Nicholas Chmura, Site Director
Where did you grow up? Western Massachusetts
Favorite part of afterschool or working with children/youth: Seeing students learn and experience new things and the joy that it brings them.
Hobbies/what do you like to do outside of work: Hiking, biking, camping, snowboarding, photography and gardening.
Professional experience and education: B.S. in Natural Resource Conservation from UMASS Amherst. Three-time AmeriCorps Alum, over five years of professional experience as an educator.
Where did you grow up? Springfield, Vermont
Favorite part of afterschool or working with children/youth: My favorite part of working with kids is their ability to embrace every aspect of themselves and their unique perspectives. I think those qualities are really special, and it’s awesome to be able to experience them every day.
Hobbies/what do you like to do outside of work: When I’m not working, most of my time is spent with my friends or my cat, Butters. During the summer, I love to be outside and I’ve recently become interested in kayaking. I ski in the winter and I love to dance as well. My goal for this year is to learn to knit!
Professional experience and education: I graduated from UVM in 2014 with a BS in Animal Science. This past year, I completed the Teacher Apprenticeship Program at Champlain College. Once my portfolio is complete, I will have a teaching license in middle level English and science. Prior to my work at Champlain College, I completed two years of AmeriCorps service here in Vermont.