Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
is the Peter L. and Patricia O. Frechette Director of Teacher Professional Development. She develops, reviews, and evaluates on- and off-site Teacher Development programs and has collaborated with more than 120 school districts to develop programming and grant proposals for private and governmental funding. Since 1990, she has implemented the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute which as of 2017 has welcomed more than 9,300 participants. She has presented at the National Council for Social Studies Conference, state affiliate organizations, and Teaching American History Conferences.
is the Operations Manager. She is responsible for the integration of technology and media into on- and off-site professional development programming. She also develops middle-school programming, two-day workshops, and day-to-day operations of the Teacher Institute and Teaching American History Workshops.
Henry (Andy) Engel
is the Coordinator-Trainer. He organizes Teacher Institute weeks and on- and off-site workshops throughout the year. In his previous position in Colonial Williamsburg’s Group Interpretations, Andy developed and facilitated both customized educational group visits and staff training.
Dr. William (Bill) Fetsko
is an instructional and curriculum specialist who assists with conferences, development and editing of resources, and teacher professional development programming. He spent 35 years in public education as a high school history teacher, district social studies supervisor, and curriculum coordinator before serving the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation since 1997 as a consultant and volunteer.
is the Administrative Coordinator. He is responsible for the support and development of programming for Teacher Institute and the various off-site workshops done outside of Colonial Williamsburg.
is the Registration Coordinator. She manages the database for registration and assists with creating the Institute programs and on- and off-site workshops in the registration system. Valerie has worked with the Foundation in different areas for more than two decades.