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Green Mt Teachers Camp

Professional development and personal renewal for educators who want to think for themselves!

What is it like? 

Well, campers say it's

  • ​A forum for talking about what really matters in education
  • A time to connect with others in meaningful ways and share our stories
  • A chance to ​relax and renew in a peaceful setting with kindred spirits
  • A place to play, to sing, to be curious, to wonder, to laugh and get in touch with the kid in me again

Each year, it is up to you and what you bring to it! 

We invite each of you to share your expertise, curiosity and wonder with the rest of us! This year's group of educators includes teachers, musicians, authors, artists, and leaders who work with all ages.  

What would you like to wonder about with us? 

Click the arrows on the image to cycle through a slideshow of GMTC. 

GMTC 2021 Staff Bios​

We are so grateful to spend each morning learning alongside one of our staff. 

At GMTC, we wonder about things that matter to us, so we asked each of our presenters what they are wondering, and included their questions here. 

We are very excited to have an amazing line up of creative and exceptional presenters with us, and a strong support staff to back them up! Remember, campers propose and/or facilitate afternoon focus groups on any topic they are curious or passionate about. What are you wondering? If you have an idea, staff are happy to help; just ask!

William Forchion

William is a director, producer, poet, clown, acrobat, stuntman, father, friend, minister, coach, writer, and teacher, all in one package. William is fueled by a desire to inspire, educate, entertain and innovate. He is the author of “Billosophy: meditations on God, movement and miracles”, 

"Sacred & Sacrosanct: a collection of poems and his latest project “#ApoemAday” a year long project of daily poems. 

William hosts and produces the “Billosophy101 podcast" and the Billosophy101 vlog on the Billosophy101 YouTube channel. In 2017 William was selected to be a U.S. State Department cultural exchange Ambassador for the Arts making two trips to Turkmenistan. William is the proud father of 3 beautiful humans and has called Brattleboro, Vermont home since 1998.

"Could there possibly be one solution to the climate emergency, civil unrest, poverty, systemic racism and the income gap?" 

Fran Lynggaard Hansen

Fran is a native of Brattleboro, Vermont, and has been teaching abroad for the past ten years in a variety of posts in five different countries. Her last post was as principal of an international school in Yerevan, Armenia. A war in Armenia and a resulting Covid explosion brought her home in February of 2021. She is now a Practice Based Coach and Child Development Support Specialist for Head Start.

Fran wonders "What would happen if we freed our mind of worry about change?


"What happens when we are curious about children's behavior, instead of assuming we know what's happening?" 

Vicky Senni

Vicky is the director of a nature-based early childhood center in Montpelier, VT. She has been working on campaigns to support early childhood education for the last 8 years, and continues to organize around issues of justice in early childhood. She seeks to connect these struggles with those that are ever present in history and now; related to gender, race and class. Previously, Vicky taught science and nutrition through farming and cooking with children and grown-ups of all ages.

Vicky is wondering 

"How can educators center the experiences of working people, women, and People of Color in order to teach against exploitation and build an equitable world for all?

How do we help young children to see everyone’s humanity as connected to their own lives? 

How we will arrive at a place where educators are, ourselves, dedicated to the work of freedom?"

Jonny Flood

Jonny is an educator. He taught clowning in a girl’s detention center in Albuquerque, Shakespeare and meditation in the Virgin Islands, and preschool in Santa Fe and Montpelier. He led summer arts programming in Central Vermont housing projects and learned with overage high-school students in Roxbury, MA. He believes in the transformational power of learning and working alongside children, and sees education as integral to healing and transforming our society as a whole. Jonny is currently the Literacy Programs Manager at Vermont Humanities.

"How can teachers truly honor children and value our craft under the exploitative, assimilating force of capitalism?" 

Support Staff

We are pleased to announce that Laura Perry returns as our beloved cook. Jessica Clayton will be our Nature exploration instigator, and Seana Williamson will join us as our Art instigator. Beth Cherry, Vicky Senni, Kendra PeloJoaquin, Billie Slade and Cathy Martin have been busy behind the scenes as coordinators. 

We also offer a limited children’s program with trusted GMC staff  during the morning presentations.

Call with questions about our child care options 802-257-1751.

Focus Groups

Each afternoon, campers gather in focus groups of all sorts. These gatherings organically emerge from informal and formal conversations at camp. Anyone can propose a focus group about something that intrigues you, and it can be a gathering of any kind. 

Returning Campers have proposed these focus groups for 2021: 

Children and Risk-Why they Need It!

Our bodies are not our masterpieces-Our lives are.

Intrinsic Bias,

Ukuleles and African drums,

Developing leaders and Passing the torch,

We are so looking forward to “keeping it going” by creating a new event together that builds on a solid foundation of what came before, every year it's own creation, depending on who comes to collaborate!

Jessica Clayton 

Jessica will be our nature instigator for summer 2021. 

Jessica runs a licensed home based nature play school called Riverside Rhymes. She is a NJ certified preschool through fifth grade teacher. She is the secretary for the Eastern Region Association of Forest & Nature Schools, and was the honored recipient of their Wonder Award in 2017. She also served on her local board of education and runs the Facebook group, Nature Preschool Ideas & Community.

Seana Williamson

“My work celebrates the often overlooked beauty in our everyday interactions, relationships and routines.”

Seana is a Massachusetts based family photographer & proud mother to a perfectly wild two year old.

She has been photographing families of all kinds since 2014.