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Principal Rae Donovan

Hello, FCS Community!  

In 2011, I biked from my home in New York City to Montreal and somewhere along Greenbush Road, I fell in love with Vermont. After years of working as a classroom teacher in places such as Brooklyn, Guatemala, New Orleans, and Austin, I settled in Ferrisburgh with my two daughters who now attend FCS. In Vermont, I continued to work in education with an emphasis on student and family well being. I worked as a teacher, the director of a residential treatment home for adolescents and as a Coordinator for Social and Emotional Learning.

I have my Masters in Education as well as a law degree from City University of New York, and continue to read, explore and learn every day. 

My educational philosophy is that we must prepare our students to be empathetic, flexible and creative lifelong learners who can contribute to making their communities strong and connected. School should be an engaging and meaningful place for students, staff and the broader community. I am so grateful to be part of the amazing team at FCS!

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