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B.A. - English
B.A. - History
Ph.D. - English Literature
Keith Warner Chair for School Leadership
"There is nothing more important or more meaningful to do than teaching. It feeds my soul."
Prior to joining Kent Denver, Dr. Chandler worked at Menlo School in Atherton, California as an English teacher, English department chair, college counselor and senior projects coordinator. In his current role, Dr. Chandler is responsible for all aspects of the Upper School. He says his priorities are to do what I can to support our outstanding teachers and to make decisions that are for the best for our students.
"I choose to work for Kent Denver because it's an extraordinary, leading school with wonderful students, families and teachers. It is a place to grow as a professional," he says.
B.S. - Education
"My teaching is not just about math, but about helping children grow as individuals."
Ms. Chandler decided to become a teacher when she was in sixth grade and has never wavered from that choice. She sees relationships as central to building successful school environment. "I always try to connect with students," she says. "I'm there to celebrate successes and provide support during more challenging moments."
Before joining the Middle School faculty at Kent Denver, Ms. Chandler taught at Graland Country Day School for 10 years and at schools in California.
B.A. - French
M.A. - Visual Arts
"As a teacher, I get the opportunity to make a significant difference in the world each and every day just by touching the lives of my students."
Prior to arriving at Kent Denver in 2016, Ms. Chen taught Chinese language at Denver South and Abraham Lincoln High Schools. She was named the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers and has received numerous awards for her teaching.
"Teaching my native language, Chinese, enables me to draw upon my own culture and personal experience as a foreign language learner as I teach my students to effectively communicate with me in Chinese on a daily basis,." Ms. Chen says. "In addition, it allows me to help my students gain an appreciation for another language and culture, to broaden their world view and to build essential skills for global competence."
B.A. - Physics
"From teaching to programming to leading our student teams, my job never feels monotonous and always presents me with new opportunities to grow and learn."
Mr. Clement says teaching constantly requires him to master new tools and technologies. "One of the many reasons I enjoy teaching at Kent Denver is the great diversity of opportunities afforded to me," he says.
B.S. - Biology
B.S. - Psychology
"I love that I have the opportunity to become a small part of students journeys during their middle and high school years."
Prior to coming to Kent Denver, Mr. Collamore taught at Kingswood-Oxford School in Connecticut for seven years. Mr. Collamore thinks of Kent Denver as a special community across all levels—teachers and staff, students, alumni and parents.
B.A. - History
B.A. - Education
M.A. - World History
"Time in the classroom with students is and always has been the most enjoyable part of teaching. It provides me with moments of mindfulness, fun, and learning."
As a history teacher and coordinator of the annual Kent Denver Ethics Day, Mr. Covi enjoys working within a community that values character development as equal to its academic mission. Prior to joining Kent Denver's faculty, he taught at the Lakeside School in Seattle, WA, Groton School in Groton, MA, Washington State University and Denvers West High School.
BA - History and American Studies
MA - English
"Students are incredible sources of compassion, imagination and joy. I love the challenge of helping them to become more thoughtful readers, writers, thinkers and citizens."
Prior to joining the faculty at Kent Denver, Ms. Crowley taught English and history at The Webb Schools in Claremont, California and St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware.
B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations
“Deep exploration of familiar and unfamiliar topics with young minds is an incredibly rewarding pursuit and serves as the underpinnings of great educational community.”
After working as an investment analyst for J.P. Morgan Chase, Mr. Daltirus found himself missing the deep sense of community he found during his years as an independent school student. He was delighted find a that sense community at Kent Denver, where he now serves as a Fellow for the Hunt Center and coaches middle school football and basketball.
During his college years. Mr. Daltirus played four years of varsity football and was a student director for Cornell’s Big Red Leadership Institute.
B.S. - Biology
M.A. - Science Education
"I love learning something new everyday. I love watching the light bulb moment students have when something clicks for them."
As head volleyball coach and a science teacher in the Upper School, Ms. Danitz plays and important role in the lives of her students and athletes. Ms. Danitz chooses to work for Kent Denver because of our strong community. "I love the dedication our students have, and I love the camaraderie among the faculty," she says.