Our Faculty & Staff
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M.A. - Communication
B.A. - English and Secondary Education
Grier Family Distinguished Debate Chair
"I want students to feel like they had a teacher who cared about their lives, pushed them to try their best and helped them to be better people."
Prior to becoming Kent Denvers Director of Speech and Debate, Mr. Bausch served as Director of Forensics at Bingham High School in Salt Lake City and coached Policy Debate at the University of Wyoming. Mr. Bausch appreciates that Kent Denver's administration and faculty are open to new ideas and perspectives in pursuit of the best educational practices.
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!
Mr. Braemer came to Kent Denver from the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was Head of School from 2012 until 2022. His career in independent school leadership also includes serving as Upper School Head at Greenhill School in Dallas and Dean of Students at Durham Academy in North Carolina. A teacher at heart, Mr. Braemer taught history and social studies at Greenhill, Durham Academy, Blair Academy in New Jersey, Culver Academies in Indiana and at public schools in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts.
B.A. - Mathematics
"I am amazed how much student and volunteers can grow over the course of a summer!"
As Breakthrough Kent Denver's Executive 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
"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!"
Ms. Brophy has worked at Kent Denver since 2000, previously in communications and enrollment, and loves being part of the admission team. Prior to joining KDS, she worked as a freelance writer and editor, focusing on the cable TV industry.
B.A. - Journalism and Technical Communication
Caroline Bunge joined Kent Denver in 2022 after working as a producer and editor for the New England Sports Network, where she won a regional Emmy for her work on the Boston Bruins "My: Story" documentary series, and Altitude Sports and Entertainment, where she created video content for live game coverage for the Colorado Avalanche and University of Denver men's hockey.
As editor of the school's weekly online newsletters and a key contributor to the website, digital publications and social media, Caroline finds creative ways to share Kent Denver stories using a wide array of digital media tools.
B.A. - Environmental Geology
“My goal as a counselor is to encourage students towards a more introspective, more thoughtful college process. If done well, students will immerge from their applications with a stronger sense of self, a deeper engagement with community, and a clearer articulation of what excites them intellectually.”
Mr. Burns comes to Kent Denver with experience in both selective admissions and school-based college counseling. After attending Pomona College in Claremont, California, Mr. Burns worked for his alma mater for four years as an admissions officer and assistant dean. In 2018, he made the switch to college guidance as a counselor at the United World College in Changshu, China.
Mr. Burns is excited to join the Kent Denver community and looks forward to supporting students as they take the next step in their academic journey.
B.A. - French Literature
M.Ed. - Curriculum and Instruction
M.A. - French Global Studies
Kurt McDonald Distinguished Teaching Chair
“For me, teaching the French language begins with creating community—a community of classroom citizens as well as future global citizens. My students remind me that we cannot learn in isolation. The perspectives, experiences and histories of those around us enrich who we are."
Ms. Cain believes that language study opens doors to a deeper level of self-knowledge. "In learning French, we are doing more than learning words and grammar rules; we are uncovering truths, beliefs and stories from those of a different culture," she explains. "The presence of the 'other,' whether across the circle in our French classroom or across the ocean, is essential in understanding ourselves.”
Ms. Cain loves the Kent Denver community. She especially loves seeing her students grow over their time and watching them evolve into more confident and open-minded speakers of the French language.
M.S. - Creative Technologies and Design
B.S. - Integrated Design Engineering
“I make a difference in students' lives because I help them grow the toolsets they need to develop their ideas into tangible products.”
Cody Candler came to Kent Denver in 2022 from EdBoard Technologies, a start-up company he founded in 2017 that teaches children about circuit-building through an easy-to-use magnetic building platform. Mr. Candler is passionate about intertwining education and engineering, and he looks forward to having a positive impact on students during their learning in our Impact Studios.