Lauren Bruneau joined Champlain College in the Fall of 2012 as a part-time Academic Coach and was hired as a full-time staff member and manager in March of 2013. She worked as an Instructor for the Stern Center in Williston, Vermont for four years prior to being hired by Champlain College and through her work at the Stern Center, was a privately contracted Academic Coach by many Champlain College Students. As a Stern Center Instructor, she supported high school student in Executive Function, tutored students in French & Spanish, and was certified as a Wilson Language Level 1 Instructor to support dyslexic students and struggling readers. Lauren has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Vermont with a double major in European Studies and French with minors in English and Social Studies. She received a post-baccalaureate teacher certification also from UVM and taught public high school and middle school French, English, and Social Studies for 14 years before moving into higher education. She earned a Masters degree from Middlebury College and has a great deal of international study abroad experience. She has served on numerous local and state committees to advocate for students of all ages and is passionate about coaching to help students make the most of their education and be the best they can be . Lauren is a busy mother of three children, ages 5, 7, & 9 and active in her community.
Margaret Overman brings a unique and diverse set of skills, training, and experience to the academic coaching office, with a goal of supporting the academic success of all students. Doctorally trained in the hearing sciences, her professional journey has led to appointments at three different higher ed institutions in research, clinical, supervisory, and direct support roles. She is passionate about utilizing her experience with evidence-based practices and interdisciplinary collaboration to envision, create, and implement new opportunities for students to make transformations in college, especially in the area of mindfulness.