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Kat Nelson

Director of Admissions - Appointed 2022

Graduate Degree

  • M.Ed Educational Leadership, University of Vermont

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.A. East Asian Studies, Dickinson College

Activities in College

  • Women’s Varsity Tennis
  • Alpha Phi Omega community service organization
  • Junior year abroad, Peking University

Interests and Hobbies

Cooking, board games, sports of all sorts, travel, quality time with friends and family, hanging out with my dog, and being outside!

Brief Biography

A midwesterner at heart, the northeast has been home for most of my life. I was fortunate to have the most incredible high school experience at a small boarding school that challenged me as a student and strengthened my leadership. Those four years ultimately inspired my career path working with young people in educational settings through third spaces and schools. Since moving to Vermont, I spent 11 years with Camp Kiniya as Leadership Development Director and most recently served as the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes. My husband and I met while working summers at Camp Dudley and we live nearby with our dog, Roscoe. We love being in Vermont surrounded by beautiful scenery, kind people, and delicious food!

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.