Asian Studies Outreach Program
Governor's Institute Staff Page
The GIAC Vermont and China programs are support by a staff of seven teachers from across the state of Vermont. Under the direction of Brian Nelligian, director of the Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures, these teachers meet throughout the year to prepare for the in-state and overseas programs.
Meet the Staff
- Brian Nelligan, Director of the Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures
Brian Nelligan has been the director of the Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures since 1996, directing over a dozen in-state and overseas programs, and overseeing over 300 Vermont high school students as they learn about and travel to China.
- Grady Long, GIAC associate director
Grady Long is a social studies teacher at Essex High School.
- Jocelyn Fletcher Scheuch, GIAC associate director
Jocelyn Fletcher Scheuch is an English teacher at Burlington High School.
- Maria Ung, GIAC Staff
Maria Ung is a chemistry teacher at Essex High School. Maria Ung recently was awarded the Milken Educator Award, part of a national program recognizing preeminent teachers.
- Tong Chen, GIAC Staff
Tong Chen is a middle and high school Chinese language teacher at Leland & Gray. Tong Chen was named 2011 Teacher of the Year in Vermont, the second GIAC instructor in five years to win Vermont's highest teaching honor.
- Craig Divis, GIAC staff
Craig Divis is the social studies teacher/Department Chair at Bellow Falls Union High School. Craig was named 2010 Teacher of the Year in Vermont.
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- Dusty Scheuch, GIAC Staff
Dusty Scheuch is the Physics, Forensic, and Engineering lab teacher at Colchester High School.
- Krista Huling, GIAC Staff
Krista Huling is a social studies teacher a South burlington- teaching 9th grade world history humaniites and US History.
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