Janet Cash: Principal
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Janet Cash began her role as the First Branch Unified District principal in July of 2022 and is grateful for all the community support during the spring transition. Janet, her partner, daughter, and two dogs recently moved from Northern New Jersey and are enjoying transitioning to a new state, new towns, and new everything. When Janet is not preparing for the upcoming year at First Branch Schools, she and her family enjoy swimming, skiing, hiking, and the arts. You can reach Janet at jcash@wrvsu.org.

Kate Liptak: Associate Principal
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Kate started the role of Associate Principal in July of 2022.   Kate has previously worked as a music educator, teaching students from Kindergarten through graduation in the towns of South Royalton, Berlin and Montpelier.  As a native Vermonter with ties to the Upper Valley, she is very delighted to be a part of the First Branch team and is excited about the year ahead.  Outside of school you can find Kate spending time with her husband and three children (Logan, Owen, and Brennan), driving four wheelers, gardening, baking and drinking coffee. You can reach Kate at kliptak@wrvsu.org.