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Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is made up of current parents, alumni parents and community members.  The Board of Directors has responsibility for the general management, the property, business and affairs of the school and fundraising.  The Board decides school policy and revises school by-laws as necessary.  The Board meets on the first Tuesday of every month and on other occasions as seen fit.  Board Meetings are open to the public and we encourage interested parties to attend at any time.

New members are recruited on an ongoing basis with elections for open Board seats in May annually.  

If you are interested in joining the Board or a Board Committee, please complete the Board Candidate Survey.

Board President Email: evergreenboardchair@gmail.com

Board Committees:

GOVERNANCE

DEVELOPMENT

FINANCE/FUNDRASING

VISIONARY/PLANNING

                                                                            


 

STRATEGIC PLAN

Great news! The much-anticipated strategic plan has been finalized, and excitement is building with Evergreen. This comprehensive road map outlines key initiatives and goals that will shape the future direction of the preschool. Thank you to all who participated in this process. We are holding an open comment and question time at 6pm on Monday Feb 5th at Evergreen Preschool. Please join us and bring any questions or thoughts around the strategic plan to the Board. We hope to see you there!

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Chasity
DeMers

President

Chasity joined the Evergreen Board of Directors in 2022 following her Daughter Evelyn's first year.  She was looking for a way to be engaged in her children's education experience and deeply admired the environment that Evergreen created for both children and families.  Chasity holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene and loves to continue to learn in all facets, recently receiving a certification as a Breathwork Facilitator.  She resides in New Haven with her husband, Leon, and two children, Evelyn and Ander. 

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Kelli-Jo
Cloutier
 

Kelli-Jo joined the Evergreen Board of Directors in 2024 excited to be provided with an
opportunity to get involved with and give back to the community she grew up in. Kelli-Jo holds a
bachelor’s degree in accounting and a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Champlain College
as well as a master’s in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University. She is currently
the Controller at Co-operative Insurance Companies in Middlebury where she has worked for 11
years. She also owns a small bookkeeping practice and is a seasonal tax preparer at A.M.
Peisch & Company LLC in Colchester. She is excited to share her accounting expertise with
Evergreen. She resides in Addison with her husband, dogs, horses, and cat!

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Katrina
Matthews

Treasurer

Katrina has been a Vermont resident since 1972 and a resident of Vergennes since 1976.  Graduating from the College of St Rose in Albany, NY with a degree in Education she became involved with the Evergreen Preschool in 1982, teaching a one day per week program for 3 year olds and becoming the Treasurer of the organization.  Katrina continued as one of the teachers in the various programs (2 day, 3 day, 4 day, kindergarten) and in the various locations (Water Street, Green Street, Sand Road) from 1982 until 1994. Katrina then spent the following 20 years at Vermont Teddy Bear in retail, forecasting/analysis and marketing.  She has continued serving on the Evergreen Board as the Treasurer to the present day. Her continued involvement with Evergreen comes with a love for the organization and the many families that have passed through its doors. In serving on the Board of Evergreen and being Treasurer Katrina is pleased to give back to the community in this capacity. 

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Jacky
Bushey

My name is Jacky Bushey and I am so excited to be joining the Evergreen board! Two out of my three children have attended Evergreen so far and I am looking forward to being even more connected to the school and community. I have spent the past few months entering back into the work force after being a stay at home mom for 6 years. I am currently working part time at the Addison County Parent Child Center as a floating teacher in all the classrooms. Other previous work experience includes teaching at the Charlotte Children’s Center. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and am working on finishing up my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I live in Waltham with my husband, our three children, and our rescue cat and dog

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Katie
Kuzio

Katie joined the board in 2024 as one of her daughters transitioned to kindergarten and the other was about to begin her Evergreen years. She lives in Starksboro with her husband, daughters, and pets. She has a masters in Elementary Education and teaches at Monkton Central School. Katie is an enthusiastic advocate for education and is excited to join the board of this magical preschool. 

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Helen
Myhre

Helen joined the Evergreen Board of Directors in 2023 so she could broaden her professional
development experiences while sharing her love of Early Childhood Education. Helen holds a Bachelor’s
Degree in Early Childhood Development and a Master’s Degree in Special Education. She has worked for
Champlain Valley Head Start for over 20 years as a home visitor, classroom teacher and is now the
Support Services and Inclusion Coordinator. She was also a classroom teacher and Early Interventionist
at the Parent Child Center and Children’s Integrated Services in Middlebury for a few years. Helen
resides in East Middlebury with her wife, Lisa and their dog Fynn. They share five adult children and two
grandchildren whom they love to spend time with any chance they get. Helen brings a wide range of
experiences and education to the Evergreen board and we are excited to have her join us.

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