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Jonathan Rock

Jonathan Rock

Essex Junction man named athletic director at Rice

Jonathan Rock of Essex Junction, a 1997 graduate of Rice Memorial High School, has been hired as the school’s new athletic director.  Rock is a graduate of Norwich University, where he played basketball for four years.  He returns to his alma mater with more than nine years of coaching experience both at the collegiate and high school level, including at St. Michael’s College. His background also includes directing the YMCA before and after school program/summer camps in Denver and working as a paraeducator for the Burlington School District.


Essex Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers

Essex Meals on Wheels is looking for drivers to deliver meals to seniors in Colchester. If you are interested, please call Karen Hershberg 878-7681.


Local teacher wins award from Vermont Tech

Linda Gustafson WEBLinda Gustafson, a part-time faculty member at Vermont Technical College: Williston Campus, is the recipient of the Vermont Technical College Part-Time Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award for 2015. Gustafson was selected by the Part-Time Faculty Peer Review Committee from nominations submitted by department chairs, faculty, and students. She received the award during VTC’s commencement on the VTC Randolph Campus on May 16.  Gustafson teaches English, Humanities, and Social Sciences courses to students who are associate’s and bachelor’s degree candidates at the college.  Gustafson also teaches social science courses at Community College of Vermont (Winooski and St. Albans Campuses). She also is employed by the Essex Junction School System. She and her husband Peter, a teacher at Albert D. Lawton School, live in Essex Junction.