Department of Education & Visitor Engagement

VISITOR ENGAGEMENT AT MONTPELIER

The Visitor Experience
Resources For Educators
Interpretive Initiatives
Evolving Projects

Montpelier’s Department of Education and Visitor Engagement gives voice to  the past and the present, interpreting the research and scholarship of our colleagues to make history come alive for visitors.

The goal is to make Montpelier a transformative, inclusive, immersive, and numinous place where diverse visitors cultivate a deeper understanding of the history and relevance of the U.S. Constitution and the arc of citizenship through conversations and constructive thinking about the individual and shared experiences of James Madison and the Montpelier community.

Educational and Interpretive Initiatives

The Department of Education and Visitor Experience is involved in a number of projects to bring the stories of the people who lived and worked at Montpelier to life for visitors. Take a look at the various projects that the department is undertaking!

National Summit on Teaching Slavery

National Summit on Teaching Slavery

Digging Deeper Blog: Telling The Stories

Go behind the scenes with our interpretive staff to learn about the ins-and-outs of Montpelier, stories of the people who lived here, and a glimpse into how our education team tells the stories you hear at Montpelier.

Take A Tour!

Acquire your ticket to attend a special tour of James Madison's home!

The Team

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Christian Cotz

Director of Education and Visitor Engagement
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Kyle Stetz

Manager of Student and Family Programs
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Marsha Nitzburg

Manager of House Operations
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Haley Backlund

Manager of Visitor Services
Lucas Allamon2 - Interpreter II

Lucas Allamon

House Supervisor
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Laura Maddox

House Supervisor
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Melissa Kerr

Education Dept Coordinator
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April Bertaux

House Team Leader
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Darlene Crawford

House Team Leader
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Russell Halley

House Team Leader
Emilia Stanfill

Emilia Stanfill

House Team Leader
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Alice Wagner

House Team Leader
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Bryan Conner

Visitor Services Supervisor
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Mandi Dean

Visitor Services Supervisor
Rebecca Justin2

Becca Justin

Visitor Services Supervisor
BenBates
Ben Bates
Interpreter
Patricia Beeks
Patricia Beeks
Visitor Services Associate
Dean Bragg
Dean Bragg
Visitor Services Associate
Lorin Brungard-Interpreter I
Lorin Brungard
Interpreter
Patrick Campbell-Interpreter I
Patrick Campbell
Interpreter
Blake Caravati
Blake Caravati
Interpreter
BobCarr
Bob Carr
Interpreter
Dale Cook- Interpreter I
Dale Cook
Interpreter
MichaelDickens
Michael Dickens
Interpreter
PatDietch
Pat Dietch
Interpreter
Carol Diggs- Interprete I
Carol Diggs
Interpreter
RickEisenstaedt
Rick Eisenstaedt
Interpreter
Richard Ferguson-Interpreter I
Richard Ferguson
Interpreter
HughGildea
Hugh Gildea
Interpreter
Zeb Gray- Interpreter I
Zeb Gray
Interpreter
DianneHaberland
Dianne Haberland
Interpreter
SarahLee
Sarah Lee Hall
Interpreter
Kemp Hill- Interpreter I
Kemp Hill
Interpreter
Ruth Iwano-Interpreter I
Ruth Iwano
Interpreter
BudJeansonne
Bud Jeansonne
Interpreter
BobJones
Bob Jones
Interpreter
Jessie-Kanurin
Jesse Kanurin
Interpreter
Alyson Lee - Interpreter I
Alyson Lee
Interpreter
Joyce LoFiego - Interpreter I
Joyce LoFiego
Interpreter
Brian Marcus - Interpreter I
Brian Marcus
Interpreter
TomMatthes
Tom Mathes
Interpreter
William T. Miller - Interpreter I (1)
William Miller
Interpreter
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Joann Powell
Interpreter
Jeanne Robinson- Interpreter I
Jeanne Robinson
Interpreter
SarahRogers
Sarah Rogers
Interpreter
Ross Sargent - Interpreter I
Ross Sargent
Interpreter
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith
Interpreter
SandraSmith
Sandra Smith
Interpreter
Deborah Samley - Interpreter I
Deborah Samley
Interpreter
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Barbara Wimble
Interpreter
Charles Young
Charles Young
Interpreter