. Ed. in Teaching Science K-8 from Lesley University and spent a year working at Nature’s Classroom, an outdoor education center with a core team-building and ropes course component. The outdoors is where Danielle feels most comfortable whether it is running, kayaking, cross country skiing, drawing, reading in her hammock, or eating her way through the woods.

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Johanna Daniels

Alumna Parent; Williston, VT

 

Johanna (she/her) is a Schoolhouse alumna parent and high school teacher, specializing in English language acquisition and literacy at Champlain Valley Union High School.

Johanna has dedicated her life's work to education and supporting educational practices that nurture the development of the whole child and the love of learning. Schoolhouse was a perfect fit for her son!

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Natanya Lara

Middle School & Alumna Parent; Shelburne, VT

Natanya (she/her) has been a member of the Schoolhouse Board for many years, serving as Chair from 2010-2015. She has two children who currently attend Schoolhouse. Natanya is an Energy Healer and Coach with a private practice in Shelburne, VT.

She also enjoys fiber arts, singing, and doing just about anything that involves spending time in nature. She especially loves exploring these interests with her children.

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Alyx Lyons

Elementary Parent; Charlotte, VT

 

Alyx (she/her) has two kids at the Schoolhouse – a Sophos (fourth grade) and an Alpha (first grade). Both kids are long-timers at the school, both starting in preschool when they were two years old. Even before having kids at the Schoolhouse, Alyx has been indirectly involved with the school over the past couple of decades – in a multicultural performing and educational group Kwanzaa with a couple of alum teachers, and even as a housemate to alum teachers. When her kids came along, she had no doubt that she wanted them to go to the Schoolhouse.

Alyx is a creative and strategic senior project manager with experience in planning, portfolio management, and operations. She has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors – from natural foods retailers and coops, to energy sustainability, to academia, and in the behavioral services sector where she currently works. A whole-systems thinker, she is skilled at helping individuals and teams move ideas to action. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Texas (her home state) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Vermont.  

When not taking long walks in the woods with the family dog, perfecting her sourdough starter, cooking elaborate family meals, she is happy being a baseball/piano/soccer/etc. queer mom.

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Liz Shayne, Non-Voting Member

Head of School, Alumna Parent; Burlington, VT

Liz (she/her) has spent her professional career in and around education and became the Head of School at The Schoolhouse in August 2011. Liz was a middle and high school teacher, administrator and technology specialist at the Spence School, an independent K-12 school in Manhattan.

Liz is co-founder of the Rosie’s Girls Summer Program, an award-winning trades exploration program for middle school-aged girls, and she continues to serve as a consultant to the program’s replication partners nationwide. She has served on the board and advisory committees of area non-profits, including the Fletcher Free Library, Vermont CARES, and The Schoolhouse. She received a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and an AB in Modern European History from Harvard University.

Liz’s two children have attended Schoolhouse, and she served on the Board of Directors for seven years before becoming Head of School.