I have 26 years of experience in nursing education, and have been a faculty member at Vermont Tech since 1994. I received a BSN from the University of Vermont in 1983, and a MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2001. I previously worked in the nursing education department at Central Vermont Medical Center, and prior to that worked as a staff nurse and charge nurse on a medical surgical unit at that same facility. I am a member of the Vermont State Nurses Association, as well as the American Nurses Association. In 2007, I was appointed by the Governor to the Vermont Board of Nursing where I currently serve as Board Secretary and Co-chair of the education committee. I also serve on the NCLEX committee for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. A native Vermonter, I am the mother of 3 grown sons and live with my husband and dog and cat.
Nursing is one of the most rewarding, eye opening and life changing careers you could choose to enter into. I love helping students make their dreams of becoming a nurse a reality. Working in the PN program I am able to see the drastic transition from nervous new student to graduate nurse. This is my 4th year teaching at the practical nursing level and started with VTC in the winter of 2018. My background includes Medical Surgical nursing, short term rehabilitation, geriatrics and a strong passion for maternity nursing. I have a previous BA in psychology and minor in biology. I received my Masters in Nursing Education in 2016. My family and I relocated to Vermont from Massachusetts 5 years ago and I currently spend any free time with my two daughters, my husband and our two labs.
Growing up in Indianapolis, Faye attended Indiana University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, continued on to complete a Certificate in Respiratory Therapy at Northwestern Medical School and then a Masters of Education at Trinity College. She has worked for the University of Virginia Hospital as a Respiratory Therapist and Piedmont Virginia Community College as a Clinical Coordinator. She spent time with the Medical College of Virginia Hospital as an Education Coordinator, Fletcher Allen Health Care as a Respiratory Therapist and Champlain College as the Program Director for the Respiratory Therapy program before coming to Vermont Tech in 2004.
Faye is affiliated with the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the Vermont/New Hampshire Society for Respiratory Care (VT/NHSRC). Faye has served as Secretary and Delegate for the VT/NHSRC and currently is the Vermont representative for the AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team. Since 1986, Faye has been a Registered Respiratory Therapist and is currently licensed in the state of Vermont as a Respiratory Care Practitioner.
Faye finds the dynamic field of respiratory care with its combination of high technology and direct patient care to be very rewarding. As an educator, Faye enjoys most being able to help students understand the concepts behind the delivery of respiratory care.
I came to Vermont Tech in 1989 after being a high school teacher for 15 years. From my first day of Grade 1, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I love interacting with students and watching them grow personally and professionally. My college degree is in English Education, thus, most of the classes I teach focus on written and interpersonal communication. I am especially fascinated with the impact digital media has had on business communication and marketing. I teach at the Randolph Center campus and at the Williston campus, and this gives me the opportunity to work with all of Vermont Tech’s Business students.
I am a seventh generation Vermonter, but I spent five years in Atlanta, Georgia, where I worked in marketing and sales training. I have published several business textbooks for the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company. One of my passions as a high school teacher was working with Future Business Leaders of America, a student leadership organization. I served as the Vermont state advisor for six years, and I was on the FBLA National Board of Directors for two years. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to travel across the United States as an education and industry trainer.
One of my personal passions is helping to home school my 12-year-old granddaughter. I am an enthusiastic participant in social media, and I enjoy keeping in touch with Business graduates to follow their personal and professional successes. I love to spend time with friends and discover new destinations… new restaurants… and new wines. I was honored and humbled to receive the Harry G. Wirtz Master Teacher Award and the W. Robert Wonkka Advising Award at Vermont Tech. Every fall I look forward to meeting new students and welcoming returning students and helping them to experience their potential.