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Adriana Comtois

World Languages Chair, Spanish Teacher, Development Assistant - Appointed 2005

Graduate Degree

  • M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language, Saint Michael’s College

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.A. Translation and Interpretation, Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru

Best VCS Moment

The first day of class. I loved the warm welcome from everyone.

Inspirational Quote

Los sueños se construyen a mano.” Literally, it means: “The dreams are made by hand.” In my senior year, my class advisor concluded his speech with this sentence. It is so true. If we want to reach our dreams we want to work hard for them to become true, they don’t happen from one day to the other.

Interests and Hobbies

Mostly reading and all crafts you can imagine: scrapbooking, knitting, glass painting, beading, etc. Also gardening, biking, and dancing.

Brief Biography

I was born in Lima, Peru but I actually lived most of my life in Callao, which is next to Lima. I came to Vermont as an exchange student in 2002 and I decided to start my Master’s in 2003. After the first winter, I thought I was going to die of the cold and I wanted to go back to Peru. However, I got used to the big boots, the three sweaters and the snow everywhere. Finally, I married a great Vermonter, defended my thesis, and a week later, I graduated. Now we have two beautiful children, Lucas and Dominic.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.