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Special Education

Cynthia Brush-Pires, Special Educator



Christine Frost, Special Educator

My name is Christine Frost and I am a special educator at TES. I attended California State University Stanislaus, where I earned my BA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies, as well as my Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. I attended graduate school at Brandman University, for my MA in Educational Administration, and my Administrative Services Credential. My sixteen years working in education include classroom teaching, nine years as a site based administrator, and well as special education. After living in California for so many years, I am thrilled to be home in Vermont and teaching at TES! Outside of school, I can be found cooking, working on projects in my old farmhouse, or spending time with my family.


Michelle Smyth, Special Educator

Michelle “Mimi” Smyth works as a K-4 Special Educator at TES. Her background includes working as a high school government teacher, and as a development director/ grant writer for an arts non-profit serving people with differing abilities. She has also taught Art part-time for the last seven years.

Mimi attended UVM, where she studied Art, History, and Philosophy. Later, Mimi earned a Masters in Education from Johnson State college. She has lived in Germany, as well as parts of the western United States, but she returned to Vermont for the beauty and sense of place.

Mimi believes we are all unique learners, and she feels passionately that as educators, we can help all children capitalize on their strengths as they work through challenges.

Mimi lives with her teenage son in St. Johnsbury. She is an avid dancer, painter, and weightlifter. She has also served on various local and statewide diversity and equity committees.