Principal – Deb Hathaway

Mrs. Deb Hathaway is the Principal of Rutland Middle School. Ms. Hathaway began her teaching career at Rutland High School as a science teacher with a focus in chemistry. Ms. Hathaway completed B.S at Wheaton College.  She worked in business prior to completing a M.A. in Secondary Education from Castleton University.  After several years of teaching Ms. Hathaway attended the Woodruff Institute at Castleton University earning a M.A. in Educational Leadership. She is now completing postgraduate work in Educational Leadership at Northcentral University.  Most recently Ms. Hathaway served at the Executive Director of Tapestry/EPIC programs.  When not at school Ms. Hathaway enjoys time on her mini-farm with her family.


Assistant Principal – Sharon Napolitano

Mrs. Napolitano has worked for Rutland City Public Schools for five years, starting as the Coordinator of Support Services, Birth through Grade Two and now as the Assistant Principal of Rutland Middle School.  Mrs. Napolitano began teaching in Palmer, Alaska after earning a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education and an Endorsement in Special Education.  She continued her teaching career in Towanda, Pennsylvania as a Special Education teacher for grades 4 through 12.  During that time, Mrs. Napolitano earned a Masters of Education in Elementary Education with a focus as a Reading Specialist at Mansfield University, an Endorsement as Special Education Director from Penn State University and a certification in Middle-level English.  Mrs. Napolitano continued with her professional development after moving to Vermont earning Director of Support Services and Principal certifications.  Mrs. Napolitano returns from a one-year leave with new skills in building renovations and landscaping!​