New Staff for CCV Early Childhood Professional Development

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Community College of Vermont (CCV) is pleased to announce that Sunnie McPhetres has been hired as the Curriculum Manager for early childhood professional development at CCV. McPhetres has more than three decades of experience in early childhood and has most recently served as Assistant Director of the Dartmouth College Child Care Center in Hanover, N.H.

“Sunnie’s deep knowledge of high quality curriculum, adult instruction, and the particular needs of early childhood professionals makes her an ideal fit for this position,” said Becky Millard, director of early childhood professional development at CCV. “We are so excited to welcome her onto our team.”

CCV is also pleased to announce that Amelia Struthers will be stepping into the role of regional Resource Advisor for the South Region supporting Rutland, Bennington, Brattleboro, and Springfield. Struthers currently serves as a Coordinator with the Northern Lights Career Development Center at CCV and has more than thirty years of experience in the early childhood field. She is also an accomplished performance artist and award-winning storyteller. “We are thrilled Amelia will be stepping into this new role on our team,” said Millard. “Her dedication to the field and deep knowledge of Vermont’s early childhood systems are strong assets, and will be a huge benefit as she moves into her role as a Resource Advisor.”

In May of 2017, CCV was awarded a grant from the State of Vermont to create and launch an array of professional development services to support Vermont’s early childhood workforce. These services will include registry and credentialing support, professional development trainings offered statewide, and regional career advising and technical assistance, and will launch in January 2018.

For more information, please contact Becky Millard at 802-828-2850 or

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