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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 Instructor, Volleyball Coach - Appointed 2016

Christie Beveridge Howell

Director of Diversity and Inclusion, English Department Chair - Appointed 2010

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

Chance Cardamone-Knewstub

Spanish Instructor, 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

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...

Peter Goff

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

ABD (PhD Evolutionary Biology), Vanderbilt University 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 - 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

Ben Wang

Encounter Weeks Director, Chinese & 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.