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Kristin Marchilena

Arts Chair, Performing Arts Teacher - Appointed 2022

Education

Undergraduate Degree

B.Mus. in Music Education, French Studies minor, New York University, New York, NY

Graduate Degrees

MVP (Master of Vocal Pedagogy) candidate, Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, NJ

M.S.Ed. with a focus on Curriculum Design, Special Education, and Leadership, Bank Street College of Education, New York, NY

Kodály Level III Certificate, New York University, New York, NY

Interests and Hobbies

Distance running
Softball and baseball (watching and playing)
Hiking and camping
Songwriting
Learning languages
Spending time with my husband and kid

Inspirational Quote

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Dr. Maya Angelou

Brief Bio

I am so excited to (re)join the VCS faculty! From 2015-2022, I taught Middle and Upper School
music at Friends Seminary, an independent Quaker school in New York City. Prior to that, I
taught in Vermont for three years (including one year of very part-time teaching at VCS, from
2014-2015). And before that I was in NYC from 2003-2012, for undergrad at NYU followed by
my first five years of teaching. I grew up just outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin, so I love cheese
and the Milwaukee Brewers—and I am even part-owner (along with over 500,000 other fans) of
the Green Bay Packers.

Favorite VCS moment

Orientation for new families 2022—because I was also new!

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.