Northern Lights at CCV Announces New Resource Advisors

Community College of Vermont (CCV) is pleased to announce that Sara LeBlanc, Joanne Rouleau, and Adri Taylo-Behrman have been hired as Resource Advisors for Northern Lights at CCV. LeBlanc, Rouleau, and Taylo-Behrman join Amelia Struthers and Sunnie McPhetres as members of the Resource Team, supporting career advising and technical assistance needs for the early childhood and afterschool workforce.

Sara LeBlanc joins the Northern Lights at CCV team with extensive experience supporting early childhood professionals, most recently as Human Resource Director and Licensing Specialist with Heartworks, Loveworks, Renaissance, and Endeavor Schools in Chittenden County and central Vermont. She also was named Vermont Early Childhood Provider of the Year in 2009. “It is very exciting to see the opportunities as well as the challenges ahead for Northern Lights at CCV,” said LeBlanc. “I am thankful to have an opportunity to contribute during this time of growth and change.” She will be supporting early childhood and afterschool professionals in the St. Albans and Morrisville areas.

Joanne Rouleau steps into her role with many years of direct service experience in both public and private settings, most recently as a preschool teacher at The Children’s Early Learning Space in Waterbury. “I am very excited to bring my nearly 30 years of experience to the Northern Lights at CCV team,” said Rouleau. “I look forward to supporting early childhood and afterschool professionals in this new role as Resource Advisor.” She will work in the Montpelier, Newport, and St. Johnsbury areas.

Adri Taylo-Behrman is a CCV alumna who is joining the team with an extensive background working with the child care apprenticeship program at the Vermont Child Care Industry and Careers Council. “I’m excited to support the professional development of Vermont’s early care and learning workforce in this new capacity,” she said. “I look forward to working together to ensure these professionals have access to the high-quality training and educational opportunities they deserve.” She will be supporting the early childhood and afterschool workforce in the Middlebury and Winooski areas.

Amelia Struthers, currently a coordinator with Northern Lights, will be stepping into her role as Resource Advisor in January, supporting professionals in the Bennington, Brattleboro, Rutland, and Springfield areas. Sunnie McPhetres, Curriculum Manager for Northern Lights at CCV, will supervise the Resource Advisors and will provide support to early childhood and afterschool professionals in the Upper Valley area.

The professional development services of Northern Lights at CCV are funded through a grant from the State of Vermont and include registry and credentialing support, statewide professional development trainings, and career advising and technical assistance. For more information, contact Becky Millard at 802-828-2850 or becky.millard@ccv.edu.

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