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Sharon Manning - Executive Director

I have worked at Magic Mountain for 12 years.  I was hired as the Toddler Teacher and have been the Preschool Teacher, Program Manager and most recently the Executive Director.  Before working at Magic Mountain I had a registered family home care for 10 years.

I have been married for over 30 years and have three grown sons, a teenage foster daughter and a grandson.  I am a long time South Royalton resident and enjoy working in my home town.



My name is Gabrielle Pozzani and I have been an early educator for 25+ years. Born and raised as a 10th generation Vermonter in the Tunbridge/South Royalton area I graduated from UVM in 1998 with a B.S. in Early Childhood Development/Education leaving Vermont to teach in the Boston area, and eventually influencing programs in MA, WI, NH, ID and VT. During that time I have served over 400 children in a variety of ways including family support/educator for Head Start, early interventionist working closely with children on the spectrum, program director, education chair for NIAEYC chapter, and leader of reflective teaching group in Idaho. However, a majority of my experience has been as a classroom teacher for children ranging from birth through five years old. I am passionate about the Reggio Emilia approach and embrace the challenge of implementing a most brilliant Italian philosophy in any program I am part of. Although I am energized by using my skills in a variety of ways to positively impact the field of education my heart will always be its happiest wrapped in a group of children who are part of a classroom community. My husband giggles because every June I say to him “This is the best group of kids I have ever worked with and I don’t think it will ever be topped”…. But it is, every year, by every new group of kids. Kids are the coolest!!!


I have lived in the South Royalton area all of my life. I am married with six children and 23 grandchildren.  I began working at Magic Mountain in 2006 as a substitute teacher.  I worked in the toddler room with Sharon for many years as an assistant teacher.  I am now the Pre-School assistant teacher. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.


I have lived in South Royalton all of my life. I graduated from South Royalton High School in 2003. I have worked at Magic Mountain on and off since 2014. I have a long term boyfriend and three sons. My children and I enjoy horses and own four. We participate in 4H where I am a leader. Every year we show at the local fairs.


I have been working at Magic Mountain for 12 years.  I started out as the preschool assistant and when the infant room opened in 2008 I became the head teacher for that room. 

I attended CCV in 2016 where I received credits towards an associates degree in Early Childhood Education.

I come from a large family with six siblings and now twenty nieces and nephews.  I have been married for 15 years and have two children.  I live in Royalton.  My family enjoys many outdoor activities skiing, boating, jeeping and camping.

  802-763-7908                     physical: 114 N. Windsor Street, South Royalton, VT. 05068                   mail:  P.O. Box 314 South Royalton, VT. 05068