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Faculty

Vermont Commons School challenges students daily with interdisciplinary curriculum taught by dedicated faculty who empower students to feel a sense of place and how it relates to the larger environment. The small class size offers personalized attention and allows for meaningful relationships between teachers and students. Learn more about our faculty below. You can also view our faculty and administration listed by department here.

Christie Beveridge Howell

English Chair, English Instructor, Student Government Coordinator – B.A. English, Concentration in Creative Writing, Magna Cum Laude, Colby College; M.A. English, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College

Jenna Bisset

Jenna Bisset

School Counselor, Learning Specialist – M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Vermont; B.A. in Philosophy, minors in English and German, University of Vermont & Gettysburg College

Chance Cardamone-Knewstub

Spanish Instructor, Ultimate Frisbee Coach – B.A. Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton; Masters of Public Health, International Health and Development, Tulane University

Mark Cline Lucey

Mark Cline Lucey

Social Studies Department Chair, Social Studies Instructor, Research & Service Program Director B.A. in Psychology, Connecticut College; M.A. in History, Brooklyn College

(on Sabbatical Fall 2017)

Jennifer Cohen

English Instructor – B.A. in English and Theology, University of Notre Dame; M.A. in Theology, Harvard; Master’s in Teaching English, University of Washington

Adriana Comtois

World Languages Chair, Spanish Instructor, Development Assistant, Faculty Liaison to the Board of Trustees – B. A. in Translation and Interpretation, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru; M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Saint Michael’s College

Kaylee Contois

6th Grade Music Instructor – B.A. in Music Instruction and Engineering, Berklee School of Music

Matt Davide

Music Instructor, Jazz Band Leader, Cross Country Coach – B.S. in Music Education, University of Vermont

Peter Goff

Peter Goff

Chair, Science, Master Teacher, Science Instructor, Volleyball Coach – B.S. in Biology, Hobart College; M.S. in Zoology, University of Vermont; ABD (PhD Evolutionary Biology), Vanderbilt University

Diana Guyer

Math Chair, Math Instructor – M.S. & B.S. in Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Jory Hearst

Jory Hearst

English Instructor, Social Studies Instructor – B.A. in Comparative Literature and Arabic/Islamic Studies, University of Michigan; M.A. in Teaching English at a Secondary Level, M.A. Children’s Literature, Simmons College

Keegan Fall 2013

Mark Keegan

Science Instructor, National Honor Society Advisor– B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University; Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Yiwei Lin

Chinese Instructor, M.A. Education, Castleton University.

Kris Mohlman

Kris Mohlman

Science Instructor, Math Instructor – B.A. in Geology, Bowdoin College

Ben Patrick

Ben Patrick

Visual and Performing Arts Chair, Artist in Residence, Bus Coordinator – B.A. in Fine Arts, Saint Michael’s College; M.S. Art and Design Education at Pratt Institute

Ben Wang

Ben Wang

Encounter Weeks Director, Chinese Instructor, Social Studies Instructor – B.A. in International Relations, Stanford University; M.S. in Natural Resource Planning, University of Vermont