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Welcome to Hiawatha

Katherine Grykien

Phone: 802-857-7736


Degrees and Certifications:

Hiawatha Principal

I grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and this is where my parents still live.

My husband and I live in Burlington with our son. We love the water, cooking great meals with family and friends, and being outdoors. 

I told my mother I wanted to be a teacher for the first time when I was five years old.
All my life I have had a true love for learning, helping others, and children. Becoming the principal of Hiawatha has been a true gift. I am beyond lucky to be part of an amazing community of teachers, students and families. 

Michelle Murphy-Ertle

Phone: 802-878-1384


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Elementary Education and Spanish

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Hi there,  I'm Michelle!  I'm the Office Manager here at Hiawatha.  

I love spending time with my family.  I enjoy a good book, watching a movie, listening to music, visiting with friends, going for walks,  and traveling.  In my spare time I volunteer at the Flynn Theater as an usher to enjoy my love of theater!

I am so grateful to be a part of this wonderful school and community!  I'm looking forward to helping you!