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Craig Heindel


Brief Biography

Craig is a Vermont Commons School alumni parent of two daughters, Naomi ’03 and Ruth’06. VCS has been a very special place for Craig and his family, providing his daughters with remarkable high school educations taught by wonderfully talented and dedicated faculty. Craig is pleased to have helped Vermont Commons School for nearly all of its’ 20 years by supporting its strong and unique programs of experiential education focused on environmental knowledge and ethics applied to local, regional and global issues.

In his professional life, Craig is a consulting groundwater geologist with Waite-Heindel Environmental Management based in Burlington, Vermont. He evaluates water resources for property owners, commercial interests, and local and state governments, and he specializes in water supplies, assessments and remediation of contaminated sites, and on-site wastewater disposal. He especially enjoys the teaching aspects of being a natural resources consultant, whether providing testimony at a hearing or leading a group of UVM students on a glacial geology field trip. When Craig is not geologizing, he and his wife, Judy Chaves, enjoy being out in the mountains and lakes of Vermont and the northeast, in all seasons of the year.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.