We are proud to have such a rich and varied group of specialists who help round out our students’ learning experience.
A major component of The College School experience is our “specialist” teachers. Along with working with their classroom teachers both in and outside of the building, students are able to more deeply explore other disciplines with our specialists.
Scott shares his love of all things theatrical with his students – be it Shakespeare or constructing production sets. The confidence and articulation of our students (that you will find exceptionally distinctive to The College School) stem from Scott’s expert tutelage and regular experience to perform and speak in front of others.
Instrumental and vocal music is ever-present at The College School under the guidance of our music performing arts teacher, Carl. Novice mallet work transforms to accomplished strumming, and enthusiastic singers become veritable vocalists over the years. Carl also supports school-wide performances by providing live accompaniment, directing our bi-annual art shares, and composing original pieces that become part of our school history.
A Master Naturalist and veteran teacher of 30+ years at The College School, you will likely find Tim amidst seedlings and topsoil in our 350 sq. ft greenhouse. As the school’s Sustainability Coordinator, Tim helps our students learn the impact of personal and community choices on the environment and guides all of our students to become good environmental stewards.
A artist in her own right, Mary Jo brings her 20+ years of skill and expertise leading her students through a variety of visual art concepts including sculpture, bookmaking, photography, and paint. Her large studio space allows for exploration of many different skills, and her curriculum can be tied directly into a classroom theme or stand alone.
Cindy brings her love of culture and language to every student at The College School. She is a master cook, and the smell of tamales and pan de muertos wafts through the halls bringing her lessons to life. From preparing our Middle School students for high school Spanish to introducing colors and number vocabulary to our youngest learners, she makes Spanish relevant through real life application and fun.
Whether three- or thirteen-years-old, Doug interweaves character development, cooperation, teamwork, and community building with fitness through his physical education classes. You will always find a wide range of activities going on from yoga to archery, and from basketball to ultimate frisbee.
With fifteen years experience as a graphic designer, Jason helps students navigate the major tools and equipment used in the digital age. Students get hands-on-experience using cameras, microphones and light kits and learn the ins and outs of video editing and Adobe Creative Suite. Students then go on to produce their own short films and publications, including our the annual yearbook.