UVM Teacher of the Year

The Windham Northeast Supervisory Union Student Services is proud to announce that Julie Sines has been chosen for the UVM Teacher of the Year award for 2021!

Mrs. Sines has been an important member of the WNESU Student Services and Bellows Falls School Community for over 40 years! She has been fostering successful relationships with students and families, and in some cases, multi-generations during her tenure as a Special Educator. Mrs. Sines has worked with some of the most challenging students and does so with a positive attitude and the patience of a Job.

Her ability to teach all subjects and provide real-life experiences has been critical to keeping her students engaged and excited about their learning. Most importantly, in her classroom, every day is a new day and a fresh start. Mrs. Sines also has always made parents and families feel supported, welcomed, heard, and respected. Her great sense of humor is able to see the positives in difficult situations.

Outside the classroom, Mrs. Sines is a dedicated member of the Bellows Falls community. Mrs. Sines not only grew up in Bellows Falls but also attended the building she works in. After college, she returned to her community to teach and serve. She is an avid supporter of students' extracurricular activities and ran the clock at Bellows Falls Middle School basketball games for many years. Ask Mrs. Sines about her dogs and watch her face light up!

Congratulations Mrs. Sines and thank you for your dedication!


The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

Sidney Harris


The Office of Student Services oversees those programs designed to support students' diverse learning needs in our system.

Some students require specialized instruction, modified curricula or accommodations designed to meet the individual needs in order to experience success in school. Students who require support services are identified by various means including child find activities mandated by federal law and referrals from parents, teachers, human service agencies and the medical community. Generally, support services fall into one of three broad categories: special education services, protection from discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and support offered under the Vermont Act 117.

“All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them”

~ Magic Johnson

Andrew Haas

Director for Student ServicesWNESU 504 Coordinator

Stacey Alexander

Assistant Director for Student ServicesProgram Coordinator for Elementary EducationWNESU Educational Support Team Coordinator

Dr. Michael Herrington

Program Coordinator for Secondary Education

Kate Bashaw

Administrative Assistant

Sue-Ann Hindes

Medicaid Specialist

Rebecca Kobel

Special Education and 504 SecretaryHigh School

Kalie Beswick

Special Education SecretaryMiddle School

Debra Barrett

Special Education SecretaryElementary Schools

Bridgette Maxfield

Special Education SecretaryEarly Childhood Special Education