Twenty-one new teachers, faculty and staff will join the Harwood Unified Union School District (HUUSD) this fall.

Crossett Brook Middle School (CBMS) welcomes Karen Abel as literacy facilitator, Kyle Chadburn as seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher, Ethan Cody as seventh and eighth grade language arts teacher , Hayley Fitzgerald as a special education teacher, Andrea Gratton as a seventh and eighth grade language arts teacher, Emily Morris as a physical education/health teacher, Sarah Pulaski as a literacy facilitator, Henry Shepley as a life science teacher, seventh and eighth grades and Jennifer Wheaton as the seventh and eighth grade math teacher. Fayston Elementary School welcomes Erin Affronti as a special education teacher, Kimberly Hall as a speech pathologist and Matthew Pedersen as a guidance counselor. Harwood Union Middle and High School welcomes Stephen Annino as a special education teacher, Alison Crocker as a science teacher, Christina Ehrenreich as a social worker, Andrea Knepper as an eighth grade math teacher, and Randy Sweeney as an as a guidance counselor. Moretown Elementary School welcomes Sarah Thompson as a first and second grade teacher. Waitsfield Elementary School welcomes Torrey Smith as the fifth and sixth grade teacher and Madeleine Olson as the third and fourth grade teacher. Warren School welcomes Drew Adamczyk as fifth and sixth grade teacher.

The Valley Reporter has contacted all new teachers, professors and staff at HUUSD and will be printing biographies of those who respond in the coming weeks.

The HUUSD 2022-2023 academic year begins on August 29.

Drew AdamczykWarren

Drew Adamczyk is the new upper unit humanities professor at the Warren School. Transplanted to Vermont as a teenager, he attended Colchester High School and went on to the University of Vermont, where he graduated in 2019 with a degree in history and speech/debate. Prior to teaching, Adamczyk worked in the service industry, ranging from washing dishes to managing teams of dozens as an executive chef in the Burlington area. After teaching at Burlington High School, Adamczyk was a long-term substitute in grades five and six at Shelburne Community School and developed a true passion for working with middle school students. When he’s not teaching, he can be found reading, playing guitar, or lounging around the house with a good book and a cat. He can’t wait to get back into winter sports and is looking forward to learning to ski after years of snowboarding. Avid reader with an insatiable appetite to learn more about all the intricacies of human nature and history, Adamczyk is excited to start the Warren School this fall.

Erin Affronti, FES

Erin AffrontiErin Affronti is Fayston Elementary School’s newest special education teacher. She grew up in New York and earned her bachelor’s degree at UVM. In 2009, she and her partner moved to Massachusetts. There she worked in the public school system for eight years and earned her master’s degree in special education. They moved to Vermont in 2017 and she worked as a special education teacher/behavioral specialist at Brookside Elementary for three years. “I am delighted to be part of and contribute to the FES community,” Affronti said. “Additionally, prior to receiving my position at Fayston Elementary School, I was able to pursue my career as an Orton-Gillingham instructor for the Stern Center for Language and Learning for two years. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my partner Garrett and our two dogs, Magellan (Jelly) and Roald (Rollie). I am dedicated to empowering students to take ownership of their learning as they set out to achieve the goals ahead of them. I appreciate the opportunity to guide students as they develop and strengthen the skills and strategies they need to achieve these goals.