Vermont Agency of Education

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Vermont Agency of Education
Agency Profile
Superintendent:Rebecca Holcombe
FY 2013 Budget:$1.4 billion[1]
Website:Department Home Page
The Vermont Agency of Education oversees public K-12 education in Vermont. The department managed 305 K-12 schools and 96,858 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[2]



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See also
Vermont Secretary of Education
List of school districts in Vermont
Public education in Vermont
School board elections portal
The mission statement of the Vermont Agency of Education reads:[3]
The State Board and Agency of Education provide leadership, support and oversight to ensure that the Vermont public education system enables each student to be successful.

Every learner completes his or her public education with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college, continuing education, careers, and citizenship. The public education system provides flexible learning environments rich with 21st century tools that promote self-development, academic achievement, and active engagement in learning. It operates within a framework of high expectations for every learner with support from educators, families and the community.[4]


The current Secretary of Education is Rebecca Holcombe.[5] Her cabinet includes the following administrators:[6]

  • General Counsel: Vacant
  • Deputy Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer: Bill Talbott
  • Deputy Commissioner, Transformation & Innovation: John Fischer
  • Education Finance Manager: Vaughn Altemus
  • Safe Schools & Equity Consultant: Charles Johnson
  • Communications Director: Angela Ross

Departmental divisions

The Agency of Education has several departments led by the following directors:[6]

  • Legal Division: Vacant
  • Finance and Administration Division: Bill Talbott
  • Business Office: Kathy Flanagan
  • School Finance & Administration: Margaret Schelley
  • Information & Technology: Brian Townsend
  • Transformation & Innovation: John Fischer
  • Integrated Support for Learning High School and Adult: Tom Alderman
  • Integrated Support for Learning Pre-K to Middle: Karin Edwards
  • Educator Quality: Marta Cambra
  • General Supervision & Monitoring: Deb Quackenbush

State Board of Education

The State Board of Education consists of 10 members including nine voting members and one non-voting member. Each member is appointed by the Governor and approved by the Vermont State Senate. The non-voting member as well as one voting member are students at Vermont high schools. The non-voting member is a high school junior who moves into a voting position the following year. High school members serve two-year terms and lay members serve six-year terms. The board's responsibilities include oversight of education fund disbursement, adult education programs and K-12 performance standards.[7]

Organizational chart

The following chart outlines the organizational structure of the Vermont Agency of Education:[8]

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