Board of Directors

Upcoming Meetings and Agenda of the VSBIT Board

The next VSBIT Board meeting will be held on June 4, 2024, at 3:30 PM.

Future Meetings

June 4, 2024

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VSBIT Board Meeting Minutes

2024 2023 2022 2021
June 4, 2024 (unapproved) December 14, 2023 December 22, 2022 December 8, 2021
March 1, 2024 October 5, 2023 October 11, 2022 September 28, 2021
June 6, 2023 July 15, 2022 June 22, 2021

March 13, 2023 April 25, 2022 April 22, 2021

February 8, 2022 February 16, 2021

June 4, 2024

Michael Clark
Chair (Term Expires 2025)

Michael joined the VSBIT Board in 2017. He is presently employed as the Superintendent for the Grand Isle Supervisory Union a position he has held since 2018. Michael has been a Vermont educator for more than 23 years and has served as the Superintendent for the Essex-Caledonia Supervisory Union, High School Principal at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, as well as an Assistant Principal and Science Teacher at Colchester High School. Michael served as the Northeast Kingdom’s Trustee on the Vermont Superintendents Association’s Board from 2016-2018 and is an active member of the Vermont Agency of Education’s Peer Review Committee. Michael holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Chemistry and Secondary Education from Johnson State College and a Masters degree in School Administration from Saint Michael’s College. He lives in Sheldon VT on a small hobby farm with his wife Jenna and children Mickaela and Pheonix.

Steve Hier
(Term Expires 2024)

Steve joined the Board in 2018. He was employed as the Business Manager for the Springfield School District for 39 years before retiring at the end of August, 2019. Steve also served nine years on the Town of Weathersfield school board including six years as Chair. During six of those years he was also on the Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union Board with four years as Chair. He was active in the Vermont Association of School Business Officials and served three terms as its President. Steve was part of the revitalization of that organization in the late 1980’s. He is currently working part time for the Rivendell Interstate School District and as the Town Treasurer for the Town of Weathersfield. He previously served on the VSBIT board from 1995 to 2002 and from 2005 to 2012.

Scott Brown
(Term Expires 2025)

Scott Brown serves as Vice Chair of the Essex Westford School Board, elected in 2022. He brings an interest and perspective in facilities and technology to the VSBIT board. He has served as a volunteer soccer and football coach.

Ted Plemenos
(Term Expires 2026)

Ted Plemenos is the CFO for Rutland City Schools. His expertise lies in the areas of financial, administrative, and IT management. He earned his Bachelors degree from Princeton University and his MBA from the University of Chicago. He has worked at Rice University as Director of Finance and Administration for the Glasscock School and as Senior Advisor at Exxon Mobil.

Ryan Heraty
(Term Expires 2024)

Ryan joined the VSBIT Board in March of 2024. He is an experienced superintendent, principal, and special educator serving the Lamoille South Supervisory Union in Vermont. In his sixteen years as a public school educator, he has served in various capacities, including as an urban school principal in Massachusetts and currently as a rural district leader managing two school boards and seven high performing schools, including the last one-room schoolhouse in the state. Ryan is currently pursuing his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Vermont and his research focuses on education finance and incentive structures in funding reform efforts. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management from the University of Colorado, along with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) degree, both from Gordon College. In his free moments, Ryan spends as much time as possible outdoors with his wife and three children while also coaching youth basketball and flag football. Additionally, he serves on the local board of the Mount Mansfield Ski Academy.