Amy Allen

Director of Institutional Advancement/Academic Dean and Communications Director

802.422.5671, ext. 260

Amy Allen's first connection with Killington Mountain School was in her role as an English teacher from 2001-2004. After time off to raise two children, she is happy to be back in an administrative role at KMS.

Amy has taught at Castleton University, at her high school alma mater, Kent Place School in Summit, NJ, and also at the university level in the People's Republic of China. She also worked in Development and in Distance Learning Education for Liberty Science Center, in Jersey City, NJ, a non-profit, interactive science museum.

Amy hold's a Bachelor's Degree from Skidmore College (English Literature, focus Creative Writing) and a M.Phil (ABD in Ph.D. program) from Drew University (English Literature). She is thrilled to be back working with KMS in a job that couples her love of writing with her interest in academics and athletics. Amy is an avid runner, competing in many local races, and also enjoys skiing, cycling, soccer, and swimming. Amy lives in Rutland Town, VT with her two children and two dogs.

Rhonda Benoit

Executive Chef

802.422.5671 ext. 209

Rhonda has been working in a professional kitchen for 20 years. She started working in a kitchen when she was 13 as a dishwasher/prep cook and slowly worked her way through the ranks. While in high school she also attended River Valley Technical School and graduated top at the top of her class (Culinarian of the Year). Rhonda then went on to attend Southern New Hampshire University and received a Associate's Degree in Applied Science, continuing on for two more years of Food and Beverage Management.

After graduating college, Rhonda returned to Vermont and worked at the Birch Ridge Inn for several years before moving to Newport, RI and working for the #1 catering company in New England, providing the food for weddings and functions varying in size from 10-30,000 people.

She moved on to be the Sous Chef at the Coast Guard House in Narragansett, RI for a several years before returning home to VT to be closer to her family. She has been at KMS for five years, and heads up the Nutrition program at the school, at times collaborating with the Nutritionist and the Executive Chef at the Olympic Training Camp in Lake Placid, NY.