Our Faculty & Staff


 
Kent Denver faculty are life-long learners who are passionate about inspiring their students. Both inside and outside our classrooms, our teachers create, innovate, connect, collaborate and nurture our community of scholars.

Learn more about our extraordinary team of educators below!

 

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Aniele Hawkins

Aniele Hawkins

Titles: English Teacher
Departments: English, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.S. - Secondary English Education
M.S. - Curriculum and Instruction
Donald S. Merry Award for Excellence in Middle School Teaching

"Each year, I grow and change along with my students. Whether we are exploring literature, participating in academic conversations, discussing the best way to approach a problem, camping in the mountains or laughing about life, life with middle-schoolers brings me immeasurable joy."

Nick Hehemann

Nick Hehemann

Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
Departments: Communications, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.J. - Television Sports Journalism

“Storytelling is my passion. I’m so happy to be part of a team that gets to share these great stories while highlighting the amazing people who make up our Kent Denver family."

Prior to joining Kent Denver, Mr. Hehemann worked nine years in media and communications with KOMU TV-8, 9NEWS Denver and USA Triathlon. A videographer, writer, social media content creator and multimedia specialist, he will work with the communications team to highlight the success of faculty and students and share their stories with the greater community.

Alainey Hellman

Alainey Hellman

Titles: Innovation Associate, Technology and Design, Head Robotics Coach
Departments: Arts, Faculty & Staff, Innovation
Biography:

B.A. - Computer Science

“As a teacher, I aim to create an environment that is both engaging and supportive of students.”

Ms. Hellman joined Kent Denver in 2019 as a Rollins Institute for Technology and Design Robotics Fellow and coach for the school’s VEX robotics team. She previously worked as a coordinator for Brown University's pre-college summer program and served as a teaching assistant for Design/UIUX courses.

With a strong passion for the integration of technology and art, Ms. Hellman hopes to inspire students to explore these fields from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Tristan Hess

Tristan Hess

Titles: Office of Innovation Resident
Departments: Faculty & Staff, Innovation
Biography:

B.A. - Interior Design
M.Ed. - Integrated Arts

"I enjoy education because it gives me the opportunity to collaborate with future generations who will have a significant impact on the world."

Before joining Kent Denver in 2021, Mr. Hess worked as a student fellow at the design lab for his graduate program. His experience gave him the opportunity to explore the design process and learn more about digital fabrication.

Emily Hin

Emily Hin

Titles: Middle School Musical Director, Yoga Teacher
Departments: Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.F.A. - Musical Theatre

“Theatre is the study of human nature, and like many art forms, there is no one correct way to approach the art of theatre. This teaches students to use creativity and self-expression to further explore the nuances of their own human nature and how we learn and express ourselves.“

Ms. Hin joined the KDS Arts Faculty in 2022 as Director of Musical Theatre. Prior to joining KDS, she was a professional Equity Musical Theatre performer for more than a decade and has performed in multiple Broadway tours and shows all around the world. She continues to guest direct, choreograph and perform for theaters and schools across the country. Ms. Hin has also taught yoga at Kent Denver since 2020 and is a recognized teacher with the Yoga Alliance.
Jeff Hollway

Jeff Hollway

Titles: Director of Athletics
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff, Administration
Biography:

B.A. - Physical Education
M.A. - Athletics Administration

"My main focus is to create the most positive, holistic educational atmosphere through athletics and wellness."

Mr. Hollway joined Kent Denver in 2020 from the Hill School, where he served as Associate Director of Athletics and Co-Curricular Activities and head varsity football coach. He brings 16 years of coaching and athletic department leadership and a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusivity to his new role leading Kent Denver's athletics programs.

Aleonya Hunter

Aleonya Hunter

Titles: Athletic Department Resident, Upper School Diversity Coordinator
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.S. - Sports Business

Prior to joining Kent Denver's athletic department in 2021, Ms. Hunter was the assistant athletic director at Montview, where she also coached boys' and girls' soccer. She's excited to be a part of a successful Sun Devils athletic program that emphasizes personal development through sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership.

Janet Hurtt

Janet Hurtt

Titles: Registrar, Administrative Assistant to Director of Upper School
Departments: Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.A. - Human Resource Development

"When I leave Kent Denver, I hope it's clear that I always put forth my best effort and did a job well."

Before coming to Kent Denver Ms. Hurtt was a Development Director in private/independent schools. She also served as a Human Resource Director for several privately owned companies.

Bradley Jackson

Bradley Jackson

Titles: Director of Counseling
Departments: Faculty & Staff, Student Wellness
Biography:

B.A. - History
B.A. - French
M.Ed. - Secondary Education
MSW, LSW - Clinical Mental Health and Trauma

"A community that values the holistic education of every child, Kent Denver believes in developing not only excellent scholars, but also incredible people of upstanding character."

After serving as a history and English teacher, and advisor and dean in the Middle and Upper Schools, Mr. Jackson moved into his current role as school counselor in 2020. Along with his therapy dog, Bilbo Waggins, he provides much-appreciated care and support for the entire Kent Denver Community!

Richard Judd

Richard Judd

Titles: Associate Director of Athletics, Head Coach: Girls' Basketball
Departments: Athletics, Faculty & Staff
Biography:

B.A. - Journalism
M.A. - Sports Management

"Improving in a sport takes practice, patience and dedication. I enjoy watching students perfect their skills."

Being able to work in a team is one of the hallmarks of a successful career. Mr. Judd takes great pride in helping students master the art of teamwork at this foundational stage of their lives.

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