A 2010 graduate of Randolph Union High School, Sam lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she attends Westmont College.She is majoring in art, and looking ahead to wherever her career, and faith, will lead her. Read More
A 2007 graduate of Randolph Union High School, Nate now lives in Seattle, Washington and works for Google. Before settling into a career, however, Nate saw a good deal of the world and learned some amazing skills along the way. Read More
A 2003 graduate of Randolph Union High School and native of Brookfield, Matilda lives in Birmingham, England and works at E.ON as a wind farm developer. But the road she traveled to get there took a few twists and turns along the way. Read More
A 2003 graduate of RUHS. Marissa is completing her Master’s in Education at Harvard, and will be returning to Vermont to share her love for learning with other Vermont students. Read More
Abby's passion for traveling, working with others, and helping to better the world found its beginnings at RUHS. Read More
A 2006 graduate of Randolph Union High School, Sarah now lives in Kanazawa, a city of 450,000 people on the West coast of Japan where she teaches English to high school and college students. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys visiting local temples, experiencing the famous local cuisine, and spending time by the Sea of Japan. Read More
Meet Jamie Drysdale, a 2001 Graduate of RUHS, resident of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and lead singer and frontman of the Random Canyon Growlers, a successful Bluegrass band he formed with fellow RUHS graduate David McMeekin. (Check out a clip of their music here.) Read More
Meet Peter Cooch, a third year med student at UVM and 2003 graduate of RUHS. Read More
Brian Putney completed RTCC’s Automotive Technology program and is now a well-respected technician at 802 Toyota in Berlin. Brian came to RTCC with a great work ethic and some very good skills and left school with a solid and rewarding career. Read More
Meet Chelsea Driscoll, a 2004 graduate of RTCC/RUHS. Chelsea chose a path that included RTCC’s Business Management program, college courses while enrolled in high school, and a nursing degree! Although Chelsea knew she had an interest in the health field she chose RTCC’s program in business so she could be exposed to areas she felt were important life skills such as financial management, business writing, customer service and positive communication skills. Chelsea’s plan served her well. Read More
Meet Sarah Roger, a 2012 Graduate of RUHS and a freshman at the University of Connecticut. Sarah is pursuing a degree in Athletic Training as well as her passion for traveling and exploring the globe – a passion that got its beginnings in Randolph. Read More
Meet Thackery Brown, a 2003 graduate of Randolph Union High School and native of Brookfield. He is leaving New England and heading to California to work as a Cognitive Neuroscience researcher at Stanford University. Read More
Meet Tyler Huckett, a 2006 graduate of the Randolph Union High School and Randolph Technical Career Center. Tyler is a Flight Engineer in the 3/160th SOAR(A) -- Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), the aviation branch of the army. Read More
Meet James Sabin, a 2005 graduate of the Diesel Tech program at the Randolph Technical Career Center. Read More
Meet Dessa Rogers, a 1998 graduate of the Randolph Technical Career Center (RTCC) and now a Nurse Manager in the medical surgical unit at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT. Read More
In 2010-11, RUHS science teacher Dean Meltzer and his wife, Dona, traveled to the rural town of Lijiang in the Yunnan Province of China to spend the year teaching and learning about the Naxi people and culture. What they learned is that students, whether American or Chinese, share many universal traits. They also gained a new perspective on their home community. Read More
Paws for Reading is a program that brings volunteers and their dogs into the school to listen to children read. The goal is to provide a warm, welcoming, non-threatening environment which will help children develop better fluency and comprehension.
The PAWS for Reading program began in our schools in the winter of 2005. Since then, hundreds of elementary school children in Randolph, Braintree, and Brookfield have had the opportunity to read to a registered therapy dog and its human companion. Reading to dogs, who listen calmly without judgment, helps children build confidence, develop fluency, and improve their overall reading skills. Read More
T.C. Webb is the Media and Communications teacher at RTCC. A native of North Carolina, he and his wife Leah moved to Vermont in September. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Media Communications from Appalaccia State University in Boone, NC and his Masters of Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Read More
David Barnett, principal of the Randolph Union High School has been named Vermont’s "Secondary Principal of the Year."
Barnett, a former English teacher from Ocean City, Maryland, came to Randolph in 2007 to serve as assistant principal alongside John Holmes. Prior to starting at RUHS he worked for a couple of years at the Vermont Department of Education. Read More
Tom Harty, head of the public safety and criminal justice program at the Randolph Technical Career Center, wears a lot of hats. Recently, Tom was featured in Seven Days, where he shared his thoughts on education and the criminal justice program that has come to bear his unique stamp. But as you might suspect, Tom (with prompting from Seven Days writer Megan James) tells his story…or stories…the best. By the way, the photo was taken by Stefan Hard, a graduate of RUHS and now a photographer for the Times Argus and other publications. Read More
The students, faculty and staff at the Randolph Elementary School are pleased to welcome Pat Miller as our new Assistant Principal. Pat formerly worked as a special education teacher in the school. She joined the Randolph educational community in 1989 and has worked both part time and full time in the school since then. She enjoys hiking and traveling and looks forward to building and increasing her relationships with the community. Pat will be assisting Principal Erica McLaughlin in the daily operation of the school and in continuing along the path of excellence in our schools.
Randolph Union High School welcomes Ken Cadow as a Principal Intern for the 2012-13 school year. Ken is currently pursuing his Principal’s Certification from the Upper Valley Educators Institute (UVEI) in Lebanon, NH, and will be working with RUHS principal Dave Barnett and Middle School principal Elijah Hawkes on both student-centered academic and extracurricular activities, as well as administrative functions. Read More
Meet Elle Stenerson, our new music director, who is directing and overseeing the high and middle school bands and choruses, marching band, as well as the very popular RUHS jazz band. Elle will be filling in for Music Director Josh Stumpff during the 2012-13 academic year while he is away on a year’s sabbatical. Read More
Meet Ruth Durkee, Assistant Director of Adult Education, and her assistant, Hannah Barden. Ruth, who came to RTCC in 2004, and Hannah, who joined the staff in 2011, oversee the Adult Education Program at RTCC. Read More
Meet Ben Weir, our new 9th grade Humanities Teacher. Ben is a 2011 graduate of Middlebury College, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in both Education and Italian. As part of his degree program at Middlebury, Ben spent six months studying in Italy, where he developed both a love for and knowledge of the language – something he is trying to maintain by skyping with friends and watching movies in Italian. Ben is also working with Ginny Richburg this year as the school’s assistant cross country coach.
A native of Underhill, VT, Ben attended Mount Mansfield Union High School before entering Middlebury. Prior to joining the faculty at RUHS, Ben student-taught social studies at Vergennes Union High School. He enjoys running, sports, and cooking, and is pleased to be part of the RUHS teaching team. He is also getting married in the summer of 2013.
Meet Casey Grimes, our new 8th grade Physcial Education teacher, lifetime fitness instructor, and girls’ varsity soccer coach. Casey comes to us from Brookfield Elementary School, where he ran the P.E. program for the past two years. A graduate of Norwich University, Casey holds a Bachelor of Science in Business, as well as three semesters of study in physical education. He is currently working towards his Peer Review for licensure as a full time teacher. One particular note of interest: Casey, who grew up in Manassas, Virginia, is the grandson of Avery Thresher, who was on the original basketball team that earned the RUHS nickname "Galloping Ghosts." Casey is thrilled to be at RUHS and working with students. Welcome Casey!
Meet Kathryn Levesque, our new 8th grade Math teacher. Kathryn is a 2010 graduate of SUNY Potsdam, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Math. Following graduation she stayed on for an additional 16 months at Potsdam to earn her Masters in Secondary Education and Math. Read More
Nestled in the beautiful Green Mountains of central Vermont, the communities served by the Orange Southwest Supervisory Union offer the very essence of Vermont – verdant mountains, rambling streams, picturesque farms, covered bridges, and country inns – all within access of larger urban centers.
The Orange Southwest Supervisory Union (OSSU) serves the towns of Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph, Vermont. The OSSU central office is the administrative center of the district, with the superintendent of schools, special education coordinator, business manager, and transportation coordinator.
Here you will find links to each of our five schools: Braintree Elementary, Brookfield Elementary, Randolph Elementary, Randolph Union High School, and the Randolph Technical Career Center; as well as information about our towns, students, educational goals and philosophies, and much more.
We encourage you to look around the site in order to learn more about our educational, athletic, music, drama, and other extra-curricular offerings; our school policies and procedures; and our approach to helping students grow into thoughtful, capable, and successful lifetime learners.
We also encourage you to contact our staff, faculty and administrators with questions or concerns about any of our programs or events. We’re glad you took a few minutes to stop by our web site, and we welcome your comments and suggestions.
Superintendent of Schools
Randolph Union High School Board Meeting on Monday, June 17 at Braintree Elementary School starting at 6:00 p.m.
Orange Southwest SU Board Meeting on Monday, June 17 at Braintree Elementary School starting at 6:30 p.m.
Braintree, Randolph, & Brookfield Town School Districts Board Meetings on Monday, June 17 at Braintree Elementary School following the OSSU Meeting at approximately 8:00 p.m.
Each of our schools has their own new website which can be reached from the “Our Schools” menu option. Their individual URLs are:
Braintree School - http://www.orangesouthwest.org/braintree
Brookfield Elementary - http://www.orangesouthwest.org/brookfield
Randolph Elementary - http://www.orangesouthwest.org/res