RUTLAND HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

Jen Wigmore has been working in the Guidance Department since 2007. Jen earned a Bachelors Degree in Business/Hotel Administration from the University of New Hampshire. After completing her degree Jen moved to Toronto and worked for five years in the hotel business. After 5 years living in Toronto she realized she missed Vermont and moved to Rutland with her husband. Jen spent the next few years raising her four boys while obtaining both her masters in Education and Counseling. She also spent several years teaching at the elementary level. Jen loves spending time with her family, reading and cooking. Jen can be reached by email at jennifer.wigmore@rcpsvt.org

Kelton Myers has been working as a Guidance Counselor at Rutland High School since 2010. She grew up in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where she graduated from Hazen Union High School in Hardwick. After that, she lived in Boston for six years where she completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development/German Studies at Boston College, and her Master’s Degree in School Counseling at Harvard Graduate School of Education. Kelton is very happy to be living in Vermont again, along with her husband and their two chubby cats. Outside of school, Kelton enjoys traveling as much as possible, walking and running outside, cooking, and eating. Kelton can be reached by email at: kelton.myers@rcpsvt.org

Amy Conn has been working as a Guidance Counselor at Rutland High School since 2011. Previously she work at Stafford Technical Center for two years. She spent most of her life in Wisconsin and moved to Vermont over ten years ago. It is home now, but she still loves the Badgers and brats. She has a bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University and received her masters of education with certificate in advanced study in school counseling from the State University of New York – Plattsburgh. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children hiking and fishing. Amy can be reached by email at: aconn@rutlandschools.org.

Monica Dirmeikis joined the Rutland High School staff as a Guidance Counselor in August 2016.  The previous ten years were spent working as a counselor in grades 7-12  in Colorado.  In addition to school counseling, Monica has also worked for Americorps & Colorado Literacy Corps and spent a year as a wilderness counselor at a residential facility for adjudicated teenage girls in Florida.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.  Most of Monica’s free time is spent hiking, practicing yoga, cooking, reading, and trying to learn how to make stained glass art.  She can be reached at monica.dirmeikis@rcpsvt.org

Meghan Carroccia joined the Rutland High School staff as a School Counselor in July 2017 and is also a RHS graduate. Meghan earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education and Biology with a minor in Marine Biology from Roger Williams University. After completing her undergraduate studies, Meghan taught middle school science for seven years. Six of these years were completed at Rutland Middle School. While teaching Meghan returned to school and earned a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the College of Saint Joseph. In her free time Meghan enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her son, and traveling to the ocean as much as possible. Meghan can be reached by email at meghan.carroccia@rcpsvt.org.

Nancy Ivey is our School Social Worker/Counselor who works more with students who are dealing with personal/social/familial issues rather than guidance issues. She is a liaison to community resources and agencies, and runs small support groups as well as individual counseling sessions. She has a BA in Sociology from Wittenberg University and an MSW from Salem State College. She is a Licensed Social Worker and has worked for the Rutland City Schools for 17 years. She also works for the District’s Tapestry afterschool and summer program at Proctor Elementary. She and her husband have 2 children and enjoy traveling,
gardening, and boating. Nancy can be reached by email at: nancy.ivey@rcpsvt.org.

Anne Robillard Carpenter is an employee of the Rutland School District for twenty four years.  Since the fall of 2003, Anne has been in the Rutland High School Guidance Department as an administrative assistant. A local resident and graduate of RHS with the Class of 1976, Anne received an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Bay Path College, now University in 1978. After working in the banking and electric power industries for several years, Anne was a stay-at-home mom raising three children, all of whom are graduates of Rutland High School. Anne enjoys the daily interaction with students and outside of the daily work routine, Anne enjoys cooking, photography, gardening and traveling with her family and rooting on the Raiders! Anne can be reached by email at: anne.carpenter@rcpsvt.org.

Carolyn Babbitt is a 1988 graduate from St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont with a BS in Business Administration. After an 8 year career in Banking, she joined Rutland City Public Schools as the secretary to the Athletic Department, which gave her more time to spend with her sons both Rutland High School graduates. She became the Registrar of Rutland City Public Schools in January of 2014. She is a Rutland native, and resides in Rutland with her husband. Carolyn can be reached by email at: carolyn.babbitt@rcpsvt.org.