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B.A. - French Language
M.A. - French Civilization
“I love the energy and enthusiasm that comes with being surrounded by young people!“
Ms. Caulfiend 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. Mary’s 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. Caulfield’s deep fascination for material science, space and environmental studies. He shares his enthusiasm with students in his sixth- and 12-grade science classes. “Students are so optimistic and eager to understand that it makes every day an exciting adventure,” he says.
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," Ms. Chen says. "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. 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. - History
“Thinking critically about the past helps us think critically about the present. I love working with happy students, engaged families and passionate faculty!”
A Kent Denver graduate, Mr. Clark worked as a fishing guide in Wyoming prior to returning to his alma mater.
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 Denver’s 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.