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Meet our Leaders

Please see below to learn more about our leaders here at Rutland Town School. To contact our administrators, please call 802-775-0566.

If you would like to contact via email, please use the following naming convention: firstname.lastname@grcsu.org

Sarah Tetzlaff is the Principal of Rutland Town School, where she has served since 2012 (formerly  as the Assistant Principal and Co-Principal). As Principal of RTS, Sarah supervises and evaluates teachers and staff, serves as the building-based LEA, manages the school budget, and oversees curriculum instruction, and assessment.

Sarah grew up in Middlebury, VT, attending Middlebury Union High School, the Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center and the University of Vermont. After UVM, she worked in the corporate world in Boston, MA, before moving back to VT to teach Family and Consumer Sciences at Mt. Abraham Union Middle and High School and then later at Rutland High School and the Allen Street Campus (K-12). Sarah earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Castleton University and obtained her health and special education endorsements from the Vermont Higher Education Collaborative (VT-HEC).

Sarah lives in Orwell, VT, with her husband and two children. She is an avid horseback rider and enjoys many outdoor activities, gardening, and cooking. She has previously served as a member and clerk of the Orwell Village School Board and currently serves as a Board Member of VT-HEC.


Mike Lamarre is the Assistant Principal at Rutland Town School. He grew up in Pike, New Hampshire and earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and English (literature) from Keene State College in Keene, NH and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Castleton University. As the Assistant Principal, Mike oversees supervision and evaluation; hazing, harassment, and bullying (HHB) procedure;, discipline; multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS)/educational support team (EST); school-wide schedules (e.g. master schedule, early release); and transportation.

He joins RTS after having been a 5th grade classroom teacher at the Waits River Valley School in East Corinth, VT teaching both departmentalized and all subjects to admirable students. Mike also traveled to Pretoria, South Africa one summer on a mission trip for several weeks to teach English to high school students. Those students, both at WRVS and South Africa, their supportive families, and the remarkable staff Mike has worked with, including those that impacted him as a student, inspired him to pursue leadership to have as much positive influence as he can. Mike believes in leading and teaching with an equitable mindset, meaning that everyone has what they need in order to learn, our community is understanding of these needs, and our structure is based upon these principles. In this environment, every person gets to learn, grow, dream, and achieve success.

In addition to teaching, Mike enjoys spending time with family, especially his nieces Cecelia and Madelyn, and nephews Oliver and Levi. Mike likes to run, cycle, hike, read, and take road trips, often to locally-owned coffee shops. He enjoys traveling as well, and so far has been to Costa Rica, South Africa, and France, and hopes for many more destinations. Mike is thrilled to join the RTS family!