Central Office Administrators
William Olsen - Superintendent of Schools
Patricia Aigner - District Technology Director
Patricia serves as Director of Instructional Technology for the district. Patricia’s experience includes teaching at the middle school level, serving as technology coordinator and finally technology director in Middlebury and now Rutland. Patricia has a B.A. in Economics from SUNYA, a M.Ed. in Middle Education and a M.Ed. in School Administration from James Madison University. She is licensed as a teacher, principal and superintendent. She loves innovating in the Maker and STEM spaces in our schools.
Rob Bliss - Assistant Superintendent
Rob Bliss served Rutland City Public Schools as the Principal of the Northwest Primary School and the Pierpoint Primary Learning Center from 2000 – 2007. Rob received his BS degree in Physical Education from Keene State College in New Hampshire in 1986 and an MA degree in Educational Leadership from Castleton State College in 1997. Rob taught Physical Education at Proctor Elementary School and served as Assistant Principal of the Rutland Town Elementary School. Rob has been an avid soccer coach for years and still makes coaching developmental athletes an important part of his life.
At the Vermont level Rob served on the Executive Council of the Vermont Principals’ Association from 2001-2007. He is currently a member of the Vermont Superintendents’ Association Standards, Assessment and Instruction Committee. Rob is also a member of the New England Common Assessment Program Technical Advisory Committee.
Ted Plemenos - CFO
Ted serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Business Office Manager for the District. His experience includes more than thirty years as a financial executive for a Fortune 500 energy company, as a division director of finance and administration for a top 20 university, as a consultant, and as an adjunct professor of Business Analytics. Ted earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs, a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting, and has completed executive education in Global Leadership.
Pam Reed - Director of Equity and Inclusion
Pamela Reed is a Rutland, Vermont native. She received a Bachelor’s degree from College of Saint Joseph and a Master’s in Education from Castleton University. During her years of teaching, she was a special educator and classroom teacher at Shrewsbury Mountain School and Rutland’s Northwest Primary School. While serving as the Director of Student Services for Rutland Central Supervisory Union, she was recognized as the Special Education Administrator of the Year, an award presented by the Vermont Council of Special Education Administrators. In addition to serving as a mentor for aspiring educational leaders and offering coursework focused on special education law, Pam completed the Vermont School Leadership Project offered by the Snelling Center for Government. In 2010 she joined Rutland High School as an Associate Principal. Pam serves on the New England Association of Schools and Colleges commission. Her educational philosophy, passion and commitment to meeting the needs of all students led her to the position of Rutland City Public School’s Director of Equity and Inclusion in 2019.
Marie K. Gilmond, Executive Director, Tapestry & EPIC Afterschool and Summer Programs
Marie joined Rutland City Public Schools in July 2020. Having worked in many fields, including civil litigation, low income housing, tourism, community development, health care and human services, and early education, she brings experience navigating the needs and expectations of internal and external stakeholders, to enhance quality and improve outcomes. She completed her bachelor's degree at Arizona State University, and obtained her Master of Science in Administration from St. Michael's College. Marie has extensive grant writing and program management experience, including marketing and communication, systems and strategic thinking, fiscal management, and community collaboration. She regularly serves on committees and boards of not-for-profit organizations in Rutland County, and at the state level.e is licensed as a teacher, principal and superintendent. She loves innovating in the Maker and STEM spaces in our schools.