SUNDERLAND — The Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union has announced that is has completed the hiring process for two key positions in the BRSU. Randi Kulis, who currently serves as the Student Services Director will assume the role of Assistant Superintendent. Sarah Reed, the Assistant Principal at the Flood Brook School will be the Director of Curriculum. Both positions become active on July 1, 2017.
Randi Kulis has worked for the BRSU since 2013, when she was hired as a Special Education Director. In 2015 she was hired as the BRSU Director of Student Services, a leadership position that oversees all special education and student services for children in grades preK-12. Prior to coming to Vermont, she worked in Idaho and Pennsylvania in various special education leadership roles. Randi originally hales from New England and earned her undergraduate degree from Smith College and her graduate degree from Boston College. Randi is currently a doctoral fellow at the University of Vermont.
Sarah Reed began her teaching career at Manchester Elementary School as a special educator in 2005. During her time at MEMS she was both a special educator and classroom teacher. Since 2011 Sarah has been the Assistant Principal at the Flood Brook School in Londonderry, Vermont. She has experiences in both special education and regular education. Sarah received her undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and her Masters from the Woodruff Leadership Program at Castleton University.
She will be working with teachers across all six schools within the BRSU. She will lead the schools through the adoption of a more standards-based approach to assessment and reporting, and she will attend to all of the many curriculum needs. The hiring committee was impressed with Sarah’s work on the Farm to School initiative at Flood Brook, and her commitment to providing learning experiences that engage and motivate all children.
Jackie Wilson, the BRSU Superintendent, said she was pleased that two such stellar candidates came from within the organization.
“It is a healthy sign when qualified leaders within the system are willing and eager to assume new and challenging roles,” she said.