Our Leadership

A Message from Markus Hunt, Head of School

Dear Families, 

 

Children are an unfolding story. Their unique personalities and dynamic interests drive the narrative of their educational experience over many years. Our teachers take student passions and turn them into transformative learning experiences—and at The Logan School, age is not a limitation to access. A student learns to research independently and to discern the validity of the content they uncover. A student dons an apron to conduct an experiment in leavening in our Kid’s Kitchen or to forge steel at the anvil outside of our 2,000 sq.ft. Logan Works building. A student interviews a university professor to explore the origins of democracy or to understand the physics of propulsion. Their experiences are as infinite as their curiosities. 

 

We have two teachers in each classroom. Six teachers are dedicated to taking students off-campus for primary source experiences. Numerous specialists from arts to algebra build skills that support student learning. Our Environmental Education program fosters an understanding of science and community through an exploration of the natural world. We understand children, and we understand how they learn.  

 

We have thirteen acres that include a beehive, vegetable garden, and a playground designed from our students’ imaginations. We have a full-sized gym and black box theater. We also happen to have a lot of bunnies. Our campus is our classroom. 

 

For more than thirty years, Logan has offered an education like no other. Our two-hundred and fifty students study two-hundred and fifty individual units of study. This has been our approach since our founding. If you were ever frustrated by an education that lacked meaningful challenge, I think you’ll like what we’re doing here at The Logan School. We value connection, the power of inquiry, and the wisdom of reflection. It starts with a conversation, so I invite you to schedule a tour. Words are no substitution for an experience. I encourage you to schedule a visit to learn more. We hope to see you soon!

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Markus  

Head of School 

Denise Levesque, AS Dean
Chari Nickerson, Primary Dean

Denise is almost a Colorado native. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Classics. She went on to teach Latin and European History, and then acquired a Master of History degree at CU, Denver. Denise developed a serious travel bug, and moved abroad for 13 years to teach in Lithuania, England, Turkey and Qatar, acquiring another master’s degree in administration from Endicott College. Once she returned to the United States, Denise joined The Logan School in 2017 as AS Dean and Director of Studies. This year she is excited to add IS Dean to her role. Among her passions are encouraging students to be their best and supporting teachers in their growth.

Chari Nickerson is an educator with 17 years of experience working both as a classroom educator and as a mentor and advisor to educators. Chari received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Arts in teaching from Johns Hopkins University. Her classroom experience includes teaching kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grades, as well as teaching using the inclusion model, single teacher model and co-teaching model. She most enjoys co-learning alongside students and building lifetime relationships with them and their families.

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