Colleen Kyle is the Academic Dean and English teacher at SEGL in DC. She has an MA from Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English and a BA from Connecticut College, where she served as president of the student government. Before starting her career in education, she worked in publishing for eight years, including four years as an acquisitions editor at Houghton Mifflin. Colleen later worked as a teacher, dorm parent, coach and newspaper advisor at Deerfield Academy. She taught at Lakeside School in Seattle for a decade, leading the history department and its new faculty mentor program; she also taught part time at Rainier Scholars’ leadership retreats. Before coming to SEGL, Colleen was the Upper School Head at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore. She lives in Annapolis and loves kayaking and bird watching on and along the Severn River.