Wyvern track & field competes with the Founders League and NEPSAC track & field teams. The team demonstrates consistency and depth across all disciplines, particularly in the sprint, relay, and field events. The boys’ program is consistently featured in the top ten and won two championships in 2004 and 2010. The girls’ program has finished in the top five of New Englands since 2005 and holds seven New England titles (1995, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2017).
All Kingswood Oxford athletes have access to our 33-acre campus, with multiple playing fields, an artificial turf field, a multi-purpose fieldhouse, a yoga studio, and two fitness centers. Certified athletic trainers are on hand every day to ensure the health, well-being, and development of every student-athlete. Every team also reflects the school’s core values, demonstrating honesty, integrity, and respect, learning with passion, and caring beyond self.
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Upper School Science Teacher
Williams College, B.A. ;Wesleyan University, M.A.L.S[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2344
Kraus loves the natural energy in the classroom and the pursuit of ideas and problem-solving that is positive and purposeful.“In science, I appreciate making the material clearer for my students,” he said. “The class begins as a big adventure into the vast unknown, and in the last third of the year, the kids get excited by their own understanding. They can absorb this challenging information now. They have a sense of confidence and think, ‘I can handle this. It’s all coming together.’ As an educator, it’s incredibly gratifying to witness that and know that you were a part of the student’s development.”
Recognizing his extraordinary generosity and fairness, The Founders League recently awarded Kraus the M.D. Nadal Sportsmanship Award for 2018. Kraus believes that sports provide an essential pathway for living and learning life lessons: “Here’s how you work hard, here’s how it plays out, here’s how you measure success,” he said.
History Chair, Creative Arts
Skidmore College, B.A.; Wesleyan University, M.A.L.S[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2290
David combines his love of history and music by teaching modern world history courses and directing the choral groups Outlook and Crimson 7. He also serves as the History Department Chair, overseeing programs devoted to connecting students with their past and present locally and globally. An avid runner, swimmer, and cyclist, he competes regularly in marathon, ultra-marathon and ironman competitions and coaches track and field at KO. “The KO motto ‘One Conquers Who Conquers Oneself’ and the concept of caring beyond self are the core of my teaching philosophy,” he said.
Upper School Science
Michigan State University, B.S.; Grand Canyon University, M.Ed.[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2266
As an educator, Carmen Kreager hopes to enrich the minds of all the students she comes into contact with. She encourages students to view the world through the lens of a scientist and spark their interest so they become investigators of the world. Carmen is wonderfully collaborative and jumps right in when she sees a need. In her most recent position as a seventh-grade science teacher in Marana, Arizona, she developed a coding program for the entire middle school and was a STEMAZing teacher leader. She also served as assistant track coach.
Upper School History
Fordham University, B.S.; Santa Clara University, M. Ed.[email protected] 860-233-9631 X2208
Trish advanced into the world of education with a background in adolescent counseling. As an adolescent counselor, she worked directly in an outreach center in the Bronx, working with at-risk youth. When she moved to California, she became a counselor at a residential facility helping to create a healthy environment for teens struggling with drug addiction. Following her journey in social work, she began her studies at Santa Clara University. While at Santa Clara, she earned my master’s in education. She taught for three years for the Sunnyvale-Cupertino Union School District and then another year at Woodside Priory School, a private 6-12 college preparatory school located in Portola Valley, California. She spent one year teaching at Cary Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, before spending the next several years at home raising her three children. She is passionate about education and including sports and health in the curriculum. She had the opportunity to compete at both the high school and college levels in the sport of track and field, as well as cross country. As a Division 1 athlete at Fordham University, she brings a level of skill and excitement into her coaching. She said, “I will be starting my ninth year as a cross country and track & field coach – and I love it! As a teacher, advisor, and coach, I bring a passion for life, and every day I appreciate the opportunity I have to be a part of the Kingswood Oxford community and the lives of today’s youth.”