About Us

We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to learning for all as we recognize that all great minds don't think alike.

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Meet Our Team

Meet our professional staff of diagnosticians and instructors versed in a wide range of disciplines.

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Success Stories

Read stories and testimonials about learners of all ages who found academic and social success at the Stern Center.

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Courses Calendar

Join our knowledgeable and experienced staff in learning research-proven strategies in the areas of literacy, social cognition, math, and more.

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Courses & Workshops

Browse our entire collection of Professional Learning offerings. Find a course for yourself or design a customized remedial program for your school/district.

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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR LITERACY®

Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.

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Board Members

Will Billings, Chair

Underhill, Vermont

Jamie Brandon

Tim Corley

South Burlington, Vermont

Suzanne Cronkite

Hanover, New Hampshire

Ann DeMarle

Jericho, Vermont

Christopher Economou

Colchester, Vermont

Ruthann Hackett

Charlotte, Vermont

Katie D. Halsey, Chair

Shelburne, Vermont

Eve Pratt Hoar

South Burlington, Vermont

Ellie Kenworthy, M.Ed.

Burlington, Vermont

Bud Meyers

Colchester, Vermont

Justin Molson

Jericho, Vermont

Tim Neiley

Charlotte, Vermont

Jon Pizzagalli

Shelburne, Vermont

Blanche Podhajski, Ph.D.

Waterbury Center, Vermont

Maureen Post

Shelburne, Vermont

Stephen Richards

Burlington, Vermont

Patrick Thornton

Williston, Vermont

Brian Till

Burlington, Vermont

Honorary Board Members

Eugene Cenci

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.

Governor James Douglas

Lewis R. First, M.D.

Sarah Gray Gund

John Hoehl

Governor Madeleine Kunin

Senator Patrick Leahy

G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D.

Joan Martin

Eugene (Gene) E. Richards III

Governor Peter Shumlin

Ann Smallwood

Bernice Stern, Chair

Peter Stern, M.D.

David Stifler, M.D.

Barry Stone

I truly believe that Karen teaching my son how to utilize PROMPT techniques has minimized frustrations that stemmed from not being able to talk. Despite his apraxia, words he once had trouble completing now come out complete and clear thanks to Karen’s help.

- Sherry Mullican // Mother of former Stern Center student