While The Cotillion Group was led by its founder, Tammy Hutchinson, for thirty years, our Director, Valerie Macdonald has been on our teaching staff for eight years. She supervises our staff of six teachers as well as our artist, Kirsten Neufeld, and web designer, Kris Hutchinson. Our classes each have a Lead Teacher and one or two staff members who have all been with the program for many years. These teachers support each other during the course of the classes, interact, and present the materials in our teaching manual in the most effective and fun way possible. Our Graduate Assistants' program has been a very popular aspect of each class as previous students who are now juniors and seniors in local high schools help facilitate our classes on a weekly basis.