Idyllwild Arts Academy Appoints New Dean of Academics
Idyllwild Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Marianne Kent-Stoll, Dean of Academics.
Marianne Kent-Stoll comes to Idyllwild Arts Academy from the Staten Island Academy in Staten Island, New York, where she has served as an English instructor, Curriculum Developer and Director of Extra Curricular Programs. She brings over 25 years of experience in the field of education where she has worked for other independent high schools, middle schools and K-8 programs. Marianne has a B.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a M.A. in English from The Pennsylvania State University. In 2009, she was recognized by Stanford University with an “Excellence in Teaching Award”.
Ms. Kent-Stoll is also the founder and President of a nonprofit, Karimu International Help Foundation. She established the nonprofit in 2008 to promote renovation and expansion of primary and secondary school in the remote rural Tanazanian village of Dareda Kati. In addition to her efforts in education there she has also worked to implement teacher improvement programs, health education, water purification and sustainable farming for the schools.
Marianne begins her new position, as Dean of Academics, at Idyllwild Arts effective July 1, 2012.