Meet Our Staff
At Kent Innovation High teaching and learning happen in a completely different way than traditional schools. It's so different that we don't have teachers. We have facilitators who work together in teams, much like how our students work together. Our facilitators very seldom provide a traditional lecture and instead act as coaches and mentors. They work with students to help them complete projects that address real life problems. They deliver "just-in-time" learning - what students need, when they need it based on the demands of each project.
All of our facilitators are certified teachers and their experience ranges from those at the very beginning of their careers to those with a decade or more of teaching under their belts.
Check out their personal pages and get to know each of them a little better.
Joe Phillips - Algebra 2
Erin Berner - Biology
Julia Bierema - Algebra 1 & Pre-Calculus
Jeff Bush - Civics & Economics
Marcus Deja - Geometry
Mike Kaechele - American Studies
Kym Kimber - Principal
Nate Langel - Chemistry
Danee Lucas - English 9
Trevor Muir - Global Studies
Tracy Olson - Program Coordinator
Mark Redner - Teacher Consultant
Elaine Shalla - English 11
Ray Veneklase - Teacher Consultant
Gerry Verwey - Physics