Malena Agin

World Languages Teacher

802.422.5671, ext. 226

magin@killingtonmountainschool.org

Malena graduated with a Masters in Languages & Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire in 2005. Since then, she has held many positions in the field of applied linguistics, including translator, interpreter, business executive, bilingual educator and world language instructor.   Malena is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


She joins KMS after a short hiatus from teaching to raise her young children and to help run their family business in Woodstock.  In her free time, Malena enjoys spending  time with her family and friends, hiking with her dogs, horseback riding, skiing, and reading. 

Jill Blondek

Nurtrition and Strength and Conditioning

​802.422.5671, ext. 252

jblondek@killingtonmountainschool.org

Jill was a competitive athlete at a young age competing in swimming and tennis at high level as a youth through her high school years.  She also enjoyed weekends skiing with her family.  During this time she began to develop a passion for nutrition and training.  She attended UMaine Orono where she spent many of her weekends skiing at Sugarloaf.

Jill helped start Future Shapes Inc., a successful private personal training and athletic development studio, in Newton, MA in 1998.  She also co-owed the Wellesley location and has been the trainer and nutritional manager of the overall business for 20 plus years.  Future Shapes caters to all levels of training, however Jill’s clientele are centered around higher athletic performance.

Jill’s primary interest is working with athletes who understand the relationship of food intake and training/competing. While Jill’s primary duties will be centered on nutritional aspects, she believes installing the nutritional and strength/endurance training foundation at an early age is paramount for athletic success.  She enjoys educating athletes on the proper combination of foods and hydration to optimize their performance on training day or race day and how it also aids with recovery.

When not at work Jill enjoys spending time with her family.  She lives with her husband Jim and daughter Mayson in Sherborn, MA – and will be living in Woodstock while working at the school.  They can often be found creating nutritious meals together in the kitchen, playing tennis, hiking, running, swimming and of course skiing. 

Brendan Bucksbaum

U14 Coach, Math/Science Teacher

802.422.5671, ext. 237

bbucksbaum@killingtonmountainschool.org

Brendan is a Vermonter and an alumni of Killington Mountain School, Class of 2011. He grew up in the nearby town of Mendon, Vermont where he developed his passion for sport and the outdoors. As a young athlete, Brendan gravitated towards alpine ski racing and soccer. This eventually led him to attend Killington Mountain School, where he developed the skills to be successful in both academics and athletics. 

After graduating from KMS and Rutland High School, Brendan attended Hamilton College where he majored in biology. As Hamilton is a liberal arts college, Brendan was fortunate enough to study a variety of other subjects which included chemistry, economics, comparative literature, French, and Italian. Brendan also played Division 3 varsity soccer and raced alpine at the USCSA club level for Hamilton College.

Brendan now teaches biology and algebra. He is also an assistant U14 alpine coach and a dorm parent. In his free time, Brendan rock climbs and plays soccer. 

Robert Cavanna

World Languages Department Co-Chair, Italian/Latin/Spanish/Social Studies

802.422.5671, ext. 226

rcavanna@killingtonmountainschool.org

Robert graduated from Queens College (CUNY) in Flushing, NY with both a Bachelor’s of Arts and a Master’s of Arts in Italian Language and Literature. He also has a Master’s of Arts from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in Journalism and Online Community Management.

Robert has spent extensive time studying abroad at the University of Siena in Tuscany, Italy and at the University of Urbino in the Marche region of Italy. Professionally he has worked for DiBaio Editore in Milan, Italy as a translator of architectural publications and for the Italian Airline Alitalia in their New York City Corporate offices. Robert owns a home in Bridgewater, Vermont where he has resided for the past five years.

In the fall and in the spring he splits his time between Bridgewater and New York City where he teaches for two local colleges. 

Robert is an experienced snowboard instructor for the Killington Resort Snow Sports School and also enjoys playing competitive soccer in a semi-professional league. His other interests include carpentry, hiking, fishing, reading, and traveling. 


Nathan Clifford

English Teacher

802.422.5671, ext. 238
nclifford@killingtonmountainschool.org

Nate is a native Vermonter, originally from North Pomfret. Growing up on a retired
farm, he learned to ski at the local Suicide Six, eventually working as a junior ski
instructor at Okemo. Developing a passion for theater at Woodstock Union High
School he double-majored in Theater Arts and English at Earlham College in
Indiana. Yet the mountains of the East Coast called.


Nate spent ten years scraping the stage in NYC, where he acted with the
NYCShakespeare company and taught white-water kayaking in Ontario, Canada.
When he wasn’t memorizing lines on the subway he was paying his rent as a Nanny
and Personal Trainer in Brooklyn. He soon developed an interest in combining
these passions and returned to Vermont to study for his Masters in English at UVM
while managing the personal training department at the Burlington YMCA.

 

Ever a glutton for the classroom, Nate recently earned his Masters in Education at
the University of Massachusetts, and has taught English for the past two years at
Charlestown High School and Cambridge Rindge and Latin in Boston. While he is
grateful to have cut his teeth in both diverse and challenging academic settings, he
feels he has finally discovered a unique setting where he can marry his interests in
literature and theater, while working with some of the most inspiring athletes of
this generation. He is proud to join the gifted community at KMS, and eager to
figure out why the skis all look so different.

Ian Groezinger

Social Studies Department Co-Chair, Middle School Humanities Teacher, Student Council Lead Advisor, National Honors Society Lead Advisor

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.

Teresita (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 Policy from the University of Connecticut. 


Terri brings a unique combination of laboratory science experience and technology skills to the classroom. She participated in the development of various polymers and additives at Uniroyal Chemical and Cytec industries. Terri also worked the field of information technology in the 1990s, working in the private sector and serving for nearly a decade in the public sector as the Webmaster and staff trainer for web-based applications for the City of Stamford.


Terri became a certified science teacher in 2009 and taught in the Stamford, Greenwich, and Wilton Connecticut Public Schools. In Wilton, Terri developed and launched a successful middle school STEM program.  She is certified to teach science K-12 in Vermont and is a member of the American Association of Chemistry Teachers. In her spare time, she is skiing, cycling, painting, writing, learning musical instruments, gardening and spending time with her son and family at their constantly-under-renovation antique farmhouse.

Eric Kuntz

Art / Photography / Graphic Design / Videography and Student Life Coordinator

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. Eric enjoys being outside, skiing & snowboarding in the winter, while hiking and being top leader in the local Killington Disc Golf League. Eric likes to explore new places in and around Vermont. Not only does Eric enjoy live music, Eric has seen over 100+ Phish shows! In addition to his love of computers and art, Eric is a big Yankees & NY JETS fan.

Marcos Levy

Music

802.422.5671, ext. 242
mlevy@killingtonmountainschool.org

If you have the opportunity to see Marcos perform or to sit with him in his music production and teaching studio (affectionately called “The Garudio”), you can’t help but be caught up. His love for music is as contagious as it is inviting.

Marcos is often amazed and delighted with the discoveries his students make for themselves. He helps them develop a musical vocabulary and framework, and he says that they show him what can be done with it.

Marcos holds a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Stony Brook University. He has been teaching music in Rutland County for the past 18 years, and he actively performs with several bands from a variety of traditions. He is very happy to lend his skills to the Killington Mountain School this year.

When he is not teaching and performing, you can find Marcos honing his skills as a swim teacher and lifeguard instructor. He enjoys a good film, and a good hike with his family and friends.

Shayna Miller

English Department Chair

802.422.5671

smiller@killingtonmountainschool.org

Shayna recently made the leap from Killington weekender to Vermont resident. Her undergraduate degree from Purchase College (SUNY) is in English with concentrations in Creative Writing and Psychology. Her Master’s degree is from St. Thomas Aquinas College in New York, where she obtained her licenses to teach Secondary English. She has taught in public high schools in New York and New Jersey.

 

Prior to making the switch to education, Shayna was a journalist. During the decade that she was also raising small children, she was a freelance reporter for Gannett publications.

 

Shayna’s hobbies include: skiing, mountain biking, reading and writing; bingeing on The Moth, independent films and standup comedy; spending as much time as possible with her family and traveling to as many corners of the world as she can. 

Richard Morse

Science, Math and Engineering Teacher

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 Geology.

He values a well rounded education and seeks to enable students to understand the connections between many subjects.

Courtney O'Keefe

Social Studies Department Co-Chair

802.422.5671, ext. 240
cokeefe@killingtonmountainschool.org
 

Courtney is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Castleton University, formerly Castleton State College. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in her chosen fields of History and Education. While at Castleton, she was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta (National History Honors Society) and Kappa Delta Pi (National Educators Honors Society). She also participated as a presenter during the Vermont Arts and Sciences Symposium, where she presented her presentation on using video games in the classroom and which also led to a recognized editorial piece in the Castleton Spartan Newsletter in 2008.  

 

Courtney moved to Vermont in 2005 to pursue both her education as well as be close to her northern family members. She spent a majority of her time growing up prior to this in Jacksonville, NC and Hanscom Air Force Base, MA during her father’s career in United States Marine Corps. During her time in MA, she participated in assisting her brother, a Second Lieutenant at Fort Drum, New York, communicate information to families of service members in his unit during their deployment to Afghanistan after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Recognizing this contribution, Courtney was awarded the Hanscom Officers Wives Club scholarship award from the Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation of Bedford as well as the Marine Corps Scholarship in 2005. She also was recognized by the United States Achievement Academy during 2004-2005 school year for her academic achievements at Bedford High School. During her last few years in MA, she also worked closely with her mother, a woman whose careers spans many different military and civilian-oriented occupations including teaching, as an assistant teacher for the catechism programs for Sacred Heart and St. Brigid Church for elementary school students. It was here, through her experiences with her mother that she knew teaching was for her. 

 

Besides teaching history at KMS, Courtney enjoys many different hobbies which include taking care of her two pups, creative writing, watching documentaries and South Korean dramas online, and playing video games. She currently resides in West Rutland VT. 

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 Amherst 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.

Allison Resnick

Math and Science

802.422.5671
aresnick@killingtonmountainschool.org

Allison graduated from the University of Rochester with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  During her time at Rochester she was a member and starter of the varsity field hockey team and participated in the NCAA tournament.  She then completed a year of graduate work at the University of Notre Dame as a Ph.D Candidate in Mechanical Engineering. Allison worked for three summers as a mechanical engineering intern for Green Mountain Power doing maintenance on both wind turbines and hydroelectric sites. Her interests include snowboarding, playing and coaching field hockey, water sports, and golf.

Claudia Revenko-Bowen

World Languages Department Co-Chair, Spanish Language and Latin American Culture/Social Studies

802.422.5671, ext. 234

crevenkobowen@killingtonmountainschool.org

Originally from Argentina, Claudia taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in Argentina and in Mexico before coming to Vermont. Since her arrival, she has taught Spanish and Social Studies at junior and high school levels, as well as social geography, multiculturalism, globalization, and global terrorism courses at Green Mountain College. During the summer months, Claudia teaches in Argentina.

 

Claudia holds a BA in Social Studies/Education from College of St. Joseph. Currently, she is completing graduate studies in Globalization at Dartmouth College, focusing her research on Latin American politics, social justice, and post-conflict development after spending three years doing fieldwork in Lima and Ayacucho, Peru. She was accepted to a post-graduate advanced study program on Migration, Mobility, and Intercultural Processes in Latin America at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

 

When she is not reading, planning classes, writing or researching, while drinking maté, Claudia loves to dance, to which her students can probably attest, hike and snowshoe around Killington, make empanadas, and travel to Latin America whenever she gets a chance.

Kate Stone

Student Support

802.422.5671, ext. 236

kstone@killingtonmountainschool.org

Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Connecticut. Following her completion in undergraduate coursework, Kate earned her Master of Arts in Education from the University of Connecticut NEAG School of Education. Kate currently holds state licenses to teach secondary English Language Arts in Connecticut and Vermont.

 

Aside from teaching and coaching, Kate’s passions include surfing, snowboarding, hiking, and rock climbing.

Anna Terry

Director of Athlete Care, Mobility and Soft Tissue Health Specialist

802.422.5671, ext. 271

aterry@killingtonmountainschool.org

Anna comes to us from Dartmouth College Athletics where she worked as a Director in their Peak Performance Program.  While at Dartmouth Anna worked to support proper injury prevention and recovery for the over 1000 student athletes. During her 17 year career Anna has worked with elite athletes of all ages as a manual therapist, movement specialist, and holistic health professional.  

 

In addition Anna was a member of the US Canoe and Kayak Whitewater Slalom Junior and Senior Teams where she competed nationally and internationally for years.  This first hand experience as an athlete at this level allows Anna to relate to the daily needs of our student-athletes.

 

When she isn’t with us at Killington Mountain School Anna has a private practice working with elite level athletes in manual and movement therapy.

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