Alley Mazzullo

Head Teacher

Alley Mazzullo is a co-founder of Red Fox Community School.  She believes in helping students become stewards of their own learning,  giving children time and space to try out big ideas and encouraging kindness and compassion.  Alley is happiest when she is outside and believes in giving children many opportunities to be immersed in the natural world.  When she's not teaching she manages a small homestead in Pawlet with her husband Elijah. They have dairy goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens, dogs and cats! Alley has been working with children in educational settings for the last ten years both in schools as a classroom teacher and on farms. Before she was a teacher she was a farmer and brings this passion into the classroom.  Alley loves the green mountains and is so happy to be here in Vermont graced by them.  She holds a B.A in poetry and anthropology from Bard College and a M.Ed in elementary and early childhood education from Antioch University New England.

Sarah Post

Head Teacher

 

Sarah has returned to teaching after raising two daughters with her husband, Lamont. She brings to Red Fox ten years of teaching experience in both independent and public schools where she taught preschool and grades one and two. Recently, Sarah has worked as a substitute teacher at area schools. She is also a dedicated community volunteer. Sarah believes that the early childhood years are a special time which require listening to and supporting children on their journey. Sarah’s goal is to help children find their voices and grow into independent learners. 

 

Sarah lives in West Pawlet with her family and their three cats. They’ve lived in Vermont for 15 years and love the area and community they’ve found. She has a passion for cooking and thinks it's important for kids to learn the process of growing, making, and enjoying food. Sarah also loves time spent outside, reading, doing yoga, and being with friends and family. She grew up in Kent, Ohio where she also attended Kent State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.

 

MaryBeth O'Donnell

School Director

MaryBeth has been an active member of the educational world for the past 28 years. She is excited to join the Red Fox team and be able to say she has worked in education from Kindergarten through College in her career. Directly after graduating from Fordham University with a B.A. in American History and minors in Education and Peace and Justice, she was a high school history teacher in the New York City school system. She then went on to work as an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions and academic advisor at Columbia University.

While she took time off of her career to raise four children with her husband, Mark. She served on several boards first in Scarsdale, New York and then in Manchester when they moved their family up to Vermont twelve years ago. For the past two years she served as Dean of Student Life and Experiences at Long Trail School. Her daughter, Bailey is a Junior at Manhattanville College. Her son, Hugh is a Freshman at Champlain College. And her youngest children, Nick and Nora are starting their first year at Burr and Burton Academy. MaryBeth is an avid tennis and paddle player, enjoys golf and skiing with her family and loves to cook and dance.

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