• About the Board

    The ACSD Board is made of, and elected by, citizens of Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham, and Weybridge, and is responsible for ensuring the education and welfare of the children of member towns in its District schools. Each board member is elected at large, and therefore represents the interests of all students in the District (not just the town in which they live).

    The founding vision of the ACSD Board is that all students will meet their full academic potential and be prepared for success as engaged citizens. It is the Board’s responsibility to set goals, conduct high-level planning, establish policy, and allocate resources in support of this vision, as well as provide oversight and develop monitoring systems to track progress. And as a public entity, the Board must engage the community in its work.

    The Board hires, supervises, and evaluates the Superintendent, who is responsible for the operation of all District schools. So while the Board sets priorities and guides the Superintendent and his or her administration in their work, it does not manage day-to-day school operations.  To learn more about the essential work of school boards, please visit the Vermont School Board Association website. 

    The ACSD Board currently has five committees to support its work; Communications and Engagement, Facilities, Finance, Negotiations, and Policy Committees.  Information about each committee can be found on our Board Committees page.

    Board member biographies and email addresses can be found below. To contact the board by phone you can call 802-382-1700,

  • ACSD Board Members

Last First Committee Assignments Email Term Expiration
Bauer Brian Communications & Engagement bbauer@acsdvt.org 3/2025
Buck Suzanne Policy sbuck@acsdvt.org 3/2023
Conlon Peter Policy pconlon@acsdvt.org 3/2024
Doria Joanna Communications & Engagement joannadoria@acsdvt.org 3/2025
Gill Mary Policy mgill@acsdvt.org 3/2023
Hescock Lindsey Communications & Engagement lhescock@acsdvt.org 3/2024
Jette Victoria Facilities vjette@acsdvt.org 3/2023
Malcolm James Facilities / Finance jmalcolm@acsdvt.org 3/2025
McCallum Jamie Policy jmccallum@acsdvt.org 3/2025
Noble Mary Heather Communications & Engagement mnoble@acsdvt.org 3/2024
Nuceder Jennifer Facilities jmnuceder@acsdvt.org 3/2023
Orzech Steve Finance sorzech@acsdvt.org 3/2025
Wilson Barbara Facilities / Finance bwilson@acsdvt.org 3/2024

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Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer moved to Middlebury in 1969 after teaching physics and chemistry in Connecticut. He taught physical and life sciences in 7th and 8th grades at MUMs for 32 years. He earned an BS in education from the University of Illinois, MS in Education from Antioch College and a 6th year Certificate in Education and Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He and his wife, Marion, raised their three children in Middlebury. He spent several summers as an auxiliary State Police Officer primarily patrolling area lakes. He chaired the Zoning Board and is currently serving on the Tax Abatement Board, Board of Civil Authority, and as a Justice of the Peace. After retiring from teaching, Brian continued his interest in property management and real estate as a Realtor. He continues his contact with kids as a school bus driver for sporting events and other extra-curricular activities. When not working in the community, he continues his love of running and winter hiking and covers the back country trails of the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks.

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Suzanne Buck

Suzanne Buck of Bridport has served on the ACSD Board since its creation in 2016, and also serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Hannaford Career Center. Suzanne is serving her second term on the ACSD Board, and is a member of the Policy & Governance Committee. Suzanne grew up in a small farming community in rural New Hampshire, and applies that community spirit and farming work ethic to all of her public service. She holds degrees in Dairy Management and Occupational Education from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a Masters degree in Special Education. Suzanne and her husband raised their two children in Vermont. During that time she worked as a special educator and education leader. She has served on local school boards for over 10 years and continues to contribute to the community through her service work for the Hannaford Career Center, 4-H, and the FFA.

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Peter Conlon

Peter Conlon of Cornwall has been on the ACSD Board since its creation in 2016 and served as the unified district’s first Board Chair. Peter also served on the MUHS/MUMS board before the ACSD was created. He is currently serving his second term on the ACSD Board and chairs the Negotiations Committee. Peter and his family are all products of Vermont public schools. He and his wife, Mary, are both graduates of Montpelier High School, and their three sons attended Cornwall Elementary School, MUMS and MUHS -- their youngest having graduated from MUHS in 2019. A 30-year resident of Cornwall, Peter worked at the Addison Independent for 15 years, worked in dairy labor management for 10 years, and has since owned and operated Vermont Move Management. Peter is also a member of the Vermont House, representing Cornwall, Goshen, Hancock, Leicester, Ripton and Salisbury, and sits on the House Education Committee. Peter was an active member of Friends of Cornwall School and Cornwall Little League for many years, and is a 15-year member of the Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department. He and Mary enjoy all that Vermont offers, inside and out, except the really hot days of summer.

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Joanna Doria

oanna Doria was elected to the ACSD Board in 2022. She lives in Ripton with her husband, two kiddos, and a variety of beloved farm animals, including 18 chickens and four goats. Joanna currently works as an administrator for the North Branch School. Prior to living in Vermont, Joanna worked domestically and abroad teaching both Chinese and English to students of all ages. She enjoys (and is looking forward to) traveling, working on her family’s homestead, and volunteering in the community. 

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Mary Gill

Mary Gill has lived in Middlebury for over 30 years and has served on the ACSD Board since 2017. She is serving her second term and currently chairs the Policy and Governance Committee. Mary and her husband Paul raised their four children in Middlebury, and are proud grandparents of seven grandchildren. Mary served many Addison County families as a pediatric nurse practitioner, school nurse, and health educator before retiring in 2016. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Loyola University, completed her Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Alabama, and holds a M.S. in Nursing from SUNY Stony Brook. She is an active member of the ACSD community, and has volunteered her time with dozens of local organizations, including the Yellow House Community Home, the Charter House Coalition and Open Door Clinic, and enjoys biking, hiking, swimming, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren when she’s not advocating for the health and wellness of the community.

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Lindsey Hescock

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Victoria Jette

Victoria Jette of Middlebury joined the ACSD Board in 2016, and is currently serving her second term. She is the Board’s Vice Chair, a member of the Finance Committee and chairs the Facilities Committee. Victoria’s introduction to Middlebury was as a student at Middlebury College in the 1990s. Shortly thereafter, she met her husband Peter Jette --a Middlebury native-- and lived in various corners of the world before settling back in Middlebury in 2010 with Peter and their three kids.  Victoria became a member of the ID4/ Mary Hogan School Board shortly after moving back, and continued in that role until ACSD unification in 2016, when she was elected to the new ACSD Board.  Victoria is also a founding member of Friends of Middlebury Lacrosse, as well as a coach for Middlebury Youth Lacrosse Club girls program.  When not managing her family’s rental properties, she can be found hiking, biking and skiing the back roads of this district or enjoying the beauty of Lake Dunmore.  

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James “Chip” Malcolm

James “Chip” Malcolm of Middlebury has been on the ACSD Board since 2016, and previously served on the UD3 Board from 1985-2000, including six years as Board Chair. During those years, MUMS was built and MUHS underwent significant rehabilitation. He is currently serving his second term on the unified Board, chairs the Finance Committee, and is also a member of the Facilities Committee. Chip has a B.A. from Williams College, and obtained his M.D. from the University of Virginia. He practiced OB-Gyn at Porter Hospital from 1975 until his retirement in 2014. He and his wife Nancy have lived in the same house in Middlebury since 1975. Their three children graduated from MUHS and all returned to Addison and Chittenden Counties after finishing college. Chip also currently serves as the President of the Board for the Opera Company of Middlebury.

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Jamie McCallum

Jamie McCallum began his first term on the ACSD Board in 2022. He’s a professor of sociology at Middlebury College, where his research and teaching focus on labor and work issues, American politics, social movements, and public health. He's also taught throughout the CUNY public schools in New York City. His son attends Weybridge school, and he is active on the Friends of Weybridge Elementary group. In his spare time, Jamie’s a volunteer firefighter, an Executive Board member of the Rights and Democracy Institute, and sells his own home grown artisanal hot sauces from a backyard garden. He's from Bethlehem, PA, where he was raised by a writer and a second grade teacher. 

 

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Mary Heather Noble

Mary Heather Noble of Middlebury was elected to the ACSD Board in 2021 and is serving her first term. She is a member of the Facilities Committee and currently chairs the Communications and Engagement Committee. Mary Heather is an environmental scientist, community volunteer, and writer whose work is often influenced by her former career as an environmental regulator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in environmental science from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. Mary Heather has two daughters at MUHS, and has volunteered with ACSD, the Middlebury Elementary School Association, Everybody Wins!, Girls on the Run, WomenSafe, and the Better Middlebury Partnership. In her free time, you can find her cheering her kids on in their activities, leading writing workshops, running, skiing, gardening, and otherwise enjoying all the outdoor opportunities that Vermont has to offer.

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Jennifer Nuceder

Jennifer Nuceder of Salisbury has served on the ACSD Board since its establishment in 2016. She is serving her second term and is a member of the Facilities and Communications & Engagement Committees.  Jen is a Manager of Academic Office Support at Middlebury College, and holds a B.S. in Psychology with a focus in Elementary and Special Education from Castleton University, and a M.S. in Administration from Saint Michael’s College. She has served as President of the Friends of Salisbury Community School, and is a member of the ACSD Community Partnership Council and MUMS Communication Partnership Team. She also volunteers with Addison County Readers, Tiger Youth Football Clinic, and Friends of Middlebury Football. Jen enjoys skiing, hiking, golfing, swimming, and kayaking with her husband, John, and sons Luke and Levi. When she’s not on the sidelines at Luke and Levi’s sporting events, she enjoys reading, gardening, and listening to music.

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Steve Orzech

Steve Orzech served on the MUMS/MUHS board in 2015 and was elected to the ACSD Board in 2016. He has served on the Finance committee. After a brief break in 2019, he was re-elected in 2022. Originally trained as a Computer Systems Analyst where he worked for five years, Steve switched to Social Studies education in 1992 and has never looked back. He recently retired as a secondary school teacher of Technology and Social Studies with experience ranging from the middle grades to high school seniors and spanning many states and Brazil. With an A.A.S. and B.S. Computer Information Systems from Purdue University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia, Steve’s formal education spans both the STEM and Humanities curricula. Originally a native of Indiana, he has lived and travelled widely before settling here in Middlebury in 2009 with his wife and youngest son, now a graduate of Mary Hogan, MUMS, MUHS and PAHCC ART technical program. Steve can often be found walking around Middlebury or hiking the TAM with his Entlebucher Swiss Mountain dog, Circe (no she doesn’t have “some Beagle in her”)

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Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson was elected to the ACSD Board in 2021, and has lived in Shoreham for over twelve years. She is serving her first term, and is a member of the Finance and Negotiations Committees. Barb grew up on a small dairy farm in Michigan and graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Education and Mathematics from Michigan State University. She spent 38 years working for a large telecommunications software development company in New Jersey, where she designed, implemented and deployed engineering support software.  Upon moving to Shoreham, Barb started a small fruit farm where she grows berries, peaches, and other fruits to make value added specialty products, such as jam and sorbet.  Barb is a member of the Middlebury Farmers’ Market and Rights and Democracy, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Shoreham School Community Partnership Committee and has volunteered at the school in a special 2nd grade reading program where students read to her dog, Java. Barb lives with her husband, George, and enjoys the outdoors -- whether it be working on her small farm, hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, cross country skiing, or sledding on her awesome hill.

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Narges Anzali

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Eddie Fallis