The RNESU Early Education program is able to offer a range of services to children and families in our district.  In April, we provide a Early Childhood Screening for all children living in Leicester, Whiting, Sudbury, Brandon, Pittsford, Mendon and Chittenden.  At that time, children and their parents/guardians are invited into our preschool classroom in either Neshobe or Caverly to play and to meet with the Early Childhood Staff.  We complete a developmental screening and are available to discuss any concerns at that time.  Throughout the year, we are available to meet with parents who have concerns regarding their child's development.  We can provide suggestions, referrals and evaluations in the areas of speech and language development, large and small motor development, social/emotional development, cognitive and adaptive development.
For information on how to contact the appropriate person, please call Marsha Bruce at 247-5757 or email her at mbruce @

Carol Fjeld
I am the Speech/Language Pathologist for the Early Childhood program.  I have a Masters in Communication Disorders and in Early Childhood Special Education.  I have worked as a Speech Pathologist in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union since 1984 and in the Early Education program since 1988.  Before that I worked in Philadelphia and in Waterbury, Vt as a Speech Pathologist. 
I live in Brandon with my husband, George.  Our four children have all been educated in the RNESU schools and are now out of the nest!  Our oldest daughter lives in New York city, our next daughter is in Massachusetts, our son is in Maine and our youngest daughter is at UVM.   I enjoy skiing, hiking, snow shoeing, reading, gardening and knitting.  If you have any questions, please contact me at cfjeld @

I work in all the towns in the Rutland Northeast School District with children three to kindergarten in the areas of
     - how to say sounds (articulation),
     - speaking in sentences (expressive language),
     - understanding others (receptive language),
     - stuttering as well as other areas of need.