March 12, 2020

Over the years, I have heard that people who grew up on small family farms in northern New England were usually handy in making things do, in times of breakdowns on the farm.  Necessity really was the “mother of invention”, and sometimes that piece of bailing twine, or...

February 25, 2020

Growing up in our childhood years, each of us has probably had a curiosity about some item that we were interested in.  For some, the curiosity, in terms of “how does this thing work?”, might lead to actually taking the item apart to see all of the pieces inside; proba...

February 11, 2020

In some of the stories we have heard in this series, there has been a common thread that has helped the particular teacher move through life to the position they now hold at River Bend Career and Technical Center.  In the case of Tony Daniels, the teacher of the 21st C...

January 15, 2020

If we think back to when we first became interested in our careers, fields of study or occupations, we can probably think of at least one person in our lives, while we were at an early age, who became a real guiding force as to our path in life.  This is true for Carri...

January 2, 2020

Laura Shrewsbury, the instructor in the Teacher Education program at River Bend Career and Technical Center, has been involved in ballet dancing ever since she was a child.  She moved from early lessons, to ballet recitals to different ballet studios, and even danced w...

December 17, 2019

Growing up in southern Vermont, Ian Blackmer’s playground was always the woods around his home and in his town.  It was in those woods that he learned about identifying trees, tracking wildlife, fishing, logging, sugaring, and feeling at peace in a natural setting.  Th...

December 2, 2019

It happens more often than not. Events in our childhood come back to have a positive influence on us as we travel through life.  This is certainly the case for Colleen Ford, Emergency Services, Firefighting and Criminal Justice teacher at River Bend Career and Technica...

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