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KDS Makes Global Connections with World Denver
KDS Makes Global Connections with World Denver



For the second time this month, Kent Denver is hosting guests from World Denver, an organization fosters global connections with the Denver community.

Today, youth ambassadors from France and the French Caribbean visited the Upper School and attended three language classes. Kent Denver's students were grateful for the opportunity to converse in French and exchange insights about life in the U.S. and ambassadors' home countries.

Earlier in October, KDS hosted a World Denver group of African educators focused on increasing the involvement of women in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) fields. This group toured campus with science teacher and EmpowHERment chair Mary Fran Park and met with a student who is using Kent Denver's Ocean Lab to study coral reef recovery.

Many thanks to our friends at World Denver for helping create these wonderful learning opportunities!



Meet our Communications Team

Jan Thomas

Jan Thomas
Class of 1976
Titles: Director of Communications
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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.

Lisa Mortell

Lisa Mortell
Titles: Assistant Director of Communications
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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 a wide range of communications, including social media, online newsletters, website content, print and digital publications and Summer at KDS marketing.

Amy Vucci

Amy Vucci
Titles: Communications Specialist
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Biography:
B.S. - Biology

"I love to capture the amazing things happening at Kent Denver—this community is endlessly inspiring!"

A videographer, graphic designer and past member of the communications department at Johnson & Wales University, Ms. Vucci provides her creative expertise to Kent Denver in video, photography, graphic design, writing and editing.