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Adriana Comtois

World Languages Chair - Appointed 2005

Graduate Degree

  • M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, Saint Michael’s College

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.A. Translation and Interpretation, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru

Best VCS Moment

The first day of class. I loved the warm welcome from everyone.

Inspirational Quote

Los sueños se construyen a mano y sin permiso (Dreams are made by hand and without asking) — Silvio Rodríguez (folk Cuban singer).

Interests and Hobbies

Reading, writing short stories, playing the piano, and all the crafts imaginable: knitting, embroidery, painting, candle making – you name it!

Brief Biography

A resident of Vermont for the past 15 years, I am original from Lima, Perú. I moved to Vermont with the allure of a beautiful landscape covered in snow, a nature spectacle not familiar to me in the arid lands of Lima. With time I also found in Vermont a place where to grow a family and build a community. I live a few blocks from the school with my husband, two children, and a fish and we enjoy our walks around the neighborhood (we don’t take the fish!). I spent almost all last school year in Peru teaching in our sister school, Colegio Santa Ana, as part of my sabbatical. I also started other personal projects such as the release of my blog Ya no lo pensé más, where I currently publish short stories, poems, and personal chronicles in Spanish. I am also attending graduate school at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, following a Curriculum Design Master’s program in the School 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.