Director of Adult Education/Assistant Director WRCC
Drew advocates for whole community mobilization with employers and community agencies collaborating with educators to prepare students to transition from school to success. At the Windham Regional Career Center, Drew is the Assistant Director of secondary CTE and the director of Adult CTE programs. A twenty year resident of Windham County, Drew has extensive experience in career development within higher education, high school transition, post-secondary attainment and state workforce development. He holds an MS in Management from Antioch New England University and a Career Development Facilitation credential through the National Career Development Association. Through partnerships with regional agencies and schools, he has designed and facilitated the implementation of The Windham Career Connections career resource management system.
Guy has been working in workforce development most of his adult life. Prior to moving to Vermont in the mid-nineties he worked in higher education at Rutgers University and Raritan Valley Community College. He then transitioned to work as a management and leadership trainer in corporate and divisional businesses. His move to Vermont and work in the HVAC industry as Human Resource Manager exposed him to the work of the regional workforce investment boards, technical and apprenticeship training.
Following the aftermath of Hurricane Irene in 2011, and working at SEVCA with the Economic Stimulus Package Grant entitled Vermont Green, Guy was approached by weatherization technicians and residential builders to build a training initiative that would give access to local professionals for advanced training in Building Science and High Performance Building. This need gave birth to The Sustainable Energy Outreach Network (SEON), a 501(c)(3) corporation, and is recognized as one of the premier training resources in SE Vermont for those in residential construction. Given Guy’s earlier work at 2 workforce investment boards, he has maintained a strong commitment to regional career centers. SEON now partners with WRCC’s Construction/Architecture Program and instructor John DiMatteo to offer a variety of services and resources to students (day and evening), and professionals.
Todd Kalinski is the owner operator of Winchester Metal Works in Winchester, New Hampshire. While attending a Parents Night at the Windham Regional Career Center, Todd was recruited to offer welding for WRCC Adult CTE by his son’s Engineering faculty Amy Anthony. Check out Todd’s practical commercial solutions and creative finished designs for his customers at Winchester Metalworks on Facebook and Instragram. Todd is an inventor and finalist in the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Pitch fork Series, Lieutenant in the Winchester Fire Department, currently employed by Keene Public Works and a great addition to the WRCC faculty.
Educational Technology Specialist
Kathy teaches Computer Literacy for the WRCC Adult CTE program. Throughout Kathy’s 20 years in education, (TESOL, Intensive Needs, Special Education, EdTech), Educational Technology has been at the core of her teaching practices. In 2005, she received her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Social Justice and Media Literacy. Kathy has a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from the Marlboro College Graduate School and her EdTech Endorsement from the VT AOE. As a high school special educator, she has trained students and staff to be more tech-literate. She is a strong advocate of promoting effective and efficient technology processes in the workplace and beyond. As an Educational Technology Specialist, she is acutely aware that advancing one’s technology skills fosters successes across all environments – personally, academically and professionally. Those interested in computer tech skills advancement can contact her for consultative practices via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator for Academic Services
Dr. Leigh Marthe has worked in higher educational and public service settings most of her career. She has been at the Community College of Vermont for nearly three years and is delighted to do what she loves in her town of Brattleboro, Vermont. Leigh is passionate about education. One of her favorite things to say to students at the college and considering college is from her father, Leonard Marthe. “Education is the only investment you will make that no one can ever take away from you. With each class you take, you improve your life and mind and positively impact all the people you come into contact within your life. You can’t help but be changed by educational experiences if your heart and mind are open to learning.”
Leigh lives in Brattleboro, Vermont with her family and is often engaged outside of her work in gardening, riding her electric assist cargo bike, writing poetry, exploring yoga and meditation, and connecting with friends and family.
Specialities and InterestsAllied Health, English and Creative Writing, Veterans
I have spent the past few decades working in multiple aspects of small businesses, the local food system, sales, education and marketing. I see my role is to support food businesses in creating a solid systems and maintainable infrastructure; minimizing risk and increasing potential for success. I am a practical day-to-day operational, personnel and fiscal systems set-up ‘go to’ person. I am an integral part of this greater whole that is dedicated to creating sustainable, regenerative communities.
VSAC Career & Education Outreach Counselor
For an appointment with Suzie call VSAC Toll Free 877-961-4369.
Workforce and Education Program Manager
Alex Beck, is a Brattleboro resident and SIT Graduate, coming from a background in Nonprofit and Social Business Management. Alex holds a MA in Service, Leadership, and Management and wrote his thesis on the impact of Information Communication Technology on NGO’s in Rwanda, where he lived and worked prior to co-founding a civic technology start-up in Downtown Rutland. He has extensive experience in community development, youth leadership, and social entrepreneurism in rural economies in the U.S and abroad. Alex has resided in Windham County for over 4 years, and currently lives in Brattleboro. At BDCC, he coordinates the Fast Tracks to Success program and facilitates the creation, organization, and distribution of regional workforce and education opportunities for young Vermonters throughout the Windham region.
Melissa Mroz-Gaskill is the director and head teacher at The Little Red House Early Learning Program in Brattleboro, VT. Melissa has Baccalaureate of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island, a certificate of Non-Profit Management from the Marlboro Graduate Center, and professional training in the child-centered Montessori Method of education and Wilson Reading System.
Peter is a mason, businessman and visionary. He played a vital role in the development of The Stone Trust in Dummerston, Vermont and is planning on teaching the Dry Stone Walling course in partnership with the Windham Regional Career Center.