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Superintendent Sheila Soule

Superintendent with young child

Sheila Soule was appointed as the  Superintendent of the Addison Northwest School District in July of 2018. Soule, is a native of Randolph, Vermont and is a thirty-year career educator. She was the Director of Curriculum in the Harwood Unified Union School District prior to coming to ANWSD, as has served as a principal, classroom teacher, and educational consultant for the former Vermont Institutes during her career. 

A graduate of Johnson State College, she received her Master of Education from the University of Vermont in 2004. Soule is also a graduate of the Waddington Leadership Program through the Center for Creative Leadership and was founder and past president of the Vermont Curriculum Leaders Association. Soule is currently co-president of the Champlain Valley Superintendent's Association. 


Soule with her first fourth grade class in 1993, Fayston VT


     For ANWSD Students, Families, Staff and Board Members only



August 2023

Dear Addison Northwest School District Families,

As we begin another school year together, I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome back to all families in the district. This marks my 6th year as superintendent, and I couldn't be more proud to serve in this capacity and be a part of such a compassionate and caring educational community. 

Our vision for the district remains firm – to create a kind, collaborative, and creative environment where all members of our community can thrive. Over the years, I have witnessed firsthand how this community comes together to support one another, creating a nurturing space for our students to learn and grow. I am deeply grateful for the trust and support you have shown me and our school district throughout these years. Together, we have achieved many milestones, and I am excited to continue building on this foundation to provide the best possible educational experience for our students.

As we move forward, I am committed to fostering an inclusive learning environment that celebrates diversity and embraces the unique qualities of each individual. Together, we will continue to cultivate critical thinking skills, resilience, and the values that will help our students become productive and compassionate citizens. I am eager to work alongside our exceptional team of educators, administrators, and staff members to make this school year extraordinary. Your active involvement and partnership are vital to the success of our students, and I encourage open communication to ensure that we meet the needs of our entire school community.

Thank you for being a part of this wonderful journey. Let us move forward together, supporting one another and empowering our students to achieve their highest potential. 

With warm regards,

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Sheila Soule, Superintendent of Schools