Staff goodbyes: Donald Tinney

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Haley Marie Seymour

Mercury Staff

How long have you worked at BFA?

16 years.

Can you briefly list your teaching duties, and other activities you have been a part of?

Teacher of English, mainly American Literature, Lifetime English and Public Speaking. For the last three years, I have served on the board of directors of the National Education Association, the largest labor union in the nation, and have made several trips to Washington, D.C. to lobby on behalf of Vermont students.

What do you like best about BFA?

Students and colleagues.

Can you share a memory of your time at BFA?

My favorite memories are laughing and learning with my students in A208.

What would you like to leave behind?

I think I’ll be leaving behind loads of unanswered emails.

Where are you going next and what are your plans there?

On July 1st, I will begin working as the president of Vermont NEA, continuing to be an advocate for great public schools in Vermont.