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FY18 Annual Report Message from the President

Happy 35th Anniversary, Stern Center! Having had the privilege of being at the helm of this wonderful organization since its inception in 1983, I can honestly say that few years have had the vibrancy, power and impact of this one. We are pleased to report success from both fiscal and mission-driven perspectives. FY18 was one of our best years for services across evaluations and instruction. Professional learning thrived as well. We ended the year with a modest increase in net assets. And Happy 10th Anniversary to the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence (CKHIE) at the Stern Center! Home to professional learning, its growth over the past decade has been extraordinary. During the past decade, we awarded nearly $1 million in grants to educators and school system leaders. CKHIE grants have also supported students, specifically those receiving multi-hour instruction at the Stern Center. In last year’s Annual Report, we shared that our Board and staff had embraced the start of a transformational journey. This bold transformation spans the core services upon which we have built our esteemed reputation over the past 35 years and the professional learning which has extended teacher expertise in the science of learning through the CKHIE. It enables us to extend our core services in evaluations, instruction and social learning/communication as we collaborate with school teams towards systems change in the science of reading. Its inspiration began with a presentation at an Annual Meeting two years ago which emphasized that change cannot happen without joint work characterized by mutualism and reciprocity. Today we are poised to work together with educational partners to tap their expertise and incorporate the awesome brain discoveries we have witnessed over the past 35 years. Together, thanks to technological progress, we can implement proven literacy practices beyond our walls.

Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D.

We began our journey with a partnership with Champlain College’s David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry, a strengths-based initiative that coordinates positive education with academic excellence. Following a March Summit with school leaders interested in systems change to advance reading success through the elevation of teacher expertise, we engaged our first pilot schools. The first collaboration cohorts, Hinesburg Community School and Hardwick Elementary, began the journey with us this summer and we look forward to at least three other schools and districts coming aboard in FY19. We are delighted that all teachers across both pilots, not to mention numerous educational administrative leaders, are taking our Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators online. This knowledge expansion will be followed by onsite and virtual coaching across sites. We were honored to receive grant funding from the Hoehl Family Foundation to recruit thought leaders for the Transformation through the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence. We welcomed Dr. Jane Ashby as Senior Education Director and Dr. Jennifer White as Innovation Specialist.


Dr. Ashby is a highly regarded reading researcher who relocated from Central Michigan University to help grow our core services as we extend our professional learning models. Dr. White excelled in her doctoral work in learning disabilities with our longtime professional learning partner Dr. Nancy Mather and will lead the development of our cutting edge online coaching. Technology played a major role in FY18. Our eLearning program has expanded with participants from rural areas of Vermont as well as around the country. We also launched two online professional learning courses: our Comprehensive Reading Course for Educators produced by MindPlay and our Building Blocks Online course produced with the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College. Our social learning program spread its wings with the development of Activities, Games, and Lessons for Social Learning. This handbook, authored by Julie Erdelyi and supported by a private grant, was accepted by Corwin Publishing. Our Trauma of Poverty series as well as a new course on autism further helped teachers address the social emotional challenges many children face every day at school and at home. This year’s Annual Meeting features a keynote speech by Zach Terwilliger, U.S. attorney from Alexandria, VA who was a Stern Center student 28 years ago. This will be one of many success stories we will share at this 35th anniversary celebration. We will also honor the memory of Cynthia K. Hoehl and the thousands of educators who have partnered with us over the past 10 years to bring the science of reading into the classroom through the Institute for Excellence named in her honor. Anniversaries celebrate memories of yesterday and hopes for tomorrow. We have a rich history punctuated by people who believed in our mission and by those who executed it. We thank our founding benefactors and all those who have so generously contributed to our growth and sustenance. We thank our Board and staff who extend their tremendous talents to deserving students so that learning can flourish. We have witnessed enormous scientific discoveries over the past 35 years that nourish our hopes for tomorrow – that those brain findings can become reflected in every classroom, bringing educational equity to every learner. All of you reading this message have in some way been a part of the Stern Center and deserve to share the magic of this time. As we reflect with appreciation on the past and look with excitement to our future, we invite you to share the joy we feel today. Thank you for your support.

Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D. President

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Board of Directors Will Billings, Chair Donna Austin-Hawley Jamie Brandon Tim Corley Ann DeMarle Christopher Economou Michael Healy Ellie Kenworthy Bud Meyers, Ph.D. Justin Molson Tim Neiley Elaine Pinckney Jon Pizzagalli Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D. Maureen Post Stephen Richards Patrick Thornton Brian Till, M.D. Honorary Board of Directors Bernice Stern, Chair Eugene Cenci Governor Howard Dean, M.D. Governor James H. Douglas Lewis R. First, M.D. Sarah Gray Gund John M. Hoehl Governor Madeleine Kunin Senator Patrick Leahy G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D. Joan Martin Eugene E. Richards III Governor Peter Shumlin Ann L. Smallwood Peter Stern, M.D. David Stifler, M.D. Barry Stone

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Celebrating 10 Years of the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence In this 10th anniversary of the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence at the Stern Center, we have experienced greater outreach than ever. It is a great privilege to share how we advance teacher and student knowledge.

Pilot Partners Transforming Literacy Instruction

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his year we began systems change

PILOTS Hinesburg Community School

Hardwick Elementary School

Pilot

Pilot

increase literacy knowledge

Elaine Pinckney, Champlain

Rhoda McLure, Director of

among general education

Valley School District

Instruction, Assessment and

teachers. In March, using an

Superintendent, invited Suzan

Grants at Orleans Southwest

Appreciative Inquiry approach,

Locke, Hinesburg Community

Supervisory Union, invited

we convened 20 educators,

School Co-Principal, to guide

Patrick Pennock, Principal at

including curriculum directors,

the district’s first pilot site. All

Hardwick Elementary School

principals, superintendents,

of Hinesburg’s K-4 teachers

to have his school become our

classroom teachers, and literacy

along with the Director of

second pilot site. Classroom

specialists. We presented them

Special Education, Director of

teachers, Special Educators,

with professional learning

Learning and Innovation as well

literacy interventionists, pre-K

opportunities we have designed

as proficiency-based coaches

and unified arts teachers

to transform literacy instruction

and other special educators

completed online training

in all schools. In this new

completed online training in

over the summer and are

model, teachers will learn the

best-practices related to literacy

participating in coaching

latest brain science and the

instruction. All teachers will be

throughout the school year.

instructional strategies that best

coached throughout the school

match the developmental levels

year within their grade-level

of their students.

teams as they apply their new

collaborations with two pilot schools to

knowledge in their classrooms.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE CYNTHIA K. HOEHL INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE

New Online Courses

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eleased in June 2018, MindPlay Comprehensive Reading Course™ is a 30-hour online course designed for educational professionals striving to increase their knowledge about how

to teach reading and spelling. It is an approach for general education teachers, special educators, reading teachers, interventionists, and speech-language pathologists who work with diverse age ranges and skill levels. Created by Blanche Podhajski, Nancy Mather, Janice Sammons and Marilyn Varricchio, it originated in 1995 as TIME for Teachers and has evolved in scope over 24 years.

“I will forever be grateful to you for transforming my reading instruction and keeping those kiddos on the path to college!” ~ 3rd grade teacher, Burlington

Building Blocks for Literacy® is a new online, 1-credit course for early childhood educators that covers language development, shared book reading, phonological awareness, executive function, the speech to print connection (including alphabet knowledge) and early literacy research. BB online was produced in collaboration with the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College made possible through a grant to Champlain College from the Morris and Bessie Altman Foundation.

“The training not only provided valuable information and resources but offered a network to talk about strategies and structures working in the field.” ~ CKHIE grant recipient

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Professional Learning Programs & Collaborations

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his year we continued to provide live, in-person Building Blocks for Literacy®

trainings to early educators

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Professional Learning Participants

throughout Vermont as we have done since 1997. We brought Building Blocks for Literacy® Birth-5 to early educators in Rutland through multiple grant sources totaling $31,000 including the Bay & Paul Foundations, the Turrell Fund and the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence. A Building Bright Futures (BBF) audit identified the Rutland region as an area wanting to target early literacy development using Building Blocks for Literacy® specifically. The training includes area librarians, Head Start teachers and local area early educators from the Rutland County Parent Child Center, Little Lambs Early Learning Center as well as the pre-kindergarten teachers in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union. Mentor training with ongoing coaching throughout the year are part of

Vermont Head Start & Building Blocks for Literacy® Birth-5: An anonymous grant This is the first year of a twoyear $125,000 grant designed to provide Building Blocks for Literacy® to organizations with statewide networks of educators. Vermont Head Start teachers have been the primary beneficiaries of this professional learning opportunity with Building Blocks for Literacy® Birth-5 training delivered to teachers in six of seven VT Head Start Regions. We celebrate 10 years of partnership with Wilson Language Training, an organization whose mission is to provide professional learning and ongoing support to literacy educators. This year we provided Wilson Training and Fundations K-2 workshops to 124 educators.

this collaborative grant.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE CYNTHIA K. HOEHL INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE

Orton-Gillingham

Reading and the Brain is an

(OG) is a multisenso-

interactive course designed for

ry structured lan-

elementary and middle school

guage approach to

educators who wish to learn

instruction. The Stern Center’s

about the brain basis of reading

OG Institute is accredited by the

and how to support children’s

Academy of OG Practitioners and

reading development in the

Educators to deliver OG training

areas of phonological awareness,

and mentoring. Two hundred

phonology, reading and spelling

twenty teachers participated in

development, reading fluency,

our OG programs this year.

vocabulary and comprehension. Participants take away practical strategies they can immediately implement to help struggling readers in the general education classroom and Special Education classes. We delivered this course

“Because most of what goes on in reading is subconscious… there is a science of reading: to understand this complex skill at levels that intuition cannot easily penetrate.” ~ Mark Seidenberg, 2017. Language at the Speed of Sight

to 40 educators this year. Our courses in the SocialEmotional realm benefit students who have difficulties with social communication due to a variety of conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, attention issues and/or emotionalbehavioral problems. Courses are designed to help teachers use best practices to improve school and classroom climates and build positive social interactions within the student’s community.

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CELEBRATING 10 YEARS OF THE CYNTHIA K. HOEHL INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE

Higher Education Partnerships

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he Stern Center has a long tradition of partnering with institutions of higher education, and this July we celebrated our second year of collaboration with the Castleton Early Childhood Summer Institute. Grants received from

the Henderson Foundation, the Turrell Fund Board Discretionary Allowance and the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence supported four courses to advance the early childhood education workforce through Castleton University: • Autism Spectrum Disorder:

~ 1st grade teacher, Burlington

We also partnered with

Stimulating Language, Social

Champlain College and the

Communication, and Social

students in its Emergent Media

Emotional Learning from Birth

Center to bring Building Blocks

through Third Grade

for Literacy® online as a one-

• Building Blocks for Literacy®

“Thank you so much for inspiring me to become a more effective teacher.”

credit course.

• Early Literacy: Critical Instruction for Primary Grades • Supporting Children through Trauma, Poverty, and Adversity

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Special Events SIGNATURE EVENT: COACH BARN AT SHELBURNE FARMS Our second annual Signature

the Stern Center transformed

Event brought together over

their lives and helped them

Signature Event Planning Committee

100 guests who experienced

achieve their dreams. We also

for the first time ever, zero

intimate personal vignettes of

heard highlights of a four-

special education referrals

learning success thanks to our

year professional learning

for reading-related learning

evaluation, instruction, and

collaborative with the leadership

disabilities for three straight

professional learning services

and staff at Williamstown

years. This Williamstown study

and relationships. Special guest

Elementary School, which saw

serves as a catalyst for our

speakers included alums Matt

student reading achievement

Transformation.

Zahn and Stephanie Hackett as

increase across the board and,

well as Kristen Foley, mother of a current student. Each speaker captivated the audience with personal accounts of how

We are grateful for the donors who met a generous challenge grant from the Swift/McCargo Family, O’Connell Family and Lili Ruane. With their help, we exceeded our ambitious FY18 goal of $150,000, raising $179,800 for the Stern Center.

COMEDY NIGHT NETS OVER $10,000 The FY18 Laughter for Learning

of attendees during four shows

$10,000 thanks

comedy event, which benefitted

on two nights in May. The team

to corporate and

the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for

of nationally acclaimed improv

individual sponsors

Excellence, delighted hundreds

comedians, led by Steve Waltien,

along with ticket

includes his wife and

sales to support

two childhood friends,

the Institute! The

all with ties to Vermont.

comedy team has

They returned May

promised that this

23 and 24 for the 4th

will be a “forever

Annual Laughter for

event,” so we

Learning event.

already look forward to

We are pleased to

next spring.

have netted just over L-R: Andrew Knox, Kate James, Blanche Podhajski, Steve Waltien, Ben Rameaka

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Celebrating 35 Years of the Stern Center’s Core Services As the Stern Center celebrates 35 years, we recognize the importance of capitalizing on our ability to offer our exceptional instruction to growing numbers of clients using high-speed, digital technology. Thanks to a generous gift from Rich and Tracy Appleton Tarrant aimed at building our reputation in the eLearning marketplace, Stern Center instructors provided eLearning to nine students this summer in a pilot project at significantly reduced cost, launching our eLearning program. The Rene Bloch Foundation provided support to continue those underwriting efforts, helping to establish the Stern Center as a highlevel, widely respected eLearning resource, which is critical to our ongoing success and sustainability. In addition, we received a $2,000 grant from IBM to fund technology upgrades, digital strategy/channel development, educational transformation & Watson integration.

The Stern Center has built its stellar reputation by delivering evaluations, customized instruction and communication services of the highest quality since 1983.

Evaluations Evaluations meet the diverse needs of individuals seeking insight into their learning profiles.

Customized Instruction Customized Instruction provides the latest in proven, research-based techniques to help learners build on their strengths, confront their challenges, and reach

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Instruction Students

their potential. Our ability to reach students anywhere in the world via eLearning creates exciting growth potential.

Communication Services

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Communication Services Students

Communication Services staff members deliver programming for learners with challenges that affect their ability to relate to the world around them. We work with individuals and small groups of learners in need of speech-language intervention and/or improved social-emotional communication.

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Vermont cities & towns

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257

Evaluation Clients

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states plus Europe and Canada

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Adolescent & Pediatric Psychiatry Fellowships

Staff News Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D..

The Stern Center partners with

and Melissa Farrall, Ph.D.,

the University of Vermont Larner

were featured speakers at

College of Medicine to provide

the International Dyslexia

Melissa Farrall, Ph.D.

Association’s annual conference in Atlanta. Melissa Farrall’s latest book, All About Tests & training for medical students and physicians. Julia Molson, Psy.D., Supervising Psychologist of the School Consultation Service of the Pediatric Psychiatry Fellowship, supervised two fellows this year. Fellows participate in multidisciplinary evaluations with our diagnostic team and provide staff with a workshop on a topic of common interest. This year’s fellows were: • Christopher Archangeli, M.D, who provided staff with a workshop at the conclusion of his rotation on the state of the field with respect to apps for monitoring and improving

Assessments, 2nd Edition, was released in December. Dr. Farrall was a featured speaker at several national conferences this year, including the International Dyslexia Association Conference in Atlanta, where she spoke on the assessment of listening comprehension in the scope of a comprehensive reading evaluation. She presented twice in Dallas, first regarding the role of language within the context of a comprehensive reading evaluation and later on the topic of how evaluations can guide instruction. Tracy Stein, M.S.Ed., and Abby Roy, M.A., NCSP, CAGS, completed the Stern Center’s Orton-Gillingham training and are engaged in a two-year practicum to earn Level 1 Certification for Practitioners. This training will enrich their skills as evaluators and permit them to bridge the gap between evaluator data and instructional recommendations.

mood and behavior. • Brady Heward, M.D., who presented staff with a presentation on the complex medical, legal, and cognitive issues related to marijuana use.

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Corwin Publishers will publish a book of lesson plans describing Stern Center methods of instruction for social learning. Lead author Julie Erdelyi is at work on Activities, Games, and Lessons for Social Learning, and we expect to have a completed manuscript next summer with a tentative publication date in the winter of 2020. This project is made possible by a generous gift from Deborah Schapiro and Lou Polish.

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New Grant Projects Trauma of Poverty Community Collaboration A Kelsey Trust award for $5,000

This year, we collaborated with

and an Oakland Foundation

Project Vision in Rutland, whose

award of $3,500 allowed us to

mission is “to address substance

bring our Trauma of Poverty

abuse, reduce crime, and build

series to a community of

great neighborhoods.” Project

nonprofit partners who work

Vision introduced us to the

tirelessly to reach marginalized

Agency of Human Resources

members of our community.

Field Services Director, the

These grants provided us with

executive director of the Mentor

a unique opportunity to enable

Connector, and the executive

shelter coordinators, peer

director of the United Way of

outreach coordinators, housing

Rutland County to bring our

navigators, family advocates and

course, Supporting Young People

others to share their experiences

through Poverty, Trauma and

and practices.

Adversity to the community. To

The Vermont Family Network (VFN) benefited from our Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation grant for $8,500 to provide the Trauma of Poverty series to its

date, we have secured grants

“The instruction provided by the Stern Center staff has helped our students access academics, since the gaps in their prior learning are precisely addressed. Now our students see a pathway to success and they feel like they finally belong in school.” ~ Kris Hoffman of Woodside

for this work from the People’s United Community Foundation, Carris Reels, and the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence.

entire staff, including extended community partners. This training enhanced VFN’s work to empower and support all Vermont families of children with special needs.

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Ongoing Grants

Woodside School

the training, which included

We completed year two of a three-year $270,000 grant from the Canaday Family Charitable Trust to offer customized instruction in mathematics

disorders as well as strategies for managing anxiety.

to students

School

School. This grant enables us to offer ongoing instruction as well as Professional Learning for the team of teachers and clinicians at Woodside including coaching and ongoing support in

~ Fred Rogers, TV personality

toxic stress, and stressor-related

Brewster-Pierce Memorial

the Woodside

“Anyone who does anything to help a child is a hero to me.”

the impact of poverty, trauma,

and literacy enrolled at

Kris Hoffman of Woodside (far left) with Chris Shaw, Julie Erdelyi, and Nancy Daniels of the Stern Center

information and activities about

the areas of self-regulation and social-emotional development. Boys and Girls Club of Greater Burlington

Private, anonymous donors supported professional learning with coaching in both mathematics and reading at Brewster-Pierce Memorial School in Huntington. This was our third year providing coaching in mathematics to reinforce and advance current practice with a focus on lesson planning in response to data. Additionally, Brewster-Pierce teachers learned the science of foundational literacy skills across the curriculum to improve

Richard Tarrant, Jr., and Tracy

students’ reading comprehension

Appleton Tarrant continued

and critical thinking skills.

their support of our work

Teachers in K-4 learned best

with the Boys and Girls Club

practices in phonological

for the second consecutive

awareness, early phonics, syllable

year. Our focus was on healthy

types, word study, vocabulary, and

social-emotional development,

morphology.

especially as it relates to helping children cope with adverse childhood experiences. Nineteen participants completed

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Scholarship Program

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e are grateful to our growing list of scholarship donors, whose

legacy we honor by providing expert educational services to students in need. Thanks to the generosity of others, we awarded the following scholarships:

FY 18 Annual Scholarships

~ Aristotle

• Charles Bartlett Scholarship

• Michael Allen Annual

• Eileen Bonner Botjer Memorial

Scholarship

Scholarship

• Kusiak Family Scholarship

• Leslie Watson Botjer Memorial

• Dr. John LeConche Memorial

Scholarship

Scholarship

• John Connell Scholarship

• Lucy’s Scholarship • Blanche M. Podhajski Memorial Scholarship • Paul Post Memorial Scholarship • Eleanor “Chris” Pratt Memorial

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

Endowed Scholarships

Scholarship • Paul Toomey Memorial Scholarship • Lester Wallman, M.D. and Elizabeth Wallman Memorial Scholarship • Stevenson H. Waltien Jr. Memorial Scholarship • Visionary Fund Annual Scholarship • Patricia M. Zyber Memorial Scholarship

• Ursula Crews Memorial Scholarship • T. Peter Doremus Jr. Memorial Scholarship • Friends of the Stern Center Endowed Scholarship • Pat Greene Memorial Scholarship • William Cameron Hagedorn Memorial Scholarship • Katie Doremus Halsey Scholarship • Herbert L. Martin, M.D. Memorial Scholarship • The Podhajski Family Scholarship • Humbert L. Riva, M.D. Memorial Scholarship • Neil Shapiro Memorial Scholarship • Smallwood Family Scholarship

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his year we proudly announce two new scholarships that reflect the enduring legacy of two special individuals. These

scholarships allow greater accessibility to more students to receive the help they need to find educational success: the Visionary Fund Annual Scholarship and the Eleanor “Chris” Pratt Memorial Annual Scholarship. Additionally, the Pat Greene Memorial Scholarship and the Friends Endowed Scholarship Fund were endowed this year thanks to the generosity of many. The Visionary Fund Annual Scholarship was established by Deborah Schapiro, a former Stern Center Board member in memory of her father, David Schapiro with a specific aim to help a student in math and, when possible, a student with English language learning needs or immigration history. It is with deep affection and devotion to the Stern Center mission that Deborah established this special annual scholarship to remember her father. The Eleanor “Chris” Pratt Memorial Annual Scholarship was established this year by Frederick Pratt in memory of his wife of sixty years, Eleanor B. Pratt. In her teaching career, Chris worked primarily with individual students, especially those with reading difficulties. She had a natural fondness for young people

Did you know? One powerful way to improve the lives of learners is to Leave a Legacy to the Stern Center. Contact Laurie Caswell Burke for details (lburke@sterncenter.org). economic inequalities that severely restrict many less fortunate children. Therefore, this scholarship specifically aims to provide financial assistance to younger children from disadvantaged backgrounds in the hope that they may improve their basic reading and writing skills, discover increased self-confidence and self-esteem, develop a greater appreciation for the natural world, and most importantly, that they go on to discover new and challenging educational opportunities in the future. Joan Martin’s generous challenge gift of $3,500 established the Friends Endowed Scholarship this year and inspired a community of donors to contribute over $10,000 to ensure the longevity of this scholarship. A generous anonymous donor who was grateful for the remarkable work of beloved instructor Pat Greene has provided the funds to endow her memorial scholarship.

and loved seeing them grow and learn. She was keenly aware of the social and

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Philanthropic Impact “The instructor has been so insightful and incredibly helpful in teaching our child. She has a great sense of his strengths and weaknesses.” ~ parent

Bernice and Milton Stern

The Ann A. Mergens Foundation

Foundation

Mary Mergens-Loughran

The Board of the Bernice

expanded the Foundation’s

and Milton Stern Foundation

support of the Neil Shapiro

continued their generous support

Scholarship Endowment. The

of the vision and mission with an

award continues to honor

unrestricted grant. As founding

the legacy of a Stern Center

benefactors, the Board maintains

instructor who shared his special

its annual commitment to bring

talents with a range of struggling

learning success and lifetime

learners, helping them build

enrichment to all learners.

a stronger sense of self and acquire the skills and confidence

The Hoehl Family Foundation

to succeed.

The Hoehl Family Foundation

The Bay and Paul Foundations

awarded special grants to recruit thought leaders to advance the

We received a grant to support

Transformation initiative.

a Rutland area systems change project to enhance and improve

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Philanthropic support contributes to our mission and furthers our vision: “A world where, through scientific understanding of learning differences and corresponding teaching strategies, learners of all ages and backgrounds will experience personal accomplishment and self-esteem…a world where education as a whole will progress to even higher levels of success.”

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early childhood literacy in Vermont

Foundation

by engaging early childhood

Mrs. Dorothy Byrne was inspired

stakeholders and partners in

by our initiative to transform

our Building Blocks Train the

reading instruction as a

Trainers Model. The project is a

fundamental effort to address

collaborative effort with Building

equity for all learners. We are

Bright Futures, the core of

grateful for her grant toward

Vermont’s Early Childhood System.

that end.

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New Faces

“The two fundamental jobs that children need to do are to feel successful and have friends— every day… all students are similarly motivated— to succeed. The problem is, only a fraction of students feel success through school.” ~ Clayton Christensen, 2012. How Will You Measure Your Life?

The CKHIE

As Learning

Institute

Innovation

welcomed two

Specialist,

additions to

Dr. White

its staff this year thanks

Jane Ashby, Ph.D.

completed her doctoral

Jennifer White, Ph.D.

to support from the Hoehl

work at the University of

Family Foundation. We greatly

Arizona where she continues to

appreciated the Foundation’s

teach. Dr. White is developing

recognition of the need to

an online coaching prototype

develop thought leaders for

for our key CKHIE distance

the Institute given our growth

learning program, Mindplay:

and transformation. Jane Ashby,

Comprehensive Reading Course,

Ph.D., assumed the newly-

and facilitates coaching options

created role of Senior Director

for classroom educators. She

of Education in June, followed by

will also contribute to live and

Jennifer White, Ph.D., Learning

virtual Professional Learning

Innovation Specialist in July.

opportunities, partnering with

Dr. Ashby is a widely published author and a leader in the field of education who came to us from Central Michigan University. She described a passion for working with

educators and school leaders to implement systems change in the area of literacy education by developing replicable delivery models grounded in the brain science related to reading.

students and collaborating with teachers. She oversees and delivers professional learning for educators through the Institute. An experienced practitioner who has used several structured literacy approaches, including Wilson, LETRS, and Project Read, Dr. Ashby is also certified in the Orton-Gillingham method at the associate level.

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Thank You for Your Support Visionary Circle

Advisor Circle

$100,000 & UP Hoehl Family Foundation Bernice and Milton Stern Foundation

$2,500-$4,999 Donna & Jake Carpenter Irene DeVivo Jeanne E. Jenkins Ed & Brynn Kusiak The Mill Foundation The Oakland Foundation Dolores Podhajski LeConche William Schubart & Kate Robinson Schubart Unilever-YourCause Susan Scheu Woodworth

Luminary Circle $50,000-$99,999 Anonymous

Founders Circle $25,000-$49,999 Robert Botjer The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation Ann A. Mergens Foundation Peter Swift & Diana McCargo

President’s Circle $10,000-$24,999 Elizabeth Archangeli The Bay and Paul Foundations Bernard F. and Mary Ann Powell Foundation Ryan Botjer The Carmel Hill Fund Greg & Megan Cluver The Corley Family Turrell Fund Emmett & Judith O’Connell Blanche Podhajski & Ken Kreiling Lili Ruane Spare Time Entertainment

Director Circle $5,000-$9,999 Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation James & Cheryl Andrew Robert Barrie & Melissa Farrall Will & Pam Billings Forever Endeavor Software The Gottesman Fund Sarah Gray Gund Michael & Alison Healy Joan Martin Justin & Julia Molson Northfield Savings Bank People’s United Community Foundation Frederick Alcott Pratt Chris Pratt Opportunity Fund of the VT Community Foundation Ann Logie Smallwood Ann and Frank Smallwood Fund of the VT Community Foundation Elizabeth Steele Vermont Comedy Club Elizabeth Woods

Ambassador Circle $1,000-$2,499 Anonymous (2) The Morris & Bessie Altman Foundation Ben and Jerry’s Foundation The Big Wood Foundation Tim Burke & Laurie Caswell Burke Carris Corporate Foundation Gene & Ann Cenci Bob & Suzie Crews Ann DeMarle & Jim Reda Frank & Ducky Donath Bronwyn Dunne Mary & Tom Evslin Ewins, Kowalski & Swett Wealth Management GE Foundation Katie & David Halsey The Hampton Foundation Gerald & Virginia Hornung The Gerald & Virginia Hornung Family Charitable Fund IBM Corporate Donations M. Kraus & Company Tom & Diane Leavitt Todd Lockwood Family Stuart & Mary Lollis Hilary Maslow Robert & Polly McEwing Michael Metz & Denise Shekerjian H. Bud Meyers & Ruth Farrell Tim Neiley & Ellen O’Brien Janna & Donny Osman Jon & Jennifer Pizzagalli Bill & Maureen Post Donald & Sandy Rendall Rene Bloch Foundation Louis Polish & Deborah Schapiro Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects Gerry & Peggy Shapiro Peter & Margie Stern Michael & Marjorie Stern Robert Stern Roger & Katherine Stone George & Carol Terwilliger Lola Van Wagenen & George Burrill The Visionary Fund

Ed & Jill Wilkens Thomas & Ellen Wilkins Kenneth Zyber

$500-$999 John & Barbara Coates Barry & Laura Dagan Christopher & Susanne Davis Staige Davis & Sarah Spink C. Russell de Burlo Richard & Nancy DiVenere Patricia R. Farnham Google Matching Gifts Program David & Anne Hauke High Five Foundation Nancy Jenkins Gerald & Jaclyn Kaminsky Arthur Margolin & Kenneth Kahn Mark & Debbie Mast James & Maureen McFadden Barbie Parker PEDS ONE Tim & Faith Rushford William & Gail Savage Haviland & Dolores Smith Barry & Carol Stone David Usher Richard & Susan Werman

$250-$499 David & Carol Angus Christina Gay Atkin Claire & Jerry Beecher Betsy Beecher Scott & Carol Boardman Julie Bonanno Pam Clark John & Kathryn Connell Linda J. Corley Nini Crane Mitch & Kim Fleischer Fusun Floyd Valerie Graham Hickok & Boardman Financial Planning & HR Intellig. Sam Hoar & Eve Pratt Hoar Jack Hoopes Elaine & Frank Ittleman Candis Perrault Kjelleren Kathy & David Leo-Nyquist Madeline Miles Geoffrey Miller & Beth ButtlesMiller Glenn & Sylvia Mitchell Tish & Susan Mooney Neuberger Berman One Day In July Robert & Patricia Phillips Jean Tilt Sammis Stephen Scheu Michael & Linda Seaver Seventh Generation Foundation David Stifler & Mary Allen Stifler

David & Laura Stiller Michael & Val Toomey Katherine Toomey Lee & Ann Van Voris John Vogel & Judy Music Waite-Heindel Environmental Management Wick & Maddocks, Attorneys at Law

$100-$249 Anonymous (2) Kathy & Saul Agel Jane Ashby James W. Beecher Margie Berger Randy & Robin Bertrand Gerri & Sam Bloomberg Linda C. Boardman Laurel and Chuck Bongiorno Scott & Lori Brown Cindy & Armand Cabral Paul Canning & Marie Lavendier Nicole Carignan & David Raphael Michael & June Carrera Sally Caswell Albert Cicchetti Zacharie & Cynthia Clements David & Cathleen Cohen Richard & Rose Colletti Helen Lynne Collins Edwin & Nancy Colodny Sally Conant Phyllis Crews Aline Dulaney Joanna & John Ellis-Monaghan Maxie Ewins Lewis & Sandy First Paula Flaherty Donald & Suzanne Foss Seth & Megan Frenzen Milton & Carolyn Frye Chris & Jan Gannon David & Peggy Gelinas Moneer & Joseph Greenbaum John Greene Al & Barbara Gross Luther & Sally Hackett Donna Austin-Hawley & Gary Hawley James & Mary Ellen Hebert B. Andrew Herberg Carol Hinkel Steve & Margot Holland Maggie Holmes Andrea Kelly & Laura Ramirez Peter Kreisel Harlan & Linnea Lachman Marshall & Donna Land Jonathan & Margaret Lowell The Mark Lowry Family Martha Lutz Joan Madison Christine Maloney & David DeBoy

We thank all those who made gifts supporting all kinds of learners. If we have inadvertently omitted any names, we apologize and ask you to contact us with the correction. This listing includes donations received during FY18: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.

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Sherry Marcoux Ted Marcy & Kim Hornung-Marcy Keith & Lucy Marston Allen & Bonnie Reid Martin Peter & Isabella Martin Patrick & Jill McCaffrey Thomas McCullough Patricia McDonald Jacqueline McGlenn Jeffrey & Lucinda McKechnie Angela McLean Gerry & Germana Mitchell Hilary & Pete Mooney Barbara Moore Allan & Linda Norris Deb & Bob Olsen William & Barbara Paganelli Caroline & John Patten Paul & Dorothea Penar Jane Perrin Frederick & Janis Peyser Peter & Leigh Phillips Jenn Piette Elaine Pinckney Matthew Plasse Laurie Quinn & Pete Sutherland Paul & Joanne Reiss Stephen Richards Shelley Richardson Patrick Robins & Lisa Schamberg Andrea Rogers & R. Avery Hall Thomas Rugg & Kate McKenzie Rugg Robert & Sylvia Russell Mark Saba & Karen Paul Michael Shapiro & Kim McManus Chris & Judith Shaw David & Patti Smallwood Paul & Brenda Stephens Elizabeth & Richard Swartz Michelle & Dave Szabo Frederick & Betsy Tegatz Julie Thayer Doris Thompson James & Bonnie Wallman Leigh & Mary Karen Wheeler, Jr. Sam & Clare Wool Scott Yeager & Christine Packard Walter & Jane Yusen Matt Zahn

$50-$99 Anonymous (2) GianPiero & Victoria Anelli Betsy Ann Boutin Leon & Jane Brown Cathy Chamberlain Tom & Cia Considine Paul & Nancy Cotton Brian & Sherrill Crabtree Nancy Daniels Jean Thompson DeCell Christopher Economou Michael & Rosemarie Eggert E. Stanley Emery

Barbara L. Fisher Martha R. Fraser Sara Gebo Glen & Sarah Gierke Larry & Linda Godard Lillian Goss Alex Graham Sidney Harmon & Karen LynchHarmon Melissa & William Hensen Hickok & Boardman Insurance Kris Hoffman Robert & Betty Jones Peter & Joyce Klinkenberg Toby Knox & Kathryn Boardman Alan & Jane Lane Margaret & John Lanzetta Jack Long & Delight Wing Betty F. McGill Donald & Susan Miller John & Roberta Morrison Alice Outwater Marcia Perry Greg & Diane Peters Garth & Clara Peterson Nancy Post Jill Ravey Gay Regan Marie Roberts Alfred & Maggie Rosa William & Cherrill Rowell Patrick Russell & Ingrid Daubar Beatrice Samuelson William & Wendy Schroeder Jocelyn Secker-Walker John & Cindy Senning Lauren Shanard & David Smalley Peter & Anne Silberfarb Jackson & Marissa Strayer-Benton Eliane Strip Ben & Debbie Taggard Paulette Thabault Brian Till Stefanie & Miles Waite Doug & Laurie Whitaker

Up to $50 Anonymous Anne Audette Gail & Fred Babinger Mary Beck Iris Berezin James & Carol Bouyea Sandy Boyer Jamie & Michelle Brandon Alan & Eva Breckenridge Patricia Brewer Cecilia Bucca Susan & David Colman Emily Dawson Patty Durham Gary & Jane Farrell Jay & Dorothy Federman Jane Figg

Elizabeth Fraker Shirley Fuller Norman & Lorraine Gamari Barbara Greenwald Recille Hamrell Robert & Colleen Hartwick Daniel & Susan Hudson Joanne Jarrett Gina Kells Cecile Lawrence Martin & Barbara LeWinter Peg Maffitt Duncan & Belle McDougall George & Mary McGrath Kathryn Mclane Diane Meyer Jonathan Mishcon Shirley Montgomery Caitlin Niland Peggy & Matt Price Sally Robinson Pat Rock Karen Rogers Leslie Sem Peter & Gayle Shaw Barbara Slade Jessica A. Stoehr Fred & Joanne Sylvia Charles & Lorna Terp Jo-Anne Unruh & Kenneth Kramberg Connie Walsh Elizabeth Wardwell Charles & Mary Ann Wolf Joan Wulfson

Gifts in Memory of: The names of those being remembered appear in BOLD letters and are followed by the names of those who made the gifts. Leslie Watson Botjer Robert Botjer Ryan Botjer Jean Tilt Sammis

Planning & HR Intellig Hickok & Boardman Insurance The Mark Lowry Family Patrick & Jill McCaffrey Blanche Podhajski & Ken Kreiling William & Cherrill Rowell Thomas Rugg & Kate McKenzie Rugg Robert & Sylvia Russell Patrick Russell & Ingrid Daubar Barry & Carol Stone Elizabeth & Richard Swartz Fred & Joanne Sylvia Michael Flaherty Paula Flaherty Buddy Floyd Fusun Floyd Pat Greene Anonymous Aline Dulaney John Greene Will Cameron Hagedorn Joyce Cameron Dale Jones Robert & Betty Jones John LeConche, Ph.D. Dolores Podhajski LeConche Herbert L. Martin, M.D. David & Peggy Gelinas Joan Martin Thomas & Doris McCullough Deb & Bob Olsen Paul & Brenda Stephens Patricia McDonald B. Andrew Herberg Marion McEwing Robert & Polly McEwing Virginia Neiley Glen & Sarah Gierke Ed & Jill Wilkens

Bertie Boyce Martha R. Fraser

Honorable Fred Parker Barbie Parker

Ursula & Jack Crews Anonymous Kathy & Saul Agel Patricia Brewer Leon & Jane Brown Cindy & Armand Cabral Paul Canning & Marie Lavendier Brian & Sherrill Crabtree Marion Crews Phyllis Crews Bob & Suzie Crews Elizabeth Fraker Norman & Lorraine Gamari Robert & Colleen Hartwick Hickok & Boardman Financial

Blanche M. Podhajski Irene DeVivo Charles M. Poser, M.D. & Joan Poser David & Peggy Gelinas Eliane Strip Paul Post Nancy Post Bill & Maureen Post John & Cindy Senning

We thank all those who made gifts supporting all kinds of learners. If we have inadvertently omitted any names, we apologize and ask you to contact us with the correction. This listing includes donations received during FY18: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.

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Eleanor (Chris) Pratt Frederick Alcott Pratt Chris Pratt Opportunity Fund Humbart L. Riva, M.D. John & Barbara Coates David Schapiro Louis Polish & Deborah Schapiro Neil Shapiro Tim Burke & Laurie Caswell Burke Martha R. Fraser Sara Gebo Al & Barbara Gross Harlan & Linnea Lachman Ann A. Mergens Foundation Mark Saba & Karen Paul Gerry & Peggy Shapiro Matt Zahn Paul Toomey Katherine Toomey Michael Toomey Ann & Lee Van Voris Lester & Elizabeth Wallman Christina Gay Atkin Gene & Ann Cenci Helen Lynne Collins Angela McLean Paul & Dorothea Penar Julie Thayer James & Bonnie Wallman Stevenson Waltien, Jr. Thomas & Ellen Wilkins Patricia Zyber Kenneth Zyber

Gifts in Honor of: The names of those being honored appear in BOLD letters and are followed by the names of those who made the gifts. Michael Allen Ed & Brynn Kusiak Laurie & Tim Burke Candis Perrault Kjelleren

Tim Burke & Laurie Caswell Burke Sally Caswell Gene & Ann Cenci Frank & Ducky Donath Barbara L. Fisher Paula Flaherty Fusun Floyd Martha R. Fraser Moneer & Joseph Greenbaum Luther & Sally Hackett Melissa & William Hensen Nancy Jenkins Robert & Betty Jones Joan Madison Keith & Lucy Marston Joan Martin Peter & Isabella Martin Jacqueline McGlenn Barbie Parker Jane Perrin Blanche Podhajski & Ken Kreiling Gay Regan Donald & Sandy Rendall Beatrice Samuelson Haviland & Dolores Smith Doris Thompson Ed & Jill Wilkens Elizabeth Woods Kusiak Family Ed & Brynn Kusiak Joan Martin Scott & Lori Brown Diane Meyer Julie Bonanno Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D. Sally Conant Staige Davis & Sarah Spink Ken Kreiling Barry & Carol Stone Gene & Julie Richards Albert Cicchetti James & Maureen McFadden Sam & Clare Wool

Laurie Caswell Burke Sally Caswell

Ann Logie Smallwood Ann and Frank Smallwood Fund of the VT Community Foundation

John B. Coates, IV John & Barbara Coates

Bernice Stern Jane Yusen

Nini Crane Margaret & John Lanzetta

Margie & Peter Stern Robert Stern

Friends of the Stern Center Scholarship Gail & Fred Babinger Claire & Jerry Beecher Betsy Beecher James W. Beecher Randy & Robin Bertrand Will & Pam Billings Alan & Eva Breckenridge Scott & Lori Brown

Michael & Peter Stern Arthur Margolin & Kenneth Kahn Edward R. Wilkens, Ed.D. Jackson & Marissa StrayerBenton Woodworth Family Stephen Scheu

In-Kind Donations

Foundation Supporters

Allen Family Maple Aveda Institute of Williston The Bench in Stowe Randy & Robin Bertrand Will & Pam Billings Bob Botjer Boyer’s Orchard Laurie & Tim Burke Burton Tim & Shelly Corley Nini Crane Christopher & Susanne Davis Bronwyn Dunne Patty Durham El Gato Cantina Fiddlehead Brewing Company Folino’s Pizza Gardener’s Supply Grazers Nathan Hartswick & Natalie Miller Donna Austin-Hawley Mike and Alison Healy Vermont Honey Lights Hotel Vermont IBM Kate James Paul & Ellie Kenworthy Andrew Knox Diane Meyer Justin & Julia Molson Barbara Moore Northfield Savings Bank Janna Osman Petra Cliffs Climbing Center Jenn Piette Blanche Podhajski & Ken Kreiling Bill & Maureen Post Pulse Cycle Ben Rameaka Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza Alison Redlich Photography Rustic Roots Mary Selby Melody Shaw Shelburne Farms Lake Champlain Cruises Spare Time Entertainment Jessica Stoehr Peter & Margie Stern Twincraft Skincare Vermont Comedy Club Steve Waltien Ed & Jill Wilkens Williston Coffee Shop Vermont Meat & Seafood Market

Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation Morris & Bessie Altman Foundation AmazonSmile Foundation American Online Giving Foundation The Bay and Paul Foundations Ben and Jerry’s Foundation Bernard F. and Mary Ann Powell Foundation The Big Wood Foundation The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation The Carmel Hill Fund Carris Corporate Foundation Turrell Fund The Gottesman Fund The Hampton Foundation High Five Foundation Hoehl Family Foundation GE Foundation The Gerald & Virginia Hornung Family Charitable Fund Ann A. Mergens Foundation The Mill Foundation Mount Philo Fund of the VT Community Foundation Northfield Savings Bank Foundation The Oakland Foundation People’s United Community Foundation Chris Pratt Opportunity Fund of the VT Community Foundation Rene Bloch Foundation Seventh Generation Foundation Shelburne Charlotte Hinesburg Interfaith Projects Ann and Frank Smallwood Fund of the VT Community Foundation Bernice and Milton Stern Foundation The Visionary Fund

Corporate Supporters Ewins, Kowalski & Swett Wealth Management Forever Endeavor Software Google Matching Gifts Program IBM Corporate Donations M. Kraus & Company Neuberger Berman Northfield Savings Bank One Day In July PEDS ONE Spare Time Entertainment Vermont Comedy Club Waite-Heindel Environmental Management Wick & Maddocks, Attorneys at Law

We thank all those who made gifts supporting all kinds of learners. If we have inadvertently omitted any names, we apologize and ask you to contact us with the correction. This listing includes donations received during FY18: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.

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Staff List FY18 Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D. Jane Ashby, Ph.D.

President Senior Director of Education Shirley Bate, M.Ed., CAGS OG Provider Clara Behrman, B.S. Communication Services Intern Meredith Bergeron, M.S. Speech Langauge Pathologist Robin Bertrand, B.A. Development Coordinator Ashley Besaw, M.Ed. Special Educator Jane Bettencourt, M.S. OG Provider Pamela Billings, M.A. Evaluator Laura Bonazinga-Boyea, M.S. Speech Langauge Pathologist Sandra Boyer, M.Ed. Instructor Rachel Branch, B.A. Professional Learning Provider Candace Briere, M.Ed. Dartmouth Grant Instructor Cecilia Bucca, M.F.A. Instructor Maccall Buckley, M.Ed. Instructor Brenda Buzzell, M.Ed. Building Blocks Provider Karen Cannon AP/AR Assistant Laurie Caswell-Burke, M.Ed. Major Gifts Specialist Candace Condry-Bowles, M.S. Instructor Paula Costello, M.Ed. Professional Learning Provider Neal Cronce, B.S. Dartmouth Grant Instructor Nancy Daniels, M.Ed. Instructor Emily Dawson, B.A. Human Resources Director Heidi DeCarvalho, B.S. Accounts Manager Staci Decere, B.A. Dartmouth Grant Instructor Jordan Dozier, M.Ed. Instructor Patricia Durham, A.S. Intake Coordinator Julia Erdelyi, M.A. Program Manager for Communication Services Christine Evans OG Provider Melissa Farrall, Ph.D. Program Manager for Evaluations Marcella Fulmer, M.Ed. OG Provider Moneer Greenbaum, B.A., CFRE Development Director Barbara Greenwald, M.Ed. Instructor Elaine Hazelett, M.Ed. Instructor Linda Hunter, M.Ed. Instructor Frances Huntoon, M.Ed. Instructor Jessica Jablonski, M.A. Speech Langauge Pathologist Valerie Kehoe, Ed.D. Dartmouth Grant Instructor Gina Kells, M.Ed. Instructor Sharon Leach, Ph.D. Evaluator Anita Long, Ed.D. Instructor Elizabeth Marcus, B.S. Finance Manager Kerri McDonald-Schaub, M.Ed. OG Provider Janice McGuire, M.Ed. Instructor Catherine McKelvey, M.S., CAGS Evaluator Kathryn McLane, J.D. Instructor Jennifer McMannon, M.Ed. Instructor Diane Meyer, Ph.D. Grant Writer Andra Mills, M.Ed. Instructor

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Julia Molson, Psy.D. Barbara Moore, B.S. Lauren Morse, M.Ed. Sandy Murphy, B.A. Jane Nathan, Ph.D. Caitlin Niland, B.A. Nancy Nugent, B.A. Janna Osman, M.Ed. Kevin Paskiet, M.S. Marcia Perry, B.S. Jennifer Piette, B.S. Peggy Price, M.Ed. Allison Provost, B.A. Elizabeth Rainville, M.S. Pamela Reynolds, M.Ed. Karen Rodgers, M.A. Spencer Rosner, M.A. Abigail Roy, M.A., NCSP, CAGS Colleen Schuster, M.Ed. Leslie Sem, M.Ed. Michael Shapiro, M.B.A. Christopher Shaw, M.Ed. Tracy Stein, M.S.Ed., NCSP Shaun Stephens, M.S. Janet Steward, M.Ed. Michelle Stinson, B.S. Jessica Stoehr, B.A. David Szabo, M.S.Ed. Erin Tinti, M.A. Lori Van Allen, M.S., NCSP Stefanie Waite, M.Ed. Reina Warren, M.Ed. Sharon Weltman, M.Ed. Jennifer White, Ph.D. Sarah (SJ) White, B.A. Carol Wieland, M.S. Edward Wilkens, Ed.D. Patricia Willette, B.S. Benjamin Williams, Ed.D.

Evaluator Research Associate & Admin. Asst. for Instruction & Evaluations Instructor OG Provider Research Director Intake Coordinator Front Desk Administrative Assistant VP for Advanced Learning IT Support Instructor Marketing Coordinator Director of the OG Institute Communications Coordinator Speech Langauge Pathologist Professional Learning Provider Speech Langauge Pathologist Instructor Evaluator Instructor Instructor Chief Operating Officer Instructor Evaluator Speech Langauge Pathologist Professional Learning Provider Dartmouth Grant Instructor Executive Assistant to the President Instructor Instructor Evaluator Evaluator, Communications Director Instructor Instructor Learning Innovation Specialist PL Coordinator Instructor Special Projects Advisor Professional Learning Provider Professional Learning Provider

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Financials September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 REVENUE BY TYPE OTHER INCOME 3% OTHER SERVICES 2%

GRANTS 7% DONATIONS 14%

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING 17%

SPECIAL EVENTS 5%

COMMUNICATION SERVICES 6% INSTRUCTION 28%

EVALUATIONS 18%

EXPENSES BY TYPE TRAVEL 1%

STAFF DEVELOPMENT 2%

OTHER 1%

FINANCE/BANKING/AUDIT/LEGAL 2% MARKETING 1% SUPPLIES/POSTAGE/COPYING 5% FACILITIES 7% SALARIES & BENEFITS 81%

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STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES

Stern Center Financial Summary for Fiscal Year 2018 (9/2017-8/2018)

Unrestricted & Scholarship Funds

Permanently Restricted Funds

Temporarily Restricted Funds

Total

Revenue Evaluations Instructional Services Communication Services Professional Learning Other Services Subtotal Services

$601,576 965,940 201,183 568,798 65,361 $2,402,857

$0 (741) ($741)

$0 $0

$601,576 965,940 201,183 568,057 65,361 $2,402,117

Scholarships Contributions & Grants Other Income Discounts & N/C’s Reallocations for Operations Services Funded by Grants Total Revenue

(163,436) 307,232 43,603 (22,403) 150,000 259,860 $2,977,713

513,900 397,270 (150,000) (416,006) $344,424

70,515 $70,515

(163,436) 891,647 440,873 (22,403) (156,146) $3,392,652

Expenses Salaries/Wages Benefits Supplies/Postage/Copying Facilities Marketing Spcl Events/Prsntatns/Mtgs Staff Development/Training Travel Finance/Legal/Audit Miscellaneous Transfers T/F End TRNA Misc - Program Related Total Expense

2,089,838 422,334 123,917 217,122 31,776 10,883 18,898 31,252 40,212 9,999 (62,500) 799 2,934,529

1,820 17,369 10,390 3,000 223 27,644 802 31,326 (143,000) (50,426)

205,500 205,500

2,091,658 422,334 141,286 227,512 34,776 11,106 46,542 32,054 71,538 9,999 799 3,089,604

Increase/(Decrease) in Net Assets before Reallocations for Capital Reallocations for Capital

$43,184

$394,850

($134,985)

$303,049

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-

-

-

Increase/(Decrease) in Net Assets

$43,184

$394,850

($134,985)

$303,049

All figures represent unaudited financial results.

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