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Dr. Joan Paustian

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Superintendent of Schools

Phone: (802) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.org
Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union
168 York St
Poultney, Vermont 05764
United States


Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Doctor of Education degree , Educational Leadership and Policy Development
    University of Vermont
  • Educational Administration
    Castleton State College
  • Master of Science Degree , physical education
    Springfield College
  • Bachelor of Science Degree , physical education and health
    University of New Hampshire
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rswsu, 23 Sept 2011 [cached]
Joan Paustian
Dr. Joan Paustian is the superintendent of schools for the Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union serving the communities of Ira, Middletown Springs, Poultney, Tinmouth, and Wells. From July 2007 to June 2009, Joan served as the superintendent of schools for Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union also in Vermont.
During all of these periods, Joan was an educational leader who led standards based curriculum development and analyzed assessment for learning to ensure that student learning was maximized.
Joan first began teaching physical education in 1971 in suburban Massachusetts where she taught junior high one year and coached and taught at the high school level for many years. She then taught physical education and was the Athletic Director for 9 years in a kindergarten through eighth grade Vermont School. Joan was named Vermont's Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year 1988.
In May 2004, Joan earned her Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Development from the University of Vermont. She received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in 1989 from Castleton State College in Educational Administration. In 1972, Joan was awarded a Master of Science Degree in physical education and as an athletic director from Springfield College and got her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of New Hampshire in physical education and health in 1970.
Advancing educational achievement for all students has been the concentration of Joan's committee work. For seven years, she served on the Executive Board for the Vermont Principals' Association. In addition, she collaborated in Vermont state initiatives such as on the Department of Education Committee for Assessment and Accountability, the Vermont Task Force for School Quality Standards, the Education Commissioner's Team on Restructuring Professional Development, and the University of Vermont's Educator Network. Joan also chaired and was a member of Public School Approval Teams and also evaluated the Teacher Preparation Programs for Norwich University and Vermont College.
Chester-Andover Elementary School, 1 Sept 2008 [cached]
Joan said she will be working on policies over the summer and would like to meet with the policy committee.She will be looking at all policies across the supervisory union.She would like to meet with one school board member from each school to review the policies.Discussion ensued.Chester preschool has been awarded accreditation by the National Association of Education for Young Children for the next five years.
Joan said there will be some deficits for the FY'08 year. There was a projected $10,000.00 IDEA-B grant revenue that will not be received by CAES for FY'09.Discussion ensued.Joan said she sent out an energy plan from the Vermont Superintendent's Association to all of the principals.The same Medicaid funds will be received this year.
Joan asked the board for authorization to hire Elizabeth Latino for the Special Education Teacher position and Lea Pettis as the long term sub for Special Education.
Board Present: - Ginger Roper - Chair, Amanda Bourque, Jeff Hance, Betsy Hart, Libby JohnsonAdministration Present: Joan Paustian - Superintendent, Penny Kraft - Principal
Superintendent -K-2 Writing Curriculum - Joan shared the K-2 Writing Curriculum with the board.
NECAP Results - Joan passed out copies and said Linda Waite will come and report on the NECAP results to the board.
Joan reported that they have been looking at assessment to see how we use assessment and student standards.
Joan talked about the different tests given throughout the school year and the time each test takes.More discussion of testing ensued.
Untitled Document, 1 July 2000 [cached]
Joan Paustian , Associate PrincipalMary Hogan School201 Mary Hogan DriveMiddlebury , VT 05753School # : 388-4421Fax # : 388-0024E-Mail : mailto :
Joan Paustian - Pownal ..., 11 Mar 2007 [cached]
Joan Paustian - Pownal Elementary School
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Paustian is the former principal of Pownal Elementary School.
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