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Ramsay-Tolman Named EWSD Interim Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

July 2, 2019
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - Jackie Ramsay-Tolman has been named the Interim Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Essex Westford School District (EWSD). Ramsay-Tolman, who steps into the role previously held by Amy Cole, started at the District on July 1, 2019. 


Ramsay-Tolman brings a depth of educational experience to the EWSD, having served as a classroom teacher, special educator, dean of students, principal, and curriculum director during her career.


“We are really excited that Jackie has joined our team,” said EWSD Superintendent Beth Cobb. “We will benefit from her energy, enthusiasm, and experience as she will help us continue to grow. Please join me in welcoming Jackie to our District!”


She joins the EWSD after spending the previous two years as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in the Barre Supervisory Union. In her role, Ramsay-Tolman provided leadership in the coordination, organization, assessment, and development of curriculum, improvement of instruction, and improvement and development of programs and systems as a whole. She also served her former district as the Assistant Principal and later Principal of the Barre City Elementary and Middle School. 


Prior to her time in Barre, Ramsay-Tolman worked in the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union for 12 years. After spending five years as an early essential education coordinator, she became a special educator at the district level and then was named the Dean of Students at Hazen Union School.


Ramsay-Tolman background includes presenting at the Vermont School Boards and Vermont Superintendents Association Promising Practices annual conference, as well as at the Learning and the Brain national conference. She has also delivered the VT-NEA Bullying and Harassment Policy, Prevention, and Action Training at their annual Education Support Professionals conference, and taught at the graduate level.