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Chance Cardamone-Knewstub

Chance Cardamone-KnewstubAppointed 2003

Dean of Students
Ultimate Frisbee Coach
Spanish Instructor

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.A. Anthropology, State University of New York at Binghamton

Graduate Degree

  • Masters of Public Health, International Health and Development, Tulane University

Interests and Hobbies

For fun, I play Ultimate Frisbee and I volunteer at the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and at the Vermont Women’s Rape Crisis Center.

Brief Biography

I believe that the point of life is to strive for social change. Teaching Spanish at Vermont Commons gives me the opportunity to expose students to the struggles of other peoples and cultures, through the understanding of their language. I believe that truly speaking a second language is to see the world through the lenses not visible to monolinguists. My teaching is informed by years of living in both rural and urban settings in Guatemala, Peru, and Mexico, as well as by a history of experience in alternative forms of education.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.