About the Agency

As an Agency, we are committed to improving the learning of every student in the state. We work to achieve that goal within federal policy and intensifying public focus on cost effectiveness and accountability. We also work in a state with a demonstrated commitment to quality and equity in education and a legacy of public engagement. We can be proud of our innovations, from our portfolios to our personalized learning plans, from our farm to school initiatives to our college access opportunities. Vermont has often led the way.

Mission & Vision


The State Board of Education and Agency of Education provide leadership, support, and oversight to ensure that the Vermont public education system enables all students to be successful.


Every learner completes his or her public education with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college, continuing education, careers, and citizenship. The public education system provides flexible learning environments rich with 21st century tools that promote self-development, academic achievement, and active engagement in learning. It operates within a framework of high expectations for every learner with support from educators, families and the community.

Strategic Plan

Vermont State Board of Education & Agency of Education Strategic Plan for 2010-2014
Pursuant to Section 180 of Title 16 which requires the State Board of Education to "adopt through a public process a statewide strategic education plan to describe how the Agency will help schools boards to improve student performance" and that it be reviewed and updated every five years, the Board voted to approve the Strategic Plan at its meeting on August 17, 2010. The plan has been renewed to:

  1. Reflect current practice and views
  2. Assure that all students graduate from high school having achieved proficiency in reading, math, science, writing, and 21st Century skill development and are prepared to enter college or training in a career of their choosing, and
  3. Integrate the tenets of transformation. The Agency will now move ahead with the development of its implementation plan.

Agency of Education's Budget Recommendations and Annual Report

Produced annually, the Agency of Education's Budget Recommendations and Annual Report provides an overview of the Agency of Education's programs and teams along with an overview of the proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Contact Us

General Phone Numbers
This link provides phone numbers for programs and services in the Agency of Education listed alphabetically by topic area (e.g., GED, licensing, special education technical assistance, etc.).

Staff Directory
Use this link to view the current list of staff members, including e-mail address links (underlined names), phone numbers (with voice mail messaging), and team affiliation.

Organization Chart

Directions/Hours of Operation
For information about our location, office hours and mailing address.


Maureen Gaidys at maureen.gaidys@vermont.gov or (802) 479-1060

Page Last Updated on May 11, 2016