Our Team

Bonnie Chamberlin

Bonnie is the manager of VTC’s apprenticeship programs.  Currently she is managing the related instruction side of Vermont Department of Labor’s Electrical and Plumbing Apprenticeship.  Prior to managing the state-wide program, Bonnie managed the apprenticeship program as well as other evening classes as the Adult Ed Coordinator at the Barre Technical Center.

Prior to joining VTC in 2001, Bonnie had worked as an administrator at the Randolph Tech Center, taught in the business program at the Center for Technology in Essex Junction and in her spare time, taught business classes for CCV.  Bonnie has a B.A. and M.A. with a focus on Adult Education from Norwich University.

Teja Cooper

Teja joined Vermont Tech as a Project Manager in 2011. Teja coordinates online, non-credit, and public offerings for Vermont Corporate College. She also serves as the liaison for students using VSAC non-degree funds and works with various businesses and industries to coordinate and schedule non-degree trainings for employees, both internally and at public locations. Prior to joining Vermont Tech, Teja worked in private industry as a business analyst. She is a graduate of Trinity College and holds a B.S. in Business Administration/Management.

Patti Coultas

Patti has been Director of the Vermont Career and Technical Teacher Education Program since July 2009. She came to the program with 13 years combined experience as the Green Mountain Technology and Career Center  Assistant Director for Adult Education, the Program Coordinator for LAPDA, the central Vermont education service agency that provides teacher professional development, and as the School-To-Work coordinator in Lamoille Valley. Before that she worked in government and in a small manufacturing office. She earned a bachelor of art degree from Appalachian State University, and after a year of post-baccalaureate study at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, she earned a master of science degree from Florida State University.

Michelle Girouard

In the 2011-2012 academic year, Michelle  helped VT Technical College inaugurate Sustainability Fellowship program as part of the Center for Sustainable Practices. A Lebanon, NH native, Michelle earned her Associate in Applied Science degree in Landscape Development and Ornamental Horticulture in 2005, returning to VT Tech for a bachelor's degree in Sustainable Design and Technology. As the first Sustainability Fellow at VT Tech, Michelle designed the Center for Sustainable Practices' environmental film and guest lecturer series and became the champion for behavioral change programming as part of the IBM Energy Reduction Team. IBM work continues through the end of calendar year 2012, with an increasing emphasis on institutionalizing energy awareness in students, conserving energy in dormitories, and establishing an observable atmosphere of being an "energy sensible campus" in both Randolph and Williston. The grant is one of eleven IBM Centennial Grants awarded to projects around the world - and one of only two in the U.S. - in recognition of the company's 100th anniversary.  Now as Project Manager for Green Trainings at VT Tech - Michelle oversees workforce development programs for Continuing Education.

Maureen Hebert

Maureen is the Director of the Continuing Education & Workforce Development Division of Vermont Technical College. Maureen has worked in higher education, focusing on workforce and professional development, for over 18 years to support business and industry in realizing strategic and organizational goals through well-planned and implemented training programs. Before joining Vermont Tech, Maureen worked with the University of Vermont Division of Continuing Education as the Regional Director of the UVM Center in Montpelier where she coordinated both credit and non-credit programming utilizing, in part, distance learning technologies. Maureen has a B.A. in Political Science and English and an M.P.A.—with an emphasis in leadership development and Public Health—from UVM. Maureen has been a long-time member of UPCEA and former Commissioner and a member of NERHRT, ASTD and Rotary.

Melissa Neilson

Melissa is the Student Resource Advisor for Vermont Tech’s Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems. Melissa is responsible for advising students on course registration and degree path options as well as assisting students with questions on available funding options for the Institute’s short courses.
With over thirteen years in adult higher education, Melissa has an extensive background in student services including academic and financial aid counseling. 

Prior to joining VTC in 2013, Melissa was a program advisor for Union Institute and University’s Bachelor of Arts program. Melissa has a B.A. and M.A. with a concentration in Literature and Writing from Union Institute and University.

Dianne Gross Percy

Dianne is an education and training specialist with the Continuing Education Division of Vermont Tech.  She consults and presents for businesses, schools, professional groups, and organizations in the United States and Canada.  Dianne’s interactive seminars focus on strengthening individual and group capacity through training and development in leadership skills, change and conflict management, communication skills, and facilitation tools and techniques.  Dianne has served as an educator for over thirty years and has been recognized for her excellence in teaching.  She holds both a Professional Educator and Administrator License in education from the State of Vermont.  Dianne is a certified trainer of Malcolm Baldrige Quality Concepts and a certified facilitator for Developmental Dimensions International Learning Systems (DDI®).  Her education includes a B.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Vermont.

Molly Willard

Molly grew up and lives in Peacham, VT with her family. She received her BS in Botany with a minor in Forestry from UVM and has her Masters in Place-based Education. Molly has worked in agriculture and science education for the past 12 years. She currently manages the Vermont Tech Vegetable Production Program and is the Agriculture Training Specialist for CEWD. She help manage and operate her family farm at home.

Carrie Wright

Carrie is a Project Manager with the Continuing Education and Workforce Development office where she oversees the financial matters for the office, as well as coordinates company-based certificate and degree programs. Carrie works one-on-one with students to provide non-instructional advising and is the liaison for students and administrative departments at Vermont Tech. Prior to joining Vermont Tech in 2000, Carrie worked as a legal secretary and real estate paralegal in Chittenden County. Carrie’s office is located in Randolph Center. Carrie holds a B.S. from Vermont Technical College in Business Technology & Management.