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Jill Strawbridge

Director of Admissions - Appointed 2013

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.A. English, University of South Alabama

Best VCS Moment

Morning Meeting. Every. Single. Day. Our school community makes me smile every day!

Inspirational Quote

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep.” –Henry David Thoreau

Interests and Hobbies

Literature, film, squash, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, sailing, running, hiking

Brief Biography

I’m a native Vermonter with a dose of wanderlust. I’ve lived in 7 different states (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York and now Vermont) as well as stints abroad in London and St. Andrews, Scotland. My professional career has spanned startups, healthcare, and institutions of higher learning.

Prior to VCS, I was the Employment Manager and Manager of Spouse/Partner Resources at Williams College. Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to lead many entrepreneurial and community efforts including a collaborative workspace, business incubator, edible school garden, street festival and annual fun run.

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.