Amy Allen

Director of Institutional Advancement/Academic Dean and Communications Director

802.422.5671, ext. 260
aallen@killingtonmountainschool.org

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
rbenoit@killingtonmountainschool.org

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.

Chris Bianchi

Director of Technology

802.422.5671 x251

cbianchi@killingtonmountainschool.org

Chris is an alumnus of the Killington Mountain School. Chris moved back to Killington over 20 years ago after receiving his Masters Degree in Engineering from the University of Vermont.  Chris started his career in Engineering Research developing software and systems in the field of contaminated site characterization and clean up.  Before coming to KMS, Chris had worked for California based Enounce Incorporated where he worked on all aspects of the software life cycle from development and testing to sales and support and was responsible for management of all tech infrastructure and website assets.

Susan Clarke

School Nurse

802.422.5671 ext. 235
sclarke@killingtonmountainschool.org

Susan is originally from Pennsylvania and is now enjoying the mountains and her new friends in Vermont. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Villanova University and a BSN from Holy Family University.

Susan is married to Chris Clarke and has three sons Ian, Dustin, Austin. She is an enthusiastic skier, equestrian, cyclist, and also enjoys being involved with community volunteer groups, scouting and Rotary.

April Hayden

Director of Academics

802.422.5671 ext. 212
ahayden@killingtonmountainschool.org

 

April graduated from Bates College with a BA in English and received her MEd from Castleton. She has held positions in higher education for many years, including seven years as a Financial Aid Counselor and Instructor at CCV and, most recently, as Circulation and Reserve Supervisor at Dartmouth College's Baker-Berry Library.

Her daughter, Mazie, is a ski cross athlete and attends KMS full-time. April enjoys mountain biking, trail running, snowshoeing, skiing... She lives in Pittsfield with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of animals.

Chuck Hughes

KSC/KMS Competitions Program, Director KMS Events Manager

802.422.5671 ext. 274
chughes@killingtonmountainschool.org

Chuck started coaching in 1975 for the Pico Ski Club and attended the first USSA Coaches Academy in 1980. Since then he has taught and coached for Killington Resort, Pico Ski Club, Burke Mountain Academy, Winter Park, the Ontario Ski Team, the Southern Ontario Ski Team, and KMS. Chuck took the first group of KMS athletes to train in Europe. He is a certified USSA Coach, Alpine Official and a FIS Technical Delegate (TD) for Alpine (speed certified and examiner). He has been a TD for events at the World Cup, Canadian National’s, NorAm Cup, FIS UNI’s, EISA Championships, NCAA Championships, South American Cup , USCSA Regional Championships, and at all levels of USSA racing.

Chuck is currently a FIS TD and Nationally ranked certified Alpine Official. Chuck is a USSA Alpine Level 300 certified coach.

Chuck has served as a member of many boards including VARA (past president and current board member), Eastern Alpine Officials Committee (chairperson), and VARA Alpine Official (chairman). He is currently a member of the USSA Sport Committee, the USSA TD Working Group, Eastern ACC Committee, and the US FIS TD Working Group.

Chuck was the recipient of the Burckett/Dodge Award for Outstanding Officiating in the Eastern Region and the VARA Volunteer of the Year Award.

Chuck’s wife, Betty, was the director of academics and headmaster at KMS for 16 years, and has been a coach in the KSC/KMS program for over 20 years.

Chucks three children all grew up in the KSC and attended KMS. They all competed in Alpine Racing and achieved many accomplishments from; MID VT Champions, Vermont State Champions, VARA TEAM, JO Champions, EASTERN Ski Team Members, USST Members, JR World Championship Team Members, NCAA Champs, NCAA All-Americans, World University Games Participants, and US Ski Team Members and graduates of UNIV of Vermont, Middlebury College and the UNIV of Colorado.

Paddy Martin

Building and Grounds Director

802.422.5671 ext. 224
pmartin@killingtonmountainschool.org

 

Paddy comes to KMS from Spring Lake Ranch.

Tao Smith

Head of School

802.422.5671 x. 211
tsmith@killingtonmountainschool.org

Tao's concern for students' success academically and athletically is unparalleled and exemplifies the mission of Killington Mountain School. In 2001, Tao left a faculty position at Gould Academy to take up running the Killington Mountain School; he has been singularly devoted to the success and growth of the school ever since.

Tao grew up racing at Suicide Six before attending Gould Academy and then the University of Vermont, where he was on two national championship teams (1992 and 1994). He is the current president of VARA—the Vermont Alpine Racing Association—and a member of the USSA Eastern Alpine Competition Committee.

In his free time Tao enjoys riding his bike, fishing and playing in the Vermont hills and on the coastal beaches of Long Island with his wife, Dawn, and their six children.

Skye Whitehurst

Student Support Team

802.422.5671, ext. 268
swhitehurst@killingtonmountainschool.org

Skye (aka Suzi) holds a Masters in Psychology and specializes in working with adolescents and young adults in many capacities including stress management, sports performance enhancement, and self actualization.

In addition to her work at KMS, she has a private practice in Woodstock and also acts as a consultant with several other schools in Vermont. Prior to that, she was the Mental Health Director at Farm and Wilderness Foundation training hundreds of staff and supporting many hundreds of campers for numerous summers.

She has taught school in New York City and Florida, and has worked as a ski patroller, coach and instructor in Canada, Switzerland, and the United States. This is her third year at KMS where she can often be found with her furry four legged work partner, Tucker!

Dave Willis

Assistant Head of School / Chief Operating Officer

802.422.5671 ext. 214
dwillis@killingtonmountainschool.org

Before coming on board at Killington Mountain School, Willis was President of Kiosko, a store fixture manufacturing company in North Springfield, VT, that worked with international clients such as Oakley, Adidas, and Ben and Jerry's among others.

Prior to Kiosko he served as SR Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Bullhorn, the premiere ASP for staffing professionals. He also served as Vice President of Business Development at myteam.com which is a venture funded, online sports portal for amateur sports. Willis has also worked within the ski industry, as Director of New Customer Development at American Skiing Company, and he was also a Marketing Director at Sunday River.

He started his business career as an Advertising Executive in New York City. Dave lives in Chester, VT with his wife and three children and a whole host of critters. He is a volunteer firefighter and coaches soccer, hockey, lacrosse and skiing and serves as the chairman of the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

Alexis Voutas

Event and Programs Coordinator

802.422.6793 ext. 210
avoutas@killingtonmountainschool.org

Alexis graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Special Education. Alexis is from Chittenden, Vermont and grew up skiing at Killington. 

She Alpine raced in high school while attending Northfield Mount Hermon. She will be working with Chuck Hughes to run the weekend programs and also KMS's Events Department.

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Alex Crivici

English

802.422.5671 x231

acrivici@killingtonmountainschool.org

Alex graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in Secondary Education and a concentration in English. During her time at UVM, Alex volunteered at various organizations in Chittenden County including the O’Brien Center and the Kingstreet Youth Center.  She spent her weekends ski-instructing and supervising the Blazer program at Sugarbush, while also making the first-chair on powder days.

 

Although Alex is originally from Massapequa, New York located on the southern shore of Long Island, she is not a typical “flat lander”. Alexandra learned how to ski at the age of two, and five years later she began racing for the Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) in the Mad River Valley.  Alex participated in the Winter Academy for several years, and could not be more enthusiastic to be back within the competitive ski academy community.

 

After college, Alex took a one-year position at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon Vermont.  Here, Alex co-taught in the eco-centric academic program, The Moosalamoo Center.  Within this program Alex was able to blend her passion of the outdoors with her love of literature and English studies.  Alex is excited to bring this energy to Killington Mountain School.

 

If left deserted on an island, Alex's three wishes would be Tolkien's Lord of The Rings Trilogy, her fat powder skis, and her paddle board (Alex's Island has a 2,000' vertical drop leading to a beach that's always at high tide).  In her free time, Alex enjoys reading, spending time with her German-Italian-American family, and exploring new hiking trails in the Green Mountains.

Ian Groezinger

Social Studies

802.422.5671, ext. 254
igroezinger@killingtonmountainschool.org

Ian graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in Education with a concentration in History. During his time at the university Ian acted as a volunteer tutor at the Kingstreet Youth Center and Edmunds Middle School, both located in Burlington. Due to his enthusiasm for teaching, Ian was invited to be part of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society.

In his free time, Ian enjoys being active outdoors. He is an avid snowboarder and also loves hiking, surfing, and playing pick-up soccer games or shooting the puck around. Ian's indoor hobbies include playing guitar, cheering on the New York Rangers, and watching football on Sundays.

Karl Haloj

Languages

802.422.5671 x238

khaloj@killingtonmountainschool.org

Karl completed his undergraduate degree at Stonybrook University in 1991. His work there focused on French language and literature and included a year of study at the world-renowned Centre de Linguistique Appliquée à Besançon, France. Later, Karl entered graduate school at the University of Vermont where he earned an MA in French in 2010. His Master’s thesis, entitled “Vive nous!” : les fondements nationalistes de la Guerre des boutons, examined the nationalist underpinnings of an early 20th century French literary work using a Cultural Studies approach.

Karl is currently a doctoral candidate in the final phase of a Doctorate of Modern Languages at Middlebury College. His course work included study at the Université de Poitiers (France) and the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (Argentina). Karl’s dissertation will examine aspects of the Breton language from the point of view of Systemic Functional Linguistics.

On a professional level, Karl has had many great opportunities to put his interest in world cultures and his talent for languages to good use. His linguistic experience includes work in wide range of fields: He has been a translator, for both private enterprise and government agencies. In 2008, for example, Karl was on staff at 350.org, where he was one of the translators working to put the organization’s web pages into various world languages. He was part of the team assigned to do French, Spanish and Italian translations. Karl has also taught various languages at all academic levels and in different countries around the globe.

Teresa (Terri) Isidro

Science Department Chair

802.422.5671 ext. 239
tisidro@killingtonmountainschool.org
 

Teresita (Terri) Isidro graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. She also obtained her Master's in Public Affairs with a concentration in Environmental Affairs from the University of Connecticut. She participated in the development of various polymers and additives at Uniroyal Chemical and Cytec industries, and then transitioned to the field of information technology in the 1990s working for private companies and a municipality.

After serving for almost a decade in the public sector as the Webmaster and staff trainer for web-based applications for the City of Stamford, Terri decided to take her love of teaching full time and became a certified science teacher. After teaching in the Stamford and Greenwich Public Schools, Terri joined Wilton Public Schools to develop and launch a very successful middle school STEM program that focused on providing a platform for students to apply Math, science, and engineering skills to solve real problems in a project-based setting.

Terri brings a unique combination of laboratory science experience and technological savvy to the classroom, working hard to create innovative and dynamic high-tech explorations and experiences for her students.

Alpine skiing and touring, long-distance bicycle touring, gardening, fishing, exploring, reading, cooking, and painting are among Terri's favorite activities.Terri has a special connection to Killington as her son participated in the Killington Ski Club programs and she served as a Mountain Ambassador for two years. She is delighted to be a part of the KMS family and to see her "home mountain" on the way to school really makes her smile!.

Eric Kuntz

Art / Photography / Graphic Design / Videography

802.422.5671 ext. 222
ekuntz@killingtonmountainschool.org

Eric Kuntz holds a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Studio Art from Keene State College. Before moving to Vermont, Eric lived and worked as a graphic designer in New York City for eight years. Currently, he is a dorm supervisor at KMS. Before moving to Vermont, Eric also lived in Hawaii. Currently, he lives and works on his family's farm in Ludlow, Vt.

In addition to his love of computer and art, Eric enjoys playing and coaching lacrosse, cooking and playing bocce ball.

Richard Morse

Science

802.422.5671 ext. 255
rmorse@killingtonmountainschool.org

Richard graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Environmental Science and in Geology

His loves the outdoors he takes pleasure in the simplicity of life. Richard is a lifelong student of the forest and does not mind spending time just looking at rocks.

He has had a multitude of life experiences and values a well-rounded education.

Courtney O'Keefe

Social Studies Department Chair

802.422.5671 ext. 240
cokeefe@killingtonmountainschool.org

Courtney teaches Social Studies at KMS. She is a Graduate of Castleton State College with Summa Cum Laude standing in both Education and History.

She is a member of Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honor Society) and Kappa Delta Pi (National Education Honor Society).
Courtney also holds her Educator's license in Secondary Education.
Her hobbies are creative writing, reading, hiking, action movie watching, and video gaming. She lives in West Rutland.

W. Bradford Ramsay

Math

802.422.5671 ext. 248
wramsay@killingtonmountainschool.org

Brad Ramsay earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Vermont as well as a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amerherst before earning a master's degree in civil and environmental engineering from MIT.

Besides teaching math, Brad enjoys cycling, skiing, hockey, golf and watching his two children—John and Turner—compete in cycling and skiing.

Claudia Revenko-Bowen

Spanish Language and Latin American Culture/Social Studies

Ted Schaft

Math

Steve Tuckerman

Math - Department Chair

802.422.5671 ext. 225
stuckerman@killingtonmountainschool.org

Steven holds a bachelor's in mathematics and a bachelor's in education from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, a master of public administration degree from the University of Maine at Orono, a master of science degree in regional planning from the University of Massachusetts, and a bachelor's in resource planning from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In addition to spending lots of time earning degrees, Steven has taught in the Danville Area Public Schools, the Millville Area Public Schools, the Shikellamy School District, and the Mount Carmel Area School District as well as serving as the town manager of Hermon, Maine, and the town planner of Old Town, Maine, as well as the town planner for Southington, Coventry and East Hampton, Conn. 

Steve is an avid Nordic and alpine skier, runner, hiker, and canoeist. Steve was the New England whitewater slalom champion in the C-1 recreational division in the early '90s.

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Tom Sell

Athletic Director, Alpine Program

802.422.5671 ext. 213
tsell@killingtonmountainschool.org

Tom brings more than 25 years of coaching experience to KMS. He returned to KMS in 2009 after several years with the U.S. Ski Team, coaching World Cup technical events before heading the development team and then the Europa Cup technical-events team. Prior to his time with the U.S. Ski Team, Tom held head coach positions at KMS, Stratton Mountain School, and Gould Academy.

Jack Bailey

Men's Head Coach and U16 Coach

802.422.5671 ext. 262
jbailey@killingtonmountainschool.org

Jack joined the KMS coaching staff after working as the head J1/J2 coach at Waterville Valley Academy and the BBTS Ski Club; prior to that, he was a men's coach at Stratton Mountain School. Jack has coached at all levels, from USSA to Nor-Am competition, and has extensive experience in athlete management, training and conditioning. He is also a USSA Coaching Clinician for the USSA Eastern Region and a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business economics with the UMF Ski Industries certification. He lives in Peru, Vt., with his wife, Marybeth, and their sons, Finegan and Shane.

Lon Brettell

Women's Head Coach and U18 Coach

802.422.5671 ext. 261
lbrettell@killingtonmountainschool.org

In 2002, Lon joined the staff at KMS after nine years of work as a U.S. Ski Team coach with the U.S. Ski Team on the women's World Cup technical and speed teams. Prior to his work with the national team, Lon coached at Burke Mountain Academy and in Beaver Creek. He grew up in Pomfret, Vt., and competed at the FIS level as an athlete.