John Pelletier

John provided project management oversight of the professional learning community educators, Champlain College staff and Union Street Media with regard to the creation of

Since 2010, John Pelletier has been the Director of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College.  John has more than 20 years experience in the asset management industry and has served as chief operation office and chief legal officer at some of the largest asset management firms in the United States.  John holds a JD and MA in public policy studies from Duke University and a BA from Assumption College.

Katherine Walker

I have lived in Waterbury Center Vermont for 23 years with my husband and 2 children.  Our son just graduated from the University of Vermont and has accepted a job in Boston as a research analyst with a small economica consulting firm.  Our daughter is a senior at Connecticut College.   After graduating from Bucknell University with a BS in education and a minor in mathematics, I taught school for several years in Central Vermont.  I then returned to graduate school at Columbia University earning an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Accounting.  After a stint in the business world, I returned to education.  I am currently employed at U32 High School teaching Personal Finance, AP Calculus, and Algebra 1.

Kimberly Ransom

Orginally from Chester, (VT), off to Bay Path Junior College: Associates Degree: Computer Science, then married moved to Rutland, VT. Obtained Bachelors Degree: Organizational Leadership, and Master’s in Education. Held several Customer Service Management positions: Federal Express, Vermont Country Store, Retail Vision, Questec Metals. Attended Champlain College for Financial Literacy, Burlington, VT 2011, Began teaching at FHUHS in 2004-present. Currently serving as Business Education/Technology teacher, responsbile for courses in Personal Finance, Career Exploration, Work-Study Program, Computer Applications. Also taught summer “All About Financial Literacy Course at Castleton State College-Summer 2014. Attended two National Jumpstart Conferences, in Kansas City 2012 and in Hollywood, CA-2014

Linda Potvin

I am a native Vermonter, raised in Burlington and currently living in Mount Holly. I attended Castleton State College where I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Business Education. I have been teaching in public schools in Vermont since 1980. I am currently teaching Accounting I and II, Business Law, Marketing, Computer Applications, Business Math, and Personal Finance at Fair Haven.

Andreas Nolte

Originally from Germany, worked 25+ years at Siemens, Infineon and Qimonda (in Germany and in the US), holding various postitions in Finance/Accounting and Business Reporting & Controlling. Received M.A. from UVM (2003) and Ph.D. from Halle University, Germany (2010). At B.H.S. since 2009 as classroom teacher in Business and Technology Department; currently teaching Senior Seminar (incl. Personal Finance), Internship class and Introduction to Computing for English language learners.

David Lamberti

David Lamberti is entering his 12th year as a Business & Technology teacher at Burlington High School.  Prior to joining the teacher ranks, he worked for several private sector companies in real estate development, mortgages and IT consulting.  He graduated from Essex High School in 1989 and from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his daughter and on the golf course.

Robert Hill

I’m from South Burlington VT and attended Ithaca College and Castleton State College. I am married for 14 years and have twin girls. We love to be active in the great outdoors and  spend as much  time at our camp in the Northeast Kingdom, as possible.  I’ve been teaching for 16 years; all but one of those years in a high school.

Bonnie L. Gadapee

I am a native Vermonter, born and raised in Danville. I lived four years in North Carolina when beginning my teaching career.BS degree in Business Education from Rivier College in Nashua, NH. Master’s degree in Educational Technology Specialist from Plymouth State University. Taught K-8 for16 years and as an adjunct at Lyndon State College for 10 years as well as Community College of Vermont for two years. Currently teaching Business Technology to grades 7-12 at U-32 in Montpelier.

Hurley Cavacas

Hurley Cavacas

A native Vermonter living in the the Rutland area all my life. A graduate of Castleton State with a degree in Management with a Concentration in Accounting. Prior to working in the educatiopn field I was an officer of a large Vermont Bank. I completed my Master in Eduaction and have been teaching at the high school level both in business and math for over 25 years. I am presently an adjunct at Champlain College in the Business Department and have adjuncted at various Vermont colleges for over 30 years in the business field. My primary employment is at FHUHS as Math and Business Department chair.

George Cook

Born and raised in Hartford (CT), George comes to U-32 after spending 16 years at Montpelier High School.  Bachelor’s Degrees in both Business and Education from Castleton State College and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Vermont.  At U-32 I am responsible for courses in Financial Literacy, Community Based Learning Internship Program, and “Inc”, (short for “Incorporated”) a Project Based Learning class focusing on entrepreunership.