We are fortunate to have a dedicated Board of Directors, committed to upholding the vision of Vermont Day School, overseeing its development, and establishing a strategic plan for its growth.
Laurie Brown, M.S.
Laurie grew up on an independent school campus where her parents were lifelong educators. She earned her BS at Middlebury College where she played ice hockey and lacrosse. Following her time in the Peace Corps, she worked in an independent school in southern Vermont before completing her Master of Science from Columbia University. At present, Laurie works in the Department of Social Work at UVM as the Director of Treatment and Services for the Placement Stability Project. Laurie’s love of children is channeled through her coaching of girls’ ice hockey and youth lacrosse. She lives in Burlington with her husband and two children.
Ebeth Scatchard, M.Ed.
Ebeth comes to our Board with over 34 years teaching experience at both public and independent schools in St. Louis and Vermont. Over the course of her career, she has positively impacted the lives of over 575 students. Ebeth is attracted to Vermont Day School’s mission and unique philosophy of education. She is passionate about best practices in education and committed to the continued success and growth of our school.
Sarah Scranton, CFA
Sarah spent her career in the financial services industry and has over twenty five years of investment experience, with a specialty in fixed income. As a Principal and Senior Portfolio Manager with Freedom Capital Management, she was responsible for managing institutional fixed income portfolios for public pension plans, Taft-Hartley retirement and benefit funds, foundations, endowments and corporate clients. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Michigan undergraduate business program (BBA), and is a member of the CFA Institute. She is an active volunteer in the Four Winds Nature Institute program, Odyssey of the Mind, and the PTO at her children’s school. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and two children.
Doug Webster, M.S.
With a background in engineering, art and innovation, Doug Webster is the founder of the Champlain Mini-Maker Faire and a Board Member at Burlington Generator. He has served as the past President of the National Association for Workplace Improvement, and has produced the RETN TV series, “A Renewed Culture of Innovation” and “Makers on Screen.” He works with the Vermont Agency of Education to promote the maker movement in Vermont, and is the founder of Vermont STEAMspace in Shelburne. Doug is particularly interested in the Vermont Day School’s focus on project-based learning, STEM and design thinking.
Ed Wilkens, Ed.D
Ed is currently a Vice-President and Development Director for the Stern Center for Language and Learning. Previously he spent 19 years as a public school principal in Vermont serving students from preK-12. Ed also worked for the US Department of Education for six years providing technical assistance and policy consultation relating to special and general education. He began his career as a high school English teacher in Vermont. Ed and his wife Jill live in Charlotte, happily half-way between their two daughters’ families in Bomoseen and Shelburne.