Who's Who in Third Grade

Mrs. Ankerson, Miss Darby, & Mrs. Ayer 
(Mrs. Ankerson) Mrs. Girouard & Mrs. Ayer

Mrs. Marie Ayer has been an educator in Vermont since the fall of 1996.  She holds a Level II Vermont Professional Educator's License.  In those years she's taught every grade from kindergarten to sixth grade.  In the year 2000, Marie came to Richmond Elementary as a first grade teacher.  In the fall of 2000, Marie moved to the third and fourth grade team and is now teaching on the third grade team.

While Marie enjoys teaching all the subjects, math is her true passion.  In May of 2007, she received a Master of Education in Curriculum Instruction from UVM in a partnership with VMI (Vermont Math Institute).  This passion automatically flows into her students as they explore mathematical concepts and discover the relationships between numbers.  As a member of the MMMUSD/CESU Math Committee, Marie works collaboratively with her colleagues to keep the math curriculum moving forward to meet the needs of all students.  Marie is a member of the RES Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) committee.


Mrs. Tonya (Darby) Girouard joined the Richmond Elementary community in 2009 as a fourth grade teacher with the Explorers Team.  Prior to this, she taught fifth grade in Colchester, Vermont and kindergarten, first and second grades in Federal Way (WA) Public Schools.

Tonya earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with a minor in Reading from Saint Martin's University (Lacey, Washington).  In 2005, she received her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction: Integrated Teaching Through the Arts from Lesley University (Cambridge, Massachusetts).  Tonya holds a Level II Vermont Professional Educator's License.

At RES, Tonya is a member of the Education Support Systems (ESS) Committee.  She is also a member of MMMUSD/CESU's Language Arts curriculum committee.

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