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Bestselling Author Julie Lythcott-Haims Visits Kent Denver
Bestselling Author Julie Lythcott-Haims Visits Kent Denver

Acclaimed author Julie Lythcott-Haims visited Kent Denver recently to discuss her bestselling book, How to Raise an Adult, our latest One School, One Book selection.

How to Raise an Adult has earned outstanding reviews from numerous U.S. and international media outlets including Fox & Friends, Inside Higher Ed, MSNBC, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and the U.K.'s Telegraph and The Independent.

In her book, Ms. Lythcott-Haims draws on research, conversations with admissions officers, educators and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and Stanford dean. By highlighting the ways in which "over-parenting" harms children and offering practical alternative strategies, she shows parents how to allow their kids to develop the resilience, resourcefulness and inner determination necessary for success.

Following a presentation at the Upper School Assembly that garnered a lengthy, standing ovation from high school students, Ms. Lythcott-Haims sat for a videotaped interview with Head of School Rand Harrington. Later, she delivered a powerful presentation for Kent Denver parents, guardians and educators.

Enjoy Dr. Harrington's chat with Ms. Lythcott-Haims during the latest installment of Conversations with the Head of School.

Meet our Communications Team

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x324
Biography:
B.A. - English

"I love telling Kent Denver's stories. The amazing work of my colleagues and the accomplishments of our students provide endless inspiration!"

Since joining Kent Denver in 1998, Ms. Mortell has worked in various roles in the school's communications and development offices. She currently focuses on parent communications, editing the Connection and Parent Community News online newsletters and supporting the website and other publications.

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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School: (303) 770-7660 x295
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B.A. - Mass Communications
B.A. - Political Science
M.A. - Public Communications 

"As a student, Kent Denver changed the trajectory of my life. Working here allows me to support the school as it offers that same transformative gift to others."

Ms. Thomas has an extensive background in higher education and corporate communications and marketing. Additionally, she formed, owned and operated a communications company for several years.

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