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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.

Kat Ahrens

Math Department Chair, Assistant Volleyball Coach - Appointed 2016

Chance Cardamone-Knewstub

Spanish Instructor, Interim World Languages Department Chair, Ultimate Frisbee Coach - Appointed 2003

Masters of Public Health, International Health and Development, Tulane University Learn more...

Mark Cline Lucey

Social Studies Department Chair, Faculty Liason to the Board of Trustees - Appointed 2004

M.A. History, Brooklyn College Learn more...

Jennifer Cohen

English Instructor - Appointed 2004

M.A. Theology, Harvard University; Masters in Teaching English, University of Washington Learn more...

Adriana Comtois

World Languages Chair - Appointed 2005 - (on sabbatical for 2019-20 school year)

M.A. Teaching English in a Second Language, Saint Michael's College Learn more...

Matt Davide

Music Instructor, Jazz Band Leader, Cross Country Coach - Appointed 2016

B.S. Music Education, University of Vermont Learn more...

Juan Garcia-Urbina

Spanish Instructor - Appointed 2019

Peter Goff

Science Department Chair, Master Teacher, Volleyball Coach - Appointed 1997

ABD (PhD Evolutionary Biology), Vanderbilt University Learn more...

Ryan Houck

English Department Chair - Appointed 2019

M.A. in Literature, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College Learn more...

Mark Keegan

Science Instructor, National Honor Society Advisor - Appointed 2013

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Cornell University Learn more...

Yiwei Lin

Chinese Instructor - Appointed 2017

M.A. Education, Castleton University Learn more...

Kathryn McDermott

Social Studies & English Instructor, Assistant Cross Country Coach - Appointed 2018

MA, Conflict Resolution, Georgetown University Learn more...

Kris Mohlman

Science & Math Instructor, Basketball Coach - Appointed 2015

B.A. Geology, Bowdoin College Learn more...

Ben Patrick

Studio Arts Instructor - Appointed 2004

M.S. Art and Design Education, Pratt Institute Learn more...

Kyler Star

Athletics Director - MS, Mathematics, University of Vermont

Tonya Waldron

Math Instructor - Appointed 2018

M.Ed. Secondary Education, Focusing on Special Education, University of New Hampshire Learn more...

Ben Wang

Encounter Weeks Director, Social Studies Instructor - Appointed 2009

M.S. Natural Resource Planning, University of Vermont Learn more...

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.