UVEI Staff and Faculty

Page Tompkins, EdD, Executive Director and Program Faculty

Kristen Downey, MEd, Associate Director for Teacher Education and Program Faculty

Andrea Feid, Office Manager

Beverly Marshall, Associate Director for Institutional Advancement

Marie McCormick, Program Associate

Nan Parsons, MEd and CAGS, Associate Director for School Leadership and Program Faculty

Christopher Ward, PhD, Graduate School Coordinator and Program Faculty

Rebecca Wipfler, MEd, Elementary Education Coordinator

Teacher Program Faculty Coach

Our Teacher Intern Program faculty coach is experienced educator who meets regularly with interns and mentor teachers.  He observes interns in the classroom, gives advice and support, and determines whether interns have mastered the competencies required for graduation.  The coach is responsible for a small number of interns, making it possible for each intern to receive a high degree of personal attention. In addition to members of the faculty, who provide coaching support, we include Gregory Renner, MST. who spent 34 years as a science teacher and administrator. In addition to working with many beginning teachers in a formal mentoring role during those years, he also served as a consultant and statewide professional development provider for the Vermont Department of Education. Greg continues to work closely with the Vermont DOE as an advisor in matters related to science curriculum and assessment. He received a BS from SUNY Oneonta and a Master in Science for Teachers degree from Lyndon State College.