Meet the Team
Allison Eddy: FCS Preschool After Care Director
My name is Allison Eddy and I am excited to be part of the PreK and Extended Care Fusion program. I have worked with young children for 15 years as a teacher and a photographer. I enjoy teaching Fusion classes at FCS and VUHS. I was raised in a small town in rural CT where she took piano lessons, sang in the choir and worked in a small bookshop. I graduated from the University of Connecticut where she studied music, languages and cultures and studio photography. I was a photographer for a national school portrait company working in preschools and Head Starts across the Northeast for 7 years.
I have also worked in center based early childhood education as an infant, toddler, and preschool teacher. I taught my own twins at home for several years, reading stories and playing and learning from nature. Moving to VT in 2020, I was looking for the same small town community to raise my children and found the Ferrisburgh Central School staff and wider community of families to be incredibly welcoming and nurturing.
I began working in the ANWSD in 2021 as a substitute teacher and then as a PreK paraprofessional. I have also worked in the Fusion program teaching photography, books and play and nature based learning classes and in the Preschool Extended Care Program. I bring creative ideas and love of play and learning to the PreK Extended Care Fusion program and hopes for a wonderful year getting to know all the children and families!
Ashley Bourgeois: School Age Childcare Director
My name is Ashley and this is my 6th year with the after school program. I am the school age childcare director for both the Thundercare (VUES) and Cougar Care (FCS) programs! I am looking forward to making connections with students and families! I cannot wait to see all of our returning and new families! When I'm not at work, I enjoy traveling and hanging out with friends and family. I love to dance and listen to music. One of my favorite places is the beach with a good book.
Kristin Degraaf: VUES Fusion Site Coordinator
My name is Kristin DeGraaf and I graduated from UVM in May with a degree in psychological sciences and a minor in human development and family studies. I have worked in the Afterschool and summer program at VUES and FCS for 3 years.
Anissa Martin: VUMHS Fusion Site Coordinator
My name is Anissa Martin, I joined the Afterschool Team in 2022, starting my role as a Fusion Site Coordinator at Vergennes Union Middle and High School. I have been working with Fusion and Childcare since 2016 when I graduated from Vergennes myself. I have my bachelors of arts in Psychology and a minor in Statistics from Castleton University. I work during the day at Vergennes Union Middle school and High school as their Behavioral Assistant in the On Deck space.
When I’m not working I enjoy being outside, crafting and bowling.
Priscilla May: FCS Fusion Site Coordinator
My name is Priscilla May, I am the Art Teacher and Fusion Coordinator at Ferrisburgh Central School. I have been in education, both teaching during the school day and running after school programming, for over 10 years. I believe that connecting with students and families to grow relationships and skills is our greatest strength for shaping the future. When I'm not with students, I like to be outside whether skiing, riding my bike, or creating my own art.
Mavis Shepard: Assistant Director of Afterscgool and Summer Programs.
My name is Mavis Shepard and I'm the Assistant Director of Afterschool & Summer Programs. I grew up in Vergennes and continue to live in this community. I enjoy spending time with my family & pets, and love camping & kayaking.
Asia Kruse: Director or Afterschool and Summer Programs
Asia Kruse joined our Team in October of 2022 as a Director of Afterschool and Summer Programs at Addison Northwest School District, after serving as a Fusion Side Coordinator for Vergennes Union Middle and High School for four years.
Kruse holds a Masters Degree in Immigration Law and Business Administration from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. Additionally received associates degree in Labor Law, European Law and Real Estate Law. She successfully graduated from the European Academy of Young Diplomats earning her diploma in Foreign Service.
She is a native of Poznan, Poland, currently residing in Vergennes, Vermont with her Husband Christian, Daughter Stella, Son Simon and Boxer Dog Kenny.
When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her family and friends. She loves dragonflies, hiking, great food, soccer, hockey and coaching basketball.