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Information and Innovation Team

Kent Denver's Information and Innovation Team and the Duncan Center itself exist to provide access to appropriate learning resources, spaces and experiences for all members of our learning community. IIT cultivates opportunities to explore, curate and create employing processes of research, iteration and reflection.

Vetted educational technologies are one of the cornerstones of Kent Denver’s modern approach to learning. IIT helps ensure technology functions as it should, delivers or facilitates desired outcomes and—because learning is not confined to the classrooms here—is easy to use both at school and at home.

In addition to managing the Duncan Center learning facility, IIT is responsible for maintaining the school’s computer network and telephone system, overseeing our technology purchase decisions, spearheading our one-to-one laptop program and supporting student, faculty and staff computer repair needs via an authorized, on-site Apple repair office.


Kent Denver's One-to-One Laptop Program

Having access to a computer has become essential to students at every grade level. In the classroom, Kent Denver teachers leverage computer-based activities to enhance the overall learning experience. Outside of class, students are able to access the internet via our secure, filtered and monitored Wi-Fi network to continue relevant educational pursuits.

Additionally, Kent Denver uses an intuitive online learning management system called Canvas that allows teachers to post course descriptions, homework assignments and other relevant information online and empowers students to ask questions after school, upload homework quickly, easily—and always on time..

Kent Denver School is pleased to offer a One-to-One laptop purchase program that allows families to purchase a computer that meets their academic needs at a competitive price.

A laptop purchased through the Kent Denver program will come with all site licensed software required for our courses. In addition to the discount purchase option, Kent Denver has Apple-certified technicians on site to offer hardware and software support for all laptops purchased through our laptop program.



Duncan Center: A 21st Century Academic Facility


The Duncan Center is more than a library. It is the information and innovation hub of the school, and it is also an interactive and collaborative learning commons. This space includes:

Innovative Technology Experiences

  • Virtual Reality
  • Design floor: Laser cutting, 3D printing, Maker supplies
  • Technology projects that integrate with and support curriculum

Research and Technology Help

  • Information and digital literacy instruction
  • 30 databases for academic research
  • Access to 110,000 e-books

Books and Magazines

  • Fiction and graphic novel collection for independent reading
  • Access to 100 Colorado libraries
  • Over 30 print and online magazines and newspapers

Library and Technology Resources



Technology Use Resources for Kent Denver Parents & Guardians

Technology is a wonderful tool—however its effect is significant. Technology use forms many of our subconscious daily routines and often removes our decision making control.

Adolescents form technology use habits as they also explore their identity, desiring independence and pushing boundaries. Social media takes this experimentation and creates a public, permanent, searchable archive that can be accessed with the push of a button. Yet this public sandbox is attractive to adolescents in ways we do not always understand.

Fortunately, there are steadily improving resources to help families, educators and adolescents be more intentional about their technology and media use. Common Sense Media is one such nonprofit committed to providing resources. Their mission is to “help kids thrive in a world of media and technology.”

Kent Denver has curated some of Common Sense Media’s best resources and contextualized them for our setting. These resources are divided into four categories: understanding the technology, developing family agreements, having ongoing conversations, and asking questions.

Details are available below and in the Technology and Media Use Resource Guide booklet below. Click the image to read online or click here to download the Guide to your computer.

Technology and Media Use Resource Guide
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Meet Our Information and Innovation Team

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Alexander Clement

Alexander Clement

Titles: Director of Information Management
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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.

Wendy Daniel

Wendy Daniel

Titles: Librarian and Education Technologist, REEFS instructor, Site Director for GOA and One Schoolhouse
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B.S. - Broadcast Communications
M.A. - Library and Information Science

"I love being a librarian at Kent Denver because my job allows me to work with students, teachers, administrators, staff and parents."

Ms. Daniel provides a wealth of information and resources to students and faculty in her role as a librarian and educational technologist for both the Middle and Upper schools.

Prior to joining Kent Denver's Information and Innovation team, Ms. Daniel worked as a television producer, writer and editor.
Michael Ehrenfried

Michael Ehrenfried

Titles: Chief Innovation Officer; Director of Institutes; Chair, Computer Studies
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B.S.E. - Electrical Engineering
M.A. - Educational Technology Leadership

"Students have amazing ideas about the world, and I enjoy exploring and developing many of these ideas with them."

At Kent Denver, Mr. Ehrenfried has the opportunity to work with the global leaders of tomorrow, and that's what motivates him to come into work every day.

Alainey Hellman

Alainey Hellman

Titles: Rollins Center for Technology and Design Robotics Fellow
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B.A. - Computer Science

“As a teacher, I aim to create an environment that is both engaging and supportive of students.”

Ms. Hellman joined Kent Denver in 2019 as a Rollins Center for Technology and Design Robotics Fellow and coach for school’s VEX robotics team. She previously worked as a coordinator for Brown University's pre-college summer program and served as a teaching assistant for Design/UIUX courses.

With a strong passion for the integration of technology and art, Ms. Hellman hopes to inspire students to explore these fields from an interdisciplinary perspective.