MANCHESTER - Maple Street School has two new faculty members joining its staff this year - Marilyn Thompson and Zachary Hampton.

Thompson is the first grade teacher, and she joins the Maple Street School faculty after having taught first and second grade for 11 years at The Mountain School of Winhall. While there, she also served as a Title I and ESL tutor. Prior to The Mountain School, she taught Kindergarten and first grade at Manchester Elementary-Middle School. Thompson is also a learning team leader and helps design programs for students who need differentiated instruction. She has special interests in teaching place-based environmental science and Asian studies.

Hampton is a graduate of Castleton State College with a B.A.

At left, Marilyn Thompson and Zachary Hampton, are two new teachers who have joined the faculty of Maple Street School this year. Thompon is the new first
At left, Marilyn Thompson and Zachary Hampton, are two new teachers who have joined the faculty of Maple Street School this year. Thompon is the new first grade teacher, and Hampton is the school s music teacher. (Courtesy Photo)
in music education. He has served as a music teacher in several schools in the Poultney and Rutland areas, as well as leading a music program at summer camp and teaching pre-school. While Hampton plays almost every band instrument, saxophone is his greatest passion, and he plays often in a number of bands around the area.

Maple Street School is an independent day school serving children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade.

For more information about the school, call Admissions Director Jeff Barclay at (802) 362-7137 or visit on the web at www.maplestreetschool.com