Superintendent Beth Cobb

  • Beth CobbBeth Cobb was appointed as the first Superintendent of the newly formed Essex Westford School District and began July 1, 2017. Cobb, a native of Massachusetts and a career Vermont educator, was the Superintendent in the Orange East Supervisory Union in Bradford before her time in the EWSD.

    A graduate of Lyndon State College, she received her Master of Education from the University of Southern New Hampshire.

    Cobb is also a graduate of the Snelling Center Vermont School Leadership Project and the Vermont Superintendents’ Association Leadership Academy.

2021-2022 Welcome Back Message

  • Dear Students and Families,

    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. I wish I could tell you our year will be ‘back to normal,’ but as you know, the pandemic is still present in our world and in our community. We will continue to follow health and safety measures that will allow our students to be in our schools for in-person learning and activities.  

    We are very excited to have all students back in our buildings! We will begin the year with all students and staff wearing masks while indoors. With no social distancing requirements, this means all students can be in our classrooms and there is no need for hybrid learning. We will continue to communicate to you often as we receive updates and new advice from the Vermont Agency of Education and Vermont Department of Health.

    The purpose of this handbook is to share relevant information with you. The handbook highlights expectations and legal requirements that are consistent across all 10 of our schools. As a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 system, there are expectations that are developmentally suited for the different grade level schools.

    The Essex Westford School Board creates and adopts policy. Our Board has adopted a governing model called Policy Governance and over the course of the year, you will notice some EWSD policies shifting to administrative procedure. Our law-abiding policies will remain as Board policies. The EWSD policies and procedures can be found on our website (   

    We have learned so much through the pandemic. Working together as one, relying on each other, and by partnering with community organizations, we came out stronger than we were before. 

    The EWSD will continue to move forward together (#4ward2gether) for our students, staff, families, and our community. I invite you to move with us and help us to make this journey the very best it can be for all of our students.

    Yours in Education,

    Beth Cobb
    EWSD Superintendent

    Beth Cobb reading to students