"We don't just learn in the classroom, we go out and meet people."
-- Third Grade Student

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From the Director

First Amendment School

Board of Trustees


     Julie Hansen

     Leah Benedict

     Jon Snyder

     Maria Dufresne

     Tom Forster

     Marybeth Nolan

     Kelly Kazmarski


  • Third/Fourth Grade

Maria Dufresne brings a global perspective to our school community.  A native of Scotland, she lived and worked in a number of countries before she moved to the United States in 1983. In 2007, the entire Stevens School student body traveled to the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier to watch Mrs. Dufresne and several hundred other people sworn in as citizens of the United States.


Mrs. Dufresne has been teaching elementary school for seven years. “I love the curiosity of the students, and I have fun watching them acquire and use their skills in the pursuit of satisfying that curiosity,” she says.


She holds a diploma from Central College of Commerce in Glasgow, Scotland and a BA from the University of Vermont.