¡Bienvenida, Señora Crowley!

The KO community extends a warm welcome to the newest addition to the Modern Language program, Spanish teacher Tricia Crowley.  Ms. Crowley discovered her passion for Spanish when she was young. “I was really fortunate to have Spanish in my elementary school,” Ms. Crowley said. “I don’t remember not knowing Spanish.” Ms. Crowley’s Spanish education […]

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KO Power of Women goes virtual

For almost a year, seniors Risha Ranjan and Sloan Duvall, along with other KO students and faculty, have been planning something big: the second Annual KO Power of Women Forum. At the time when they were initially planning the event, it was intended to be an in-person panel featuring KO moms and female alumni—turning the […]

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Micro school makes history

Those who have returned to on-campus learning may have seen the horde of young children wandering around campus. No, they’re not the new freshmen, but rather attendees of the Camp KO Micro School.  Several public schools have adopted a hybrid learning model, alternating between online and in-person classes every week. For many of our teachers […]

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KO Welcomes Duncan Sewall

This year, we are happy to welcome Spanish teacher Duncan Sewall to the Kingswood Oxford community.  Mr. Sewall teaches Middle School Spanish and coaches Middle School football. He earned his B.A. in government and in Spanish at Colby College. Currently, he is working toward his M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. Before joining the KO […]

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Brenna Chiaputti returns to KO

This year, as school reopens in-person, Kingswood Oxford warmly welcomes Middle School Guidance Counselor Brenna Chiaputti to campus. Ms. Chiaputti originally worked at KO from 2005 to 2009 as a Middle School English teacher, but this year she returns as the new guidance counselor.  “Teaching allowed me to coach and to just be with kids,” […]

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KO’s fashionistas: Quarantine edition

Since the implementation of online classes and the closing of businesses amidst the current pandemic, KO students have found themselves with little opportunity to get outside. Thus, there is little motivation to wear anything other than pajamas to online classes. In a time when most people can only see your head and the upper part […]

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Adios, Mrs. Semmelrock!

After 40 years of teaching, KO bids farewell to one of the community’s most impactful faculty members, Spanish teacher and Archivist Brenda Semmelrock, who plans a retirement dedicated to service and family. Mrs. Semmelrock studied at the University Connecticut where she received her B.A. in education and minored in Spanish. However, her teaching career began […]

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