Instructional Team

Bill Rich
Bill Rich
Director, Vermont Bread Loaf Teacher Network; Co-Director & Instructor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; Former English & Social Studies Teacher, Colchester High School; Education Consultant and Founder of Red House Learning, redhouselearning@gmail.com

Tim O'Leary
Tim O'Leary
Co-Director & Instructor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; Digital Learning Leader, Shelburne Community School; tim.oleary.vt@gmail.com


Fallon Abel
Fallon Abel
Project Coach & Team Building Coach, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; BA, Bard College at Simon’s Rock; Social Studies Teacher, The Sharon Academy

Michelle Fountain
Michelle Fountain
Project Coach, WTS
Current MA student Middlebury College; M.E.d, Plymouth State University; BA, University of California at Davis; English Teacher, Woodstock Union High School

Erik Remsen
Erik Remsen
Instructor & Project Coach, WTS
BA, Bates College; Former Social Studies Teacher, Rutland High School

Eva Rocheleau
Eva Rocheleau
Media Creation Coach, WTS
What’s the Story? alumnus, current undergraduate at Hampshire College

Bob Uhl
Bob Uhl
Project Coach, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; English Teacher, Fredrick H. Tuttle Middle School

Kate Youngdahl-Stauss
Kate Youngdahl-Stauss
Project Coach, WTS
Current MLitt Student, Middlebury College, VT; MA, Middlebury College, VT; BA, Trinity College, Hartford, CT; English Teacher, Harwood Union High School


Legacy Mentors:

What’s the Story? has a dynamic group of past mentors who have been integral to our evolution.

Nate Archambault
Nate Archambault
Project Coach, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; English Teacher, BFA St. Albans

Abigail Bartell
Abigail Bartell
Project Coach, WTS
BAAE, Johnson State College/Northern Vermont University; MAADE, Vermont College of Fine Arts; 7-12 Visual Arts Educator, Danville School

Annie Bellerose
Annie Bellerose
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MAT, University of Vermont; MFA, UNC Wilmington; English Teacher, Champlain Valley Union High School

Brad Blanchette
Brad Blanchette
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; Former English & Social Studies Teacher, Colchester High School

Kate Carroll
Kate Carroll
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
Current MLitt Student, MA & BA, Middlebury College; English Teacher, Middlebury Union High School

Moira Donovan
Moira Donovan
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; English Teacher, Peoples Academy High School

Geoff Gevalt
Geoff Gevalt
Storytelling Coach, WTS
Award-Winning Journalist; Former Managing Editor of the Burlington Free Press;  Founder of the Young Writers’ Project

Colleen Kiley
Colleen Kiley
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; English Teacher, Mount Abraham Union High School

Ben Krahn
Ben Krahn
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; English Teacher, Middlebury Union High School

Courtney Krahn
Courtney Krahn
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; Former English Teacher, Middlebury Union Middle School; Middle Years Program Coordinator, Addison Central School District

Casey O'Meara
Casey O'Meara
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
EdD, Northeastern University; CAS & MEd, University of Vermont; Director of Curriculum, Addison-Rutland Supervisory Union

Emma Reynolds
Emma Reynolds
Project Coach, WTS
MA Student, Middlebury College, VT; BA, Hamilton College; English Teacher, Burr and Burton Academy; Former English Apprentice, High Mountain Institute

Emily Rinkema
Emily Rinkema
Project-Based Learning Mentor, WTS
MA, Middlebury College; Former English Teacher, Champlain Valley Union High School; Instructional Coach, Champlain Valley School District


Our Team Includes Vermont educators deeply committed to middle and high school learners and inspired by our studies at Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. This team is part of a network of educators across the country and beyond, who contribute to our learners’ success.

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