Hartland Elementary School Connects

One place for staff, students, and families to connect to all teaching teams, newsletters, and information.

*Please note - this site is a work in progress to meet the needs of staff and community. Many pages and links will be established in the coming weeks as we settle into the school year. We hope this helps with lines of communication and organization.

Click on grade levels to access links to home pages.

Helpful Links Coming Soon

Calendar Lunch Menus WSESU Dashboard

Administration and Building Staff

Christine Bourne

Adminstrator /Principal


Christine Bourne grew up in New Hampshire and graduated from Keene State College in the early 90s. She taught elementary school for 23 years and loved every minute of it. Christine earned her Master of Science in Education with a Principal Certification in 2014 and became the Principal of Hartland Elementary School in 2017. She resides in Cornish, NH with her husband Jason. They have three adult children. Christine enjoys gardening, cooking, exercising, spending time with her family, and being part of the Hartland community!

Brittany Preston

Assistant Principal


Brittany Preston moved from Wisconsin to Vermont in 2008 after graduating from the University Wisconsin- LaCrosse. She worked for the Hartford School District for 9 years before accepting the special education position at HES. Brittany left for a year to gain experience as an Assistant Principal and returned in 2017 as the Assistant Principal at HES. Brittany lives in Brownsville with her son, husband and two dogs. They enjoy the outdoors and are often out hiking, boating and skiing.

Linda Johnston

HES Secretary


Linda has worked in the Hartland Elementary School office since August of 1993. During that time she has worked with eight different principals. When Linda is not in the school office she enjoys time with her family (especially her grandchildren). Cooking, gardening, photography, reading, and knitting are hobbies that she enjoys. Linda is very involved with her church in Hartland and her condominium association in Quechee.

Heidi O'Connor

HES Secretary


I have lived in Hartland for 33 years and worked at the Hartland Elementary School for the last 27 of them. I have three sons and one grandson who is one of my greatest joys. My dog Foley is a therapy dog and comes to work with me every day to work with the children at HES. Two of my favorite things to do are cruising with family and vacationing in Maine.


HES Therapy Dog

School Nurse

Annette Jeinnings

School Nurse


School Counselors

Gene Morse

School Counselor & 504 Coordinator

Gene Morse was born and raised in Massachusetts. He earned Masters degrees in School Counseling and School Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California -where he lived and worked for twenty-seven years. After three years working in Colorado, Gene moved to Hartland to work and raise his children in an environment closer to what he experienced growing up on Cape Cod. During his twelve years at Hartland Elementary School Gene has come to care deeply for the Hartland school, students, and community. When not helping students at HES, Gene enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to and playing music, traveling, hiking, fishing, and working with his indefatigable wife on their "Fixer Upper" 1840s farmhouse.

Alyssa McDermott

School Counselor & 504 Coordinator

My name is Alyssa McDermott and this is my third year as a School Counselor and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) teacher at Hartland! I am originally from Waterbury, Connecticut but have loved living as a transplant in Vermont for the past 2 years. I love listening to music and playing guitar, spending time in nature, journaling/meditating, taking adventures with my partner, and spending time with my dog Sasha, and my cat Chip. I look forward to helping you and your child navigate this school year safely.

HES Tech Department

David Lamb

Tech Department

Kitchen Staff

Craig Locarno

Emily Paquette

I live in North Hartland with my husband, John and my son,John, who is 14 years old. I grew up in Hartford, Vermont. I love to fish, but not in winter. I rather not stand on a frozen lake or river. I also like to go on random day trips to explore Vermont and surrounding areas.

Mary Rasco


Joe Putnam

John Sammel

Karen Davis

Darrel Picknell

Sherry Sykes

Bus Drivers

Fred Busch

Al Lafreniere

Culleen Murphy