Slate Valley lies between Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks. This scenic part of Vermont boasts many ponds, streams, and lakes, including Lake Bomoseen, the largest lake entirely within Vermont . Our School District serves the small, rural towns of Benson, Castleton, Fair Haven, Hubbardton, Orwell and West Haven. Currently we have openings in various positions throughout our school system. If you are looking for an inspiring, challenging career in education, consider applying to one of our opportunities. Click the button below.

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Glimpse of Slate Valley

Some Current Job Opportunities

Slate Valley Unified Union School District is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Why Work for Slate Valley?

  • Competitive starting salary

  • Excellent health insurance and benefits package

  • Ongoing mentorship and support for new teachers

  • 1:1 Technology K-12

  • Ongoing professional development and collaboration

  • Small class sizes

  • Vermont consistently ranking among the top states for quality of life

  • Belonging to a close-knit community

  • Variety of year round outdoor recreational activities, such as downhill and cross country skiing, golf, hiking, fishing, boating

  • Best of both worlds, Slate Valley has rural charm, but is located within driving distance of major cities such as Boston, Albany, New York City, and Montreal.

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We are dedicated to the academic excellence of every student by empowering them with the means for the successful completion of standards, and by challenging them to be productive members of our global society. We are committed to a comprehensive system of support to ensure each student has the opportunity to develop the skills and talents necessary for college and career readiness.


All students are engaged in academically-rigorous, real, hands-on, individualized learning that is supported or accelerated to ensure that they meet or exceed standards.

We Believe

In providing for the holistic education of every child so that they feel connected, safe, and respected in order to ensure student achievement.

In providing a challenging and engaging atmosphere in which all members of the school community can learn and grow.

In providing opportunities for inquiry, research, global collaboration, and communication through hands-on learning.

In providing varied, rich, and personalized opportunities for learning.

In providing experiences to develop critical thinking skills that allow students to become engaged participants in their school communities and beyond.

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Mrs. McCrea

“I would never work anywhere else!  The collaboration and teamwork between staff and administration is wonderful.  We are there for each other just like a family.”

Teann McCrea
Grade K/1 Teacher
23 Years at Slate Valley Unified Union

Mr. Kelson

"The smaller size of Slate Valley has allowed me to make life long, meaningful connections & relationships with students, staff, and the community as a whole!”

Trevor Kelson
Physical Education Teacher
12 Years at Slate Valley Unified Union

Ms. Ramey

“Benefits of working in Slate Valley:
We work in a 6-town community that cares about its young, school-aged members. People step up, and show up, to help families who have suffered a tragic incident, help individuals fund once-in-a-lifetime trips, support classes or other groups fundraising for special opportunities, and cheer on individual or team successes.”

Karla Ramey
High School Counselor
18 Years at Slate Valley Unified Union

Ms. Pelkey

I so enjoy working at Slate Valley Unified Union School District.  I have been the Payroll Specialist here for 41 years.  I enjoy my job very much and value the people I work with tremendously.  I consider the Superintendent's Office and Business Office as my family.  All of my co-workers in both offices have been there for me through good times and sad times.  It is such a friendly and happy environment to work in.  Slate Valley to me is the best place to work."

Ann Pelkey
Payroll Specialist
41 Years at Slate Valley Unified Union

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