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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Farewell to Maria Tuckler

After one year of teaching at KO, Spanish teacher Maria Tuckler will unfortunately be departing. Before coming to KO this year as a new faculty member, Mrs. Tuckler wore many hats as an educator elsewhere. “I became a teacher in Toronto and taught there for 19 years,” she said. “I also taught summer programs in […]

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We Will Miss You, Mr. Gilyard!

“I have learned so much from him,” Upper School Administrative Coordinator Lindsay Perkins said as she reflected on Dean of Students Will Gilyard, who will be leaving KO at the end of the school year. “It is a huge loss. There are huge shoes to be filled, and I think that the way he inspires […]

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Doyle departs KO

Middle School counselor Laura Doyle is sadly departing Kingswood Oxford after 18 years. Mrs. Doyle started her tenure at KO when her son, senior Mike Doyle, was nine months old.  “Now that my youngest child is headed off to college in the fall,” she said, “the generation older than me in my family needs my […]

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