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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.
B.A. English, M.A. Education
"I'm looking forward to becoming a member of the Kent Denver community and working to usher in the Next 100 Years!"
Ms. Boneck joined Kent Denver's Development team in 2018. She previously worked in educational marketing for several book publishing companies in New York City and served an educator at local independent schools.
B.A., Foreign Affairs
"I believe in the importance of education in all things—and fitness and self-care are essential building blocks to growing into a healthy, functioning adult and life-long athlete."
After working as a government contractor for the State Department and United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Laura began her career in fitness for the U.S. Navy by training active duty personnel, preparing them for and rehabbing them upon return from deployment. She has since worked with all demographics across the country as a trainer, fitness instructor and Master Trainer for TriggerPoint.
B.A. - Biological Sciences
M.I. - Education
"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. - Sociology
"My favorite part of working with Breakthrough students is helping them make informed college choices that best fit their overall goals."
After serving as a Breakthrough Houston teacher for two summers, Ms. Carmichael completed her Teach For America commitment at a Houston-area charter school. As a classroom teacher, she developed a college readiness curriculum that prepped juniors for the SAT/ACT as well as the college application process.
Ms. Carmichael will focus on building and expanding Breakthrough Kent Denver's College Bound program.