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Jane Horn Distinguished Teaching Chair
"I help students see the world, themselves and each other from a different perspective. I love the never-ending process of figuring out what works, and the yearly cycle of re-inventing myself and my classes."
Prior to working at Kent Denver, Mr. Bentley was a professor at Wabash College. He also taught in the Humanities Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder and in the Languages and Literature Department at the University of Denver.
B.A. - English and Mass Communications
Mr. Bleyle welcomes students, faculty and guests from his desk in the Bruce McGrath Welcome Center. He also serves as the coordinator for Kent Denver's online bookstore and is happy to assist families in making sure their students have the learning materials they need!
B.A., Film Studies
"The most rewarding aspect of working with Breakthrough Kent Denver is the unique opportunity to observe the personal and academic growth of our students, volunteers and aspiring teachers. Everyone is here for the same reason—to teach and learn!"
As a graduate of Breakthrough Kent Denver, Mr. Bobrick knows firsthand how life-changing the program can be for its Denver and Englewood middle-school students. In his role as communications director, he tells he Breakthrough story to a variety of audiences, including current and prospective students, their families and the community at large. Mr. Bobrick also serves as a Kent Denver Middle School electives teacher and coach.
Prior to joining Breakthrough Kent Denver's staff, Mr. Bobrick was a Cultural Exchange Teacher teaching English in Denver's sister city, Takayama.
"I am amazed how much student and volunteers can grow over the course of a summer!"
As Breakthrough Kent Denver's Program Director, Ms. Brewer helps recruit and mentor Breakthrough students, teachers and volunteers. She also created the program's college readiness program.
Ms. Brewer is a Denver native and has been with Breakthrough since her first summer as a student in 2002. Before joining Breakthrough's full time staff in 2012, she spent six summers interning with the program as a math teacher and community events coordinator.
B.A. - English
M.A. - Communications
"As an admission associate, Ms. Brophy welcomes prospective students and their families to the school and helps them navigate the application process."
Ms. Brophy has worked at Kent Denver since 2000, previously in communications and enrollment, and loves being part of the admission team. "I get to meet new people every day and share with them all of the wonderful things that happen at Kent Denver”and I have colleagues who are bright, interesting and fun!" she says.
Prior to joining KDS, Ms. Brophy worked as a freelance writer and editor, focusing on the cable TV industry.
B.A. Political Science
"I enjoy teaching because it requires me to always be a student, and I learn every day from my students. I try to make literature relevant to students' lives. It is my hope that they are using our discussions of texts to examine their own lives."
Ms. Brown knows she made the right decision to work at Kent Denver every time she witnesses the physical beauty of our campus, the kindness and collaborative spirit of her colleagues and the welcoming nature of the Kent Denver community.
"I hope that when students reflect on my class they will remember being pushed out of their comfort zone and having to think in new ways through heated debates, lively discussions, Shakespearean skits, graphing out Huck Finn's morality or drawing Holden Caulfield isolated on a hill."
Ms. Brown also hopes to be known as a teacher who cared deeply about her students and worked hard to make independent schools more inclusive.
B.A. - French Literature
M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. - French Global Studies
"Daily, I am invited to be creative and resourceful all the while working with outstanding kids. Teaching French is not purely about the language but also about music, history, art, food, religion, society and so much more. I adore seeing my students evolve into more open-minded, confident and sensitive speakers of the French language."
Prior to coming to Kent Denver, Ms. Cain taught for two years in Florida and lived in Paris while pursuing a masters in Global Studies. While in France, she had the opportunity to research rural life and the impact of tourism on the village population, identity and economy.
B.A. - East Asian Studies
Ph.D. - Religion and Literature
“My passion is empowering students to be confident expressing themselves and respectful of others in an ongoing-process of connecting to, learning from, and contributing to their communities.”
Prior to joining Kent Denver's history department in 2019, Dr. Carmichael served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he designed and taught four wide-ranging classes in the Religious Studies Department. He has also worked as a writing tutor at the University of Chicago and as an SAT, ACT and PSAT tutor for Mindfish Prep.
B.A. - French Language
M.A. - French Civilization
"I love the energy and enthusiasm that comes with being surrounded by young people!"
Ms. Caulfield teaches French in the Middle School. She says she loves teaching because "I get to share my passion for other languages and cultures, and help students to become global citizens."
Prior to joining the World Languages department at Kent Denver, Ms. Caulfield taught at St. Marys Academy and D'Evelyn Junior/Senior High School in Denver and William Diamond Middle School in Lexington, MA.
B.A. - Chemical Engineering
Ph.D. - Analytical Chemistry
"I never want to stop learning and I love partnering with students to learn along their side."
Before beginning his teaching career at Kent Denver, Dr. Caulfield co-founded a company that used gas-phase chemical reactions to produce thin plastic coatings on difficult-to-coat materials. This work”along with a brief stint in the aerospace industry and Ph.D. research involving ground-water pollutants”led to Dr. Caulfields deep fascination for material science, space and environmental studies. He shares his enthusiasm with students in his 6th and 12th-grade science classes. Students are so optimistic and eager to understand that it makes every day an exciting adventure, he says.