Kristen Vicente, President
Kristen is the founder of Inertia Travel. She works with teachers and administrators to plan and implement a successful and educational trip. Before forming Inertia Travel, Kristen spent over a decade as a middle school teacher and five years as the coordinator of her school’s D.C. trip. Kristen recognizes both the incredible demands placed on teachers and the unique needs of the middle school student.
Kristen is proud to be a Newburyport resident, where she resides with her husband and one-year-old son. She spends her free time bribing her one-year-old with Cheerios, heading to the occasional barre class, or grabbing a good local dinner with her husband.
Kristen is a certified teacher in the state of Massachusetts, and she holds a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an MLA in government from Harvard University.
Contact Kristen to learn more about Inertia Travel.
Sally Leety, Company Representative and Historian Extraordinaire
Sally Leety was a teacher at the Rupert A. Nock Middle School in Newburyport, MA for 34 years and taught democratic education to her eighth-graders. Since high school, Sally has been interested in civil rights education and was fortunate enough to attend three National Endowment for the Humanities workshops in Alabama (2010), Georgia (2013), and Mississippi (2015), where she visited many iconic sites and learned more about the movement from scholars and those who participated in it. She used this newly-acquired knowledge to develop a comprehensive unit on the Civil Rights Movement, which quickly became a favorite of her students. As a teacher, Sally led many groups of students through tours of both New York City and Washington, D.C. Upon her retirement from teaching in 2016, a collection of books in the Nock library on the Civil Rights Movement were named in her honor. In her free time, Sally has developed a passion for studying her family’s history and tracing her lineage. She has always loved traveling to new places, but now, as an avid genealogist, Sally has added destinations that are connected to her ancestry.
The Inertia Team