Director of Educational Programs

Charlie Harcourt graduated from Green Mountain College with a History/Secondary Education major and Environmental Education minor. As an undergraduate, Charlie focused his History Seminar paper on the doctrine of William Miller and completed an extensive service project cataloging and mapping small graveyards and family cemeteries in Poultney.

Charlie brings years of experience in teaching, both in the field and classrooms. He is the founder of Vermont Field Classroom. In his career as a public school teacher, he taught Modern U.S. History at Poultney High School, completed two years of service with Teach For America teaching Social Studies in the Mississippi Delta, and taught 6-8th grade Social Studies at Hartford Memorial Middle School in White River Junction.

Outside of the classroom, Charlie has been involved in several local committees and organizations dedicated to the history and environmental education. He is currently the Vice President of the Poultney Historical Society Board of Trustees, where he serves as the Social Media Chair and is on the East Poultney Day planning committee.

Charlie is currently finishing his thesis research for a Master of Arts Degree in Education through Prescott College’s limited residency program.

If your school or association wish to have a Clarendon History field class, would like assistance with content/curriculum development, or have any other questions concerning teaching local history, pleaseĀ contact us.

Field Classroom


  • History of Clarendon Churches and their Unique Construction
  • History of Clarendon Springs Spa and Initial Settlers
  • History of Judge Theophilus Harrington and his National Impact
  • History of Clarendon Barns
  • Importance of Historic Preservation in Vermont Towns