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.

MaryBeth O'Donnell

Director of Admissions and Administration

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.

Matt Kolb

Head Teacher

Matt spent the early years of his career with the Private Client Division of Alex Brown and Sons, a Baltimore based investment bank and brokerage firm. He comes to Red Fox Community School after 9 years as a middle school mathematics teacher at The Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. He has been an adjunct professor at Pace University in Manhattan where he taught the fundamental Business 150 course at the Lubin School of Business. He has developed and taught academic curriculum for New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle, NY, developed multi-topic curriculum for the Learning Annex in Fair Haven, VT, and written online courses for the I-Pace business curriculum at Pace University. Matt presented comprehensive learning projects to the MidSchoolMath National conferences in 2017 and 2019. He has also worked with the DeBridge School in Nairobi, Kenya to raise funds, advise on curriculum, and develop a strategic plan. He holds a B.A. Degree in Philosophy from Moravian College, an M.B.A. from Lehigh University, and an M.S. Ed. degree from Long Island University.

Matt is new to Manchester but not to Vermont. He and his family have spent summers here for over 25 years. He is happy to be a permanent resident and excited to be a part of the Red Fox team.

Wendy Marie

Head Teacher

Wendy June Marie has an M.A.T. in Social Science with an emphasis in Gifted Education and an independent study in Museum Education from Webster University, St. Louis, MO. She earned her B.S. in Education from Loyola University Chicago, IL. As a Midwestern native, Wendy began her teaching career as a student teacher in the Chicago Public Schools. It was there that she embraced the abundant cultures represented in her classes and sought to make diversity a focus in her career.

Wendy’s experience has included teaching across all grade levels, K-12 with English and history at the secondary level. In addition, she has extensive experience as a gifted education coordinator where she worked to enhance the curriculum by finding the gifts within all learners. She has also served as an assistant principal, an International Baccalaureate CAS coordinator, district level staff development facilitator and an adjunct professor for coursework centered around the methodologies of S.E.E.D. (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity).

After spending a year abroad teaching 5th grade at in international school in Seoul, Korea, she returned to the States in the fall of 2017 and made Vermont her home. Wendy enjoys coming to school each day and learning alongside her students by employing innovative methods that embrace project-based inquiry. In her free time, she might be found at a Shakespearian performance, getting lost in a used book store hunting for yet another Austen crafted codex to add to her collection, hiking up some beaten trail along a stream, or whipping together a concoction of ingredients in the kitchen that is always sure to include garlic or butter. Wendy has two adult daughters, one lives in Chicago and the other in NYC.

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