Laurie Hurd
Executive Director
Tedda LaChance
Director of Professional Development


Michael Schafer
Amy Smucker
Erin Mayo
Carol Lyon

Michelle Ralston

Head of School

The Riverside School

Michelle has just completed her first year as Head of School for The Riverside School in Lyndonville, Vermont. The Riverside School is an independent PreK -8 school of 96 students.35 year career at a high school mathematics teacher and independent school administrator;

Prior to Riverside, Michelle spent 28 years at St. Johnsbury Academy as grades 9-12 mathematics teacher; mathematics department chair and Academic Dean, 1 year at The King George School - therapeutic boarding school for disturbed/addicted teens as Academic Dean, 5 years at Lyndon Institute as grades 9-12 mathematics teacher, mathematics department chair and Dean of Faculty.

During her time at Lyndon Institute, she was the academic liaison for the Institute's partnership schools (3) in China.  She has been to China to work with these schools 4 times. Michelle worked for 7 years as an Instructor for Independent School Management Summer Institute; the workshop was entitled, "Mission-Driven Curriculum" and for 6 years for The College Board as an instructor endorsed in 7 teacher/administrator workshops.