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|Holley Named Jazz Mentor|
Kent Denver music teacher extraordinaire Steve Holley has been named the National Association for Music Education' (NAME) Jazz Mentor for 2011. In his role as a mentor, Mr. Holley will help moderate online discussions for music teachers across the nation, sharing tips and expertise with his colleagues. In the past, he has also published articles with tips for music educators on the NAME website.
To read a short interview with Mr. Holley, please click here.
|Darryl Stafford Wins National Teaching Award|
Math teacher Darryl Stafford has been honored with The Year 2011 Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award for exemplary dedication to the field of education. The award is given by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation "in acknowledgement of educators who, with vision and purpose, enhance the minds and experiences of the future leaders of this country." Riley Carney, a member of the Kent Denver Class of 2011, nominated Mr. Stafford for the award.
|KDS Faculty: A Community of Learners|
Kent Denver faculty are just as passionate about learning as they are about teaching. During the 2010-11 school year, 48 Kent Denver faculty applied for, and received, funding for a wide variety of professional development opportunities this year. This is the largest number of faculty ever served by the school's professional development grants in a single year, and does not include participation in other significant professional development endeavors like the Faculty Laptop Program. To see a few examples of how professional development grants are being used by KDS teachers, please click the 'read more' button.
In related news, middle school history teacher Greg Chalfin '04 has been selected to represent the state of Colorado in the prestigious Presidential Academy for American History and Civics. Over the summer, one teacher from each state (and a handful of U.S. territories) will spend a total of 17 days in Philadelphia, Gettysburg, and Washington, DC, studying the American Revolution and Founding, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement. According to the Academy's website, the program "expose[s] participants to the ideas and arguments that shaped these three great American epochs, the documents that make up our history, and the places where the history was made." Congratulations Greg!
|Ruth Burnham Publishes Article|
Kent Denver has long benefitted from the many skills of Ruth Burnham. After serving as director of the school's library for many years, Ruth earned a master's degree in piano pedagogy and performance at the University of Denver so she could pursue a lifelong dream of teaching music. In addition to working with classical musicians at Kent Denver and teaching a course in the upper school called "World Cultures: World Musics and The History of Western Music," Ruth provides private piano instruction at her home studio and writes about piano pedagogy.