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Welcome new staff

posted Oct 10, 2016, 8:25 AM by Diane Randall

Leicester Central School would like to welcome our new staff members -

Hello family and friends from the Leicester School and community. My name is Michael Joyce and this is my first year teaching at the Leicester Central School. I graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA and St. Joseph’s College in Rutland, VT. I live in Rutland and have a wife who teaches at Rutland Intermediate School and two children, ages 13 and 8, who attend Rutland Town School. I played sports in college and enjoy exercising and doing fun things with my family and friends during my free time. I am a reading interventionist teacher for the Leicester Central School and will be working with various students to help improve their reading skills throughout the year. Reading is enjoyable for me, and I plan on sharing my love of reading with all of the students I work with this upcoming year.


Welcome to a new school year! I hope you had a fun summer. My name is Carol Wright and I‘m the Leicester School Nurse. I’m on campus on Tuesdays and look forward to meeting you and your child this year. Please feel free to call me, contact me by email or stop by the school on Tuesdays if I can help you with any health needs. My nursing background includes working at a Children’s Hospital and as a school nurse at Barstow Memorial School, in our district. I was raised in Vermont and am enjoying learning about the Leicester community.

If your child has a known health condition, such as asthma, allergies, or other health or medication needs, please contact me to help develop a health plan and/or medication permission forms. The health plan or medication permission forms provide direction to our staff if the need should arise. There is more information and the required paperwork on our website, under “Health Office”. It works best to set up these plans and permission forms at the beginning of the year, if possible. I will also do routine hearing and vision screening as required by the state, check for immunization compliance, occasional classroom health lessons, and serve as a health resource for our school community. I wish your family a safe and healthy school year.


Hi! I am Haley Cotrupi, Home/School Coordinator for Leicester, Sudbury and Whiting Schools. My goal for this school year is to form trusting and supportive relationships with students, families, and staff. I have had a great time meeting the students and getting involved with projects going on around the school. I hope to be a friendly connection for families to communicate to our school for anything we can do to help or support them and our students.

My background consists of working as a counselor at Maple Leaf Clinic’s summer camp for children with Autism and Aspergers through high school. For the last six years I have worked for the Rutland City Public School District’s Tapestry Program while attending school at Castleton University where I received my degree in Social Work and Sociology. I have also worked through the Howard Center at the Park Street Program in the Fay Honey Knopp School as a Behavioral Interventionist Intern. This past school year I was a Paraeducator at Allen Street Campus in Rutland where we served students with emotional disturbances and social/emotional disabilities. I am honored to be given the opportunity to put my skills and experience to use with RNESU!


Kelsey Watters— This year, Kelsey’s role is as the Behavioral Consultant from the Counseling Services of Addison County (CSAC). Kelsey will be observing different classrooms and environments within the school to identif ying ways to help students maintain safe and regulated behavior throughout the school day. Kelsey has been working in CSAC’s behavior intervention program for five years.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys supporting the Otters at various sporting events, coaching middle school softball, sewing and spending time outside with her dog. As a life-long Brandon resident, Kelsey is excited to learn more about the Leicester school, and the amazing children and families she will encounter there.