New Members of the RU Crew!
Randolph Union Middle High School 2022
Colin Andrzejczyk ~ Restorative Practices Coordinator/Student Assistance Program Counselor
Colin was the Captain of a National professional paintball team, traveling in Europe and throughout the Continental United States playing paintball on a competitive level; and he was even a featured character in a video game that was released for X-box and PlayStation. He brings an enthusiasm for outdoor activities to all his work.
Bob Bartlett ~ World Language: Spanish
A few words from Bob:
I decided to become a teacher due to the strong supportive role models I had at a young age. They inspired me to learn and try to make the path easier for those around me. I enjoy traveling, reading, sports and studying. I have taught all ages from pre-k through adults in their 90s. I’ve taught English, Math, Spanish and other subjects.
A few words from Nick:
Hi, my name is Nick Bent. I am an RUHS alumni. I like to play and watch sports. I live with my wife, two daughters, and our dog and cat. I’m excited to be back in Randolph!
Robbie Boody ~ Physical Education: Long Term Substitute
Adin Buchanan ~ Social Studies 10
Hey RUHS, my name is Adin Buchanan (She/they pronouns) and I’m so excited to be joining the Social Studies team this year! I grew up in central VT, and love swimming and dancing with friends, eating black raspberry creamees, and petting cute doggos. Nerd out with me about queer and trans issues, neurodivergence in the classroom, and please - show me your favorite memes and pictures of your pets!
Emily Couture ~ 8th Grade English
My name is Emily Couture and I am so excited to begin the school year at RU teaching eighth grade English! I was born and raised in Barre, Vermont and recently graduated from the University of Vermont. In my free time, I enjoy camping at Vermont's beautiful state parks, watching movies, and spending time with my pets.
Jason Finley ~Director of Career Pathways and Workforce Development
Andrew Glynn ~ Special Educator
A few words from Andrew:
Hello there! My name is Andrew Glynn, and I am coming to RU as a special educator. Learning and applicable, hands-on skills are important values of mine. I believe strongly in working hard to discover each student's unique backgrounds, talents and funds of knowledge to promote self determination. I am also an avid enjoyer of the outdoors (snowboarding, skateboarding, swimming, fishing etc) and a dedicated musician. I am very much looking forward to meeting my new students and their families!
David Hershey ~ 7th Grade Social Studies
David Hershey grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a degree in Public Policy and Education. He taught in Boston Public Schools for 7 years before moving to Vermont to start a family with his wife of 9 years, Alison Byrnes. They now have two children, 3.5 year old Braeden and 7 month old Maeve. David taught at Waits River Valley School for the past five years, and is very excited to be transitioning to teach at RUHS!
Alyssa Matz ~ Director of Targeted Supports
Hello! My name is Alyssa Matz and I live in Barre with my husband, Tony, and our two kids, Nolan and Reid. I've worked at Randolph Union for 10 years now as a Special Educator, Social Studies teacher, and now as the Director of Targeted Supports. I enjoy hiking, reading, and chasing my toddlers around. I look forward to supporting Randolph's families in the fall!
Lauren McKeon ~ Performing Arts Teacher
I am thrilled to be Mr. Rainville's successor this fall and oh what big shoes to fill!I look forward to getting to know you and your families over the next year. Here is a little bit about me: I was born and raised in West Brookfield and have returned after 15 years in California studying art and working professionally in many aspects of the performing arts: as a dancer, set builder, costume designer, and curator. This summer I performed at MassMOCA in Time of Now, an annual festival of thought and performance. I believe theater is inherently inclusive, that there is a space for everyone, and I aim to keep Murray auditorium a healthy, productive, and joyous space for all. I am currently building a house on the land I grew up on and am obsessed with my dog Francis who will not be allowed in the auditorium. I love riding my bike and all things Vermont.
Sean Robinson - Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Coach
Andrew Scott ~ Innovation Center/STEM Instructor
A few words from Andrew:
My name is Andrew Scott and I will be the new STEM/Innovation Center (IC) Educator at
Randolph Union High School. My background is in natural resources, engineering, and
education with experience in both the public and private sector. Also, I will be the head coach
for the middle school boys soccer team this fall.
Outside the IC and RUHS, I often find my way outdoors with my family either on the water, in
the mountains, or lending a hand with several volunteer organizations.
I am very excited for the upcoming school year, having the opportunity to build new
relationships, and share in the experiences the IC will have to offer. Please feel free to stop by
to say hello when you have a chance.
Lindsay Wheeler ~ Visual Arts
Lindsay worked with us last year, beginning second semester, as a long term substitute. We are excited to have her with us full time this year!
A few words from Lindsay:
My name is Lindsay Wheeler. I live in Woodstock, VT. I enjoy rocks, trees, books, candy, and winter. I am currently learning how to play chess.