Our Teachers


Michele Campbell, Director of Education

Michele Campbell has been teaching at Saxon Hill School since August 1979. She has taught all programs and became the Director of Education in 2000.  She retired as teacher from the 4 day program in 2013.  She graduated from Trinity College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.  Michele studied the early childhood programs in Reggio Emilia, Italy in the summer of 2005.


Molly Boardman Abbey has been teaching at Saxon Hill School since August 2010. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.  Molly holds her Vermont Professional Educator License Level 2: Grades 7-12 English with an Early Childhood Endorsement, Birth through Age 6.  Molly is on sabbatical for the 2016-2017 school year and will return for the fall of 2017-2018.


Allison Coeyman has been teaching at Saxon Hill School since August 2015.  She graduated from UVM, has a BA in Art Education, and has eight years of experience teaching young children in preschool programs.


Carol Shallow has been teaching at Saxon Hill School since August 2015.  She has been an elementary classroom teacher, art educator and museum educator. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University with a concentration in Creativity and Education and holds a Masters of Teaching from Colorado College.

Heather Hammack has been teaching at Saxon Hill School since 2016. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Psychology and Sociology. She received her AMI Montessori Diploma for elementary school from Washington Montessori Institute and her Masters of Education from Loyola College in Maryland. Heather loves digging in the garden, snuggling up with a good book, and spending quality time with her family.


Julianna Gaynor began teaching at Saxon Hill in 2016.  She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a dual degree in psychology and education.  Julianna holds her early childhood teaching license in Massachusetts and Vermont. This past May she completed her early childhood graduate degree at Champlain College. Julianna enjoys going on adventures (hiking, biking, swimming) whether near or far.


Betty Allen has been volunteering as school documentarian and general consultant at Saxon Hill School since 2005.  She graduated from Duke University School of Nursing and has post graduate credits in child development and parent child support.  She was employed in the Parent and Child Program of the Visiting Nurse Association for more than 30 years and was director of the combined programs of Parent-Child Health and the VNA Family Room for five years before retiring. In 2004, Betty attended training in the philosophies of Reggio Emelia in Italy.