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The Bellwether School and Family Resource Center Inc

"Where Learning is Rooted in Relationships."

Williston, VT   |  https://www.bellwetherschool.org/

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Mission

Bellwether School encourages students to build a meaningful and fulfilling relationship with the world through their creative exploration. Our environment and curriculum are designed to nurture the unfolding development of the “whole child,” including academic knowledge and skills as well as artistic, reflective, intuitive and interpersonal knowledge and abilities. The school emphasizes each child’s unique interests, strengths, and personality within a supportive, cooperative, caring community of learners.

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

Cynthia Clarke

Main address

1186 S Brownell Rd

Williston, VT 05495 USA

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EIN

03-0345357

NTEE code info

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

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Our programs

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Bellwether School

At Bellwether, learning follows a continuum from preschool through fifth grade. As students mature, they revisit concepts and skills in various subject areas at increasingly advanced levels. Our curriculum highlights complementary activities through eight domains of learning. This integrated approach gives vitality and depth to our curriculum while helping students develop analytical thinking skills. As experience builds on experience, students reflect on their learning, make connections, see relationships, and appreciate the interconnectedness of their learning gradually fitting knowledge into a meaningful whole.

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

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How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The communication and feedback process in our school is very organic it is a qualitative approach

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The Bellwether School and Family Resource Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 02/08/2024
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Board chair

Kate Pellegrini-Welch

Grace Oedel

NOFA-VT

Jen Dill

Data Innovations

Jeni Brookes

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable