Brad Luck, Director, EJRP (DC Chaperone 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
Brad is the Director at EJRP, the A-Team boys basketball coach at ADL, and the EHS boys rugby coach. He first visited Washington D.C. while in 8th grade at ADL and has been many times since, including once testifying before the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Brad enjoys playing basketball, walking his dog Maple, and spending time with his family. He is looking forward to helping students have a positive, educational, and memorable experience on this trip.
Kirsten Santor, Program Director, EJRP (DC Chaperone & trip coordinator 2017, 2018, 2019)
Kirsten is the Program Director at EJRP and has a background in recreation with an emphasis in outdoor recreation. Over the past few years she has planned, organized, and led college students on educational trips to the U.S. Virgin Islands, New York City, Scotland, California, Nevada, and Hawaii. In her spare time she likes to be active outdoors with her husband and dog. She’s excited to visit DC and share in this terrific venture with the students.
Maureen Gillard, School Age Childcare Director, EJRP (DC Chaperone 2017, 2018, 2019)
Maureen grew up in Colchester, VT, and began working as a camp counselor in 2002 at the age of sixteen. She has spent every consecutive summer since working in recreation in some form - from the shores of Lake Champlain to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. She also spent seven years working in public education as a paraeducator in Special Ed. which made her even more passionate about working with young people of all ages and abilities. Maureen believes strongly that opportunities available to young people outside of school, namely quality after-school and summer programming, can have a vastly positive impact on the ways in which children grow, and learn, and navigate the world around them.
Alyssa Callan, School Age Childcare Director, EJRP (DC Chaperone 2019)
Alyssa is currently the School Age Childcare Director- Administration but has worked at EJRP in many roles since 2010 when she started as a Village Kids Counselor. Since then she has worked at Camp Maple Street and EJRP Preschool and has directed Camp REACH and the Maple Street Park Village Kids Program. She absolutely loves the community of Essex Junction and has enjoyed watching the kids grow up over the years. She has never been to D.C. and is excited to share the experience with the ADL 8th graders (and hopefully with a few former Village Kids).
Pat Ivory, Program Director, EJRP (DC Chaperone 2019)