Program Director Publishes Article in “Teaching And Learning”

Former Program Director Dr. Vanessa Zerillo published the article entitled In the Name of Action Research in Teaching and Learning, a journal published by the Brock-Golden Horseshoe Educational Consortium, Hamilton, Ontario (Canada). This particular issue focuses on the process of action research as a proactive and collaborative tool to objectively improve instructional practice and program practice.

Program Director And Coordinator Published

Former Program Director, Dr. Vanessa Zerillo and Former Academic Coordinator, Mark Skelding were asked to contribute chapters to a book on systems theory in education. Along with three other authors the book has now been published by University Press of America. The Contemporary Applications of a Systems Approach to Education: Models for Effective Reform is currently available on the University Press web site at as well as on Amazon at .

A Change Of The Guard

After much reflection, Mark Skelding has decided to “retire” from education and our graduate program as Academic Coordinator to pursue his passion in landscaping and begin his own company in Franklin County. We are very sad to see Mark leave but one of his dreams has been to pursue ecological sustainability and we wish him well and the very best of luck. Mark’s last day will be May 31st. Wendy Baker has accepted our offer to replace Mark as academic coordinator and she begins this month. Wendy brings with her many years of experience working in Public Schools and has been a part of our program for over 10 years. We are so happy to welcome Wendy to our program and know that this change will be in keeping with our overall philosophy and commitment to you our students. Wendy will be working closely with Vanessa as she learns the “ropes” and we hope that you will join us in welcoming her to our Field-based Graduate Education department.

Welcome Wendy Baker!

We are pleased to welcome Wendy Baker to our SNHU – Vermont Center as the new Academic Coordinator for the Field-based Graduate Program in Education . Wendy has been a SNHU – Vermont part-time instructor for the last 10 years and has a knowledge of our program; she is “in sync” with the constructivist philosophy which is the core of ‘how’ we teach at SNHU – Vermont. Wendy has taught in public classrooms, consulted in the improvement of schools through the Vermont Department of Education, served as Superintendent and most recently held the position of Principal at the People’s Academy in Morrisville, Vermont. Her proven leadership and experience in school communities throughout the region and the state of Vermont will be a wonderful addition to our program. We are thrilled to have Wendy on board.

Tuition Increase

Tuition for the Field-based Graduate Program in Education will increase slightly, beginning in the fall of 2013. The cost will be $381 per credit, still significantly less than the University of Vermont rate of $572 per credit. We are thankful that our main campus of Southern New Hampshire University allows us to set our own tuition rates that are reasonable for our graduate education ‘on location’ sites on behalf of the professional educators who attend our program.

SNHU’s ‘See Yourself Succeed’ Campaign

A team from SNHU’s Online programs has been traveling cross-country, meeting with students and alumni, introducing them (face-to-face) to their online advisors and faculty. The “#seeyourselfsucceed” bus is coming to Burlington, VT next Tuesday, August 27th, from 12-1 at the Burlington Waterfront! If you are interested in stopping by, as an alum, instructor and/or current student or colleague of the Field-based Graduate Education with family or friends, please do so! All are invited! There is a link in which you should RSVP so that they can be “in touch” with you if logistics change.

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The SNHU bus arrived Tuesday, August 26 and was greeted by a bit of rain on Burlington's Waterfront. Our very own Program Director, Vanessa Zerillo and Academic Coordinator, Wendy Baker, visited the SNHU Bus as it traveled to Burlington Vermont last Tuesday. The bus is traveling cross-country meeting with students, alumni and staff.


There Is Still Time to Join Our New Lyndon Site!

The first class, Pro File Seminar, was offered recently at the Lyndon Town School, Lyndon, Vermont. The next three credit course EDGR 650 / Dimensions in Learning and Development will be offered February 6, 7, 8; March 13, 14, 15 and April 24, 25, 26. If you are interested in more information or would like to join this cohort, please call our Vermont Center at (800) 730-5542 ext. 101 or e-mail us at Please spread the word! You can also request an information packet to be mailed to you by filling out our Online Inquiry Form.

New Site Possible in the Lamoille and Hardwick Region!

A new graduate education site is possible in the Lamoille and Hardwick Region and an information meeting is scheduled:

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. at the Hardwick Elementary School, 135 South Main Street, Hardwick, Vermont

If you're interested in a graduate degree or advanced graduate certificate, come on by and ask questions! Or request an information packet by filling out our Online Inquiry Form.

Welcome Matt!

We are pleased to welcome Matthew R. Moehle to our SNHU – Vermont Center as the new Academic Coordinator for the Field-based Graduate Program in Education. Matthew recently moved to Vermont and was an Instructor at Morehead State University in Kentucky. He is passionate about applying and creating strength-based approaches to mentoring and coaching educators in a variety of contexts. He has a strong track record of building and leading programs including a Professional Development School and Professional Partnership Network between a university college of education and regional public schools. Please join us in welcoming Matt!