BURLINGTON-- Julie Cadwallader-Staub has been named the new Director of Development for the Burlington School District. She will begin her new position on April 9, according to School Superintendent Jeanne Collins, who recommended the appointment. Cadwallader-Staub is currently vice president of community grant making for the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) in Middlebury. Prior to that, she was the founding executive director of the Child Care Fund of Vermont, a component fund of VCF and initiated and directed the Vermont Campaign to End Childhood Hunger. Commenting on the appointment, Collins said that she brings extensive grant management and fund development expertise to the position, managing over 100 grants annually and collaborating with a multitude of funders. "We feel fortunate to have Ms. Cadwallader-Staub working on behalf of the district, where so much of what we do is grant funded. Her experience, knowledge and skills will help keep Burlington Schools ahead of the curve." Cadwallader-Staub said on acceptance of the position, It brings together my love for improving the lives of children with my years of experience in community building and fund development. The position was previously held by Betsy Liley, who has accepted a position as University Foundation Relations Director for Purdue University, her alma mater. Julie Cadwallader-Staub is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Ph.D in social policy from Bryn Mawr. She lives in South Burlington and has three college-age children.