Vicky Wideman - K-4 School Counselor
 
 
 
Vicky and puppets  
 
 September 2013
 
   A warm welcome back to school to all!  This is always a wonderfully exciting time of year, as new families join our school community and returning students arrive with enthusiasm and confidence.  I am very much looking forward to an action packed year of teaching classroom school counseling lessons, running friendship groups, supporting individual students, and working collaboratively will all of the adults in the SCS community.  For a description of what classroom lessons will be taught, please see the K-4 curriculum page.
   This is my thirteenth year at SCS and my twenty-third year in education.  After graduating from Middlebury College in 1989, I taught middle school for four years.  I then got an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and taught fourth grade for a few more years.  Throughout my time as a classroom teacher, I found myself particularly fascinated by my students' social and emotional development.  I decided to become a School Counselor and chose UVM for my Masters in School Counseling with the hope settling in Vermont.  It worked!  After UVM, I worked in the Burlington schools for two years before I joined the SCS community.  I feel extremely fortunate to work in a school with such high standards and with such a dedicated group of adults, both teachers and parents, working together to support our students.
   I live in Charlotte with my two dogs, Rip and Tess.  When not at SCS, I enjoy gardening, skiing, hiking with my dogs,  and spending time with family and friends.