Meet the Team

Sylvia Dodge
Career and Technical Education Guidance Counselor
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Sylvia Dodge graduated cum laude in 1983 from St. Michael’s College with Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and American Studies, and a minor in Fine Art. She went on in 1985 to earn Vermont teacher licensure from Lyndon State College in secondary English, social studies, and art.

Instead of pursuing a career in education, she first was employed as a reporter at a weekly newspaper called the Journal Opinion, and worked her way up to the position of managing editor. She went on to a stint as city editor for The Caledonian-Record daily newspaper. Before earning her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Johnson State College, she also worked part-time as executive director of the Passumpsic Valley Land Trust. She earned Vermont teacher licensure as a guidance counselor in 1992.

That same year, Sylvia began working as a guidance counselor at Craftsbury Academy. She began working part-time as Director of Career and College Counseling at Lyndon Institute (LI) in 1993 and took on the job full-time the next year. While at LI she has been very active with the Champlain Young Writers Conference and with the LI outing/science club. She is a teacher/mentor with the Vermont EPSCor Streams Project held each summer at the University of Vermont. She has been honored as a Margaret Addis Scholar by the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors (NEACAC).

She loves the outdoors: kayaking, skiing, hiking, golfing, and gardening. She has put that love to use in various ways – volunteering from 1993-95 as secretary of the Caledonia County Maple Association, for several years as a United States Ski Association (USSA) race secretary, and for the horticultural program each autumn at the Caledonia County Fair.

Lisa Manter 
International Guidance Counselor
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Lisa joined Lyndon Institute in the fall of 2016 as an international college and career counselor. She holds a BS in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training from Lyndon State College (LSC). While attending LSC, she was selected as a member of the Arthur B. Elliott Honor Society and was inducted into the LSC Athletic Hall of Fame for both cross country and basketball.  Lisa is a member of the NEACAC, the NACAC, and the College Board. Prior to joining Lyndon Institute, she worked as a school counselor at John Bapst Memorial High School in Bangor, ME, a guidance counselor at Maine Central Institute, and assistant director of admissions and admissions counselor at Lyndon State College. She enjoys walking, jogging, light hiking, biking, kayaking, weight training, and golf. Lisa resides in Bethlehem, New Hampshire with her husband Brian. They have four grown children, Zach, Alley, Matt, and Brandon. Lisa states, “I strive to be a better person each day than I was the day before”.