Lauren Wooden is CVEDC’s Executive Director, having been here since 2012. She has been an educational leader in Vermont for many years, most recently as the Assistant Superintendent & Curriculum Director for Chittenden East SU. Prior to that, she was the principal of Richmond Elementary School for 5 years and before that was Asst. Principal of Charlotte Central School for 6 years. She has taught grades 1 – 6 in Vermont, weaving standards, technology and teamwork throughout interdisciplinary units that created self-directed learning for her students.
Lauren works with regional educational leaders to bring the best professional learning to Vermont that supports district plans and keeps our educators current. She has expanded the offerings of this ESA to include a wide range of innovative practices and leadership learning opportunities. She is a member of the Vermont Afterschool Board of Directors, the Executive Board of Learning Forward New England, and on the board of the Winooski Downtown Redevelopment Association. In addition to her love of learning and professional development, Lauren is a watercolorist and an avid golfer.
Jeanne Chicoine is the ESA assistant and a critical member of the team. She handles all of the registrations, billing, orders, venue details and accounts for our bustling office. Jeanne has been with CVEDC for the past 10+ years and uses her knowledge of our history to help us navigate our new adventures. Her personalized approach helps our member districts get the most out of our services.