Residential Staff

David Chodakewitz - Residential Educator - Came to Rock Point in 2017

Since graduating from college in 2015, David has worked with young people in a wide range of settings, at both outdoor and indoor education organizations throughout New England. When he is not working, he likes to spend his time biking, hiking, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and cooking. David is looking forward to building relationships with and being a source of support for Rock Point students over the course of the year. 

B.A. Brown University

Kelsey Guarino

Kelsey Guarino – Residential Eductor – Came to Rock Point School in 2013

Kelsey was an intern at Rock Point as part of her work as an undergraduate at UVM. She quickly decided she’d like to make it a more full time gig, and became a fully fledged dorm staff during summer session 2014. Kelsey studied health and movement science at UVM and is really excited to bring her passion for wellness to Rock Point. She loves playing rugby, biking, and hanging out with her sweet dog Andie.

BS from University of Vermont


Mariah Kelley - Residential Educator - Came to Rock Point School in 2016

Mariah was an intern at Rock Point School in her senior year at Saint Michael's. While at Saint Michael's, Mariah was also inducted into Psi Chi, the psychology national honors society, for her great work in the psychology department. After graduating, Mariah joined our team officially and moved in to the dorm! Mariah is looking forward to sharing her love of making art and going on hiking adventures with students.

B.A. Psychology, Saint Michael's College


Collin O'Leary - Residential Educator - Came to Rock Point in 2003

Collin graduated from Johnson State College and started working at Rock Point the following year.  He enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, skiing, and any other activity that gets him outside.  Besides working in the dorm, he is also responsible for offering community service projects to the students and works with outside groups from the community who come to RPS for days of service work.  Collin resides in North End of Burlington with his wife, daughter, two border collies, and some chickens.  

B.A. Johnson State College

Lydia Residential Educator

Lydia Schuldt - Residential Educator - Came to Rock Point in 2017

Lydia’s career path in Youth Development and Outdoor Education has brought her from working in Wilderness Therapy to, most recently, leading a travel and service program for teenagers in Vietnam. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 2014, Lydia has lived in Oregon and Utah and is excited to be back on the east coast, calling Vermont home. When she is not working you can find her outside biking around town or in the mountains skiing. Lydia is looking forward to building relationships with the students at Rock Point School and taking the students on trips during the weekend. 

B.A. University of Connecticut