Mountain School announces new staff

BONDVILLE - With the return to school and the ringing of a New Year, The Mountain School at Winhall also welcomed several new faculty members for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year.

MSW is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Kasulinous as the Middle School Language Arts, 8th Grade Social Studies and Exploratory Writing Teacher. Kasulinous joins MSW with nearly 20 years of educational experience. He has been a special educator, English teacher, physical education teacher, and school and district administrator in K-12, college, and adult education. Kasulinous has degrees in both English and Psychology from Southern Vermont College, has coached soccer at the NCAA Division III level, and has even played two years of professional soccer. Locally, he has taught at Long Trail School (Dorset), Mount Anthony Middle and High School (Bennington), and Fisher Elementary School (Arlington).

Colin Blazej joins MSW as the new Middle School Science Specialist and Exploratory Health and Environmental Science Teacher. Blazej is a graduate of UVM (BA), Antioch University (Masters of Science), and the Upper Valley Educator's Institute. He has a long history of working with children in a variety of educational settings, from camps to schools (including Leland & Gray and Brattleboro High School). He has also spent many years working in the carpentry and timber-framing industry throughout southern Vermont.

Sarah Rath joins MSW with more than 35 years of K-12 and college education experience. A graduate of St. Lawrence University (B.A.) and Colgate University (M.A.), Sarah has taught at North Country School in Lake Placid, Burr & Burton Seminary, Green Mountain College and Long Trail School. Rath's teaching assignment will be Pre-Kindergarten-8th grade Spanish.

Scott Senecal is a current parent and husband of MSW Development Officer Tara Senecal, and is well known as a coach for 10 years at both The Mountain School and with other local sports organizations. A graduate of Burr & Burton, Scott is also owner of Dirty Diamonds of Vermont, which installs and maintains athletic fields throughout New England and Hawaii. Senecal's teaching assignment will be Pre-Kindergarten-8th grade Physical Education.

"The Mountain School has always been committed to finding the best possible faculty to work with our children. These new additions are no exception. They greatly compliment and strengthen our school community," said Head of School Daren Houck.

The Mountain School at Winhall is an accredited Pre-K-8 independent community school in Bondville.

For information on the school or its programs, call Houck at 297-2662.

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