Carol W. Hotchkiss
Co-Curricular Consultant to Schools
Director, The Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education
1718 Mariposa Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
Demonstrated skills and competencies
- Thirty-four years of teaching, administrative, and consulting experience in boarding schools in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, West Coast, South, and Northern Midwest as well as schools in Canada, India, and Great Britain.
- Professional strategic planning and program development with a reputation for pragmatic idealism.
- Fifteen years of experience with TABS as a faculty member, consultant, and supporter. Through TABS and other national and regional workshops, has worked with over 200 schools regarding their residential and student support programs. Good name recognition and connections with a diverse cross section of the boarding school community.
- An articulate and visionary problem solver who brings energy, collaboration, and hard work to both marketing and program development.
- Entrepreneur who has created and managed two successful school-related businesses establishing national reputations for excellence, responsive programming, professionalism, and networking – the Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education and The Human Development Institute.
- Author of three books on school related issues (Building a Residential Curriculum, Quests and Quandaries, Personal Quests and Quandaries) plus contributions to a number of professional books and journals.
- Experience, commitment, and connections in the areas of student support and the cultural, socioeconomic, gender, racial, and learning diversity of our schools.
- With Students: Human Development (includes adolescent issues, wellness, relationships, sexuality, drugs and addictions, ethics and personal responsibility), Ethics, English, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Social Psychology, Child Development, and selected courses in Women’s Studies.
- With Teachers: Residential life curriculum, new teacher orientation, intervention and emergency response procedures, community and group dynamics, student leadership, adolescent development, counseling issues, diversity and culture, sexual and physical harassment issues, learning differences and disabilities, and Human Development programs.
- With School Heads and Boards: Strategic Planning, Focused Fund Raising, Retention and Faculty Development, Residential Curriculum Development and Marketing, Community Ethos and Responsibilities, Day/Boarding Concerns and Decisions, Creating a Healthy School/Parent Partnership, Emergency and Crisis Response Development.
- As Boarding School Expert Witness: Physical Harassment and Bullying, Sexual Assault and Harassment, Diversity Issues, Student Support and Supervision Issues, Faculty Boundaries and Training.
|July 2001 to present||Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education,Durango, Colorado Director and Co-Curricular Consultant to SchoolsProviding a forum of workshops and consultants that address significant personal, social and ethical programs and challenges confronting our schools and our students.|
|1996-present||T.A.B.S. (The Association of Boarding Schools)
Residential Life Workshop Faculty
Teaching Faculty for Residential Life workshops for administrators and residential faculty
|June, 1989 to present1997-2001||Human Development Institute. Carpinteria, California
|June, 2005- 2009||GARDNER CARNEY LEADERSHIP LAB. Colorado Springs, Colorado
|May 2006 to June 2009||Conserve School, Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin
Assistant Head of School for Student Life
Responsible for all student life programs and personnel, including:
|July 1998 to 2001||Saint Mary’s School for Girls, Raleigh, North CarolinaAssistant Head, Dean of Residential and Student LifeResponsible for development and direction of full residential life program including:
|September, 1984 to 1997||Cate School.Carpinteria, CaliforniaDirector of Student Services in a secondary boarding school providing educational and personal counseling resources for students and faculty.
|September, 1973to June, 1980||Millbrook School. Millbrook, New YorkTeacher, dorm master, assistant dean and counselor in secondary boarding school. Developed school counseling program and assisted with coeducation and residential life program. Taught Child Development and Exploring Human Nature, an anthropology/ psychology/sociology social science requirement course. Head of first girls’ dormitory.|
|September, 1980to June, 1984||Peddie School. Heightstown, New JerseyDirector of Counseling Services in 8-12 day/boarding secondary school. Developed counseling program and implemented a Peer Leadership program for peer education and support. Taught English and Women’s Studies. Head of Dormitory.|
|Prior to 1970||Teacher, Counselor And Residential Supervisor working with At-Risk and Adjudicated youth, ages 3 – 18, with Cuyahoga County Child Welfare Children’s Receiving Home (Cleveland), Alexander Dawson Foundation (Colorado), Denver Children’s Home (Colorado), Denver Juvenile Court Halfway House (Colorado), Morrison School for Girls (Colorado), and Hope Farm School (New York)|
|1965-1966||Vista volunteer Trained in Baltimore, Maryland in the third VISTA training group, assigned to Cuyahoga County Child Welfare and Children’s Receiving Home. My experience here led to my interest and training in sociology, service learning, and social change.|
|1980-19841984-1988||Post Graduate work at Columbia University, New York University and University of California at Santa Barbara: learning disabilities, counseling psychology, chemical dependency, family systems, crisis intervention, eating disorders and values education.|
|1976-78||State University of New York, MA in Psychology with an emphasis on adolescence and group dynamics.|
|1966-1969||University of Colorado, BA in Sociology and American Literature|
|2005||PUTTING HUMANITY FIRST: A Curriculum for the 21st Century. Article for Independent School Magazine outlining the personal, social, community, and ethical responsibilities of schools in the 21st century.|
|2003||Personal Quests and Quandaries: Self-Portraits and Stories. A collection of stories of adolescence today addressing issues of identity, health, drugs, relationships, and sexuality.|
|2002||Building A Residential Curriculum. Workbook and faculty guide for all aspects of establishing and maintaining a strong and healthy residential school community.|
|1993||Quests and Quandaries: A Workbook in Human Development. Textbook for secondary school courses in physical, social and ethical development. Now in 2nd Edition.
Quests and Quandaries: Curriculum Guide. Teacher’s guide to establishing and running a human development program using the Quests and Quandaries textbook.
|1994||A Step Ahead. Chapter on rationale and procedures for establishing a Human Development and Peer Teaching Assistant Program.|
|1992||Healthy Choices, Healthy Schools. Chapter on Creating Healthy School Communities.|
PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Durango Institute for Co-Curricular Education
2001- 2005 Building a Residential Curriculum
2003 Counseling and Student Services in the Boarding School
2004 Educating Character and Community Through Service
Teaching with Quests and Quandaries
Human Development Institute
1990 Human Development Curriculum
1991 Adolescent Sexuality and Relationships
1992 Educating About Drugs and Addictions
1993 Beyond Self Esteem: Character, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
1994 Healthy Relationships in School Communities
1995 Adolescent Relationships and Sexuality
1996 Addictive Behaviors: Education and Intervention
1997 Educating for Character and Community
1998 Adolescence 2000: Students, Families, and Schools
1999 The Changing Landscape of Adolescent Sexuality and Relationships
2000 Addictive and Obsessive Behavior
2001 Ethics and Leadership in Human Development Education
2002 Addressing the Challenges and Risks of Adolescent Sexuality
2003 Resetting the Moral Compass in the Aftermath of 9/11
2004 Teaching Strategies of Resilience and Hope
2005 Boundaries, Education, and Skills: Responding to Addictive Behavior
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
1989 Addressing the Third Curriculum
1991 Creating Safe and Healthy School Communities
1992 Affective Education: A Four Year Curriculum
1998 Marketing and Management – Creating Communication
2001 The Independent School Gender Project
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
1998, 1999 Crisis Management and Security
2000, 2001 Attention Deficit Disorder in the Dorm
2002 Changing Times, Changing Leadership
2000 Emergency Response Protocal
2003 Educating the Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander
2005 The Cost of a Free Ride: Understanding Privilege, Entitlement, and Despair
Summer and Midwinter Workshops:
The Residential Classroom
Discipline and Structure in the Dorm
Counseling Issues in the Dorm
Coping with Crisis in the Dorm
Student Services and Special Needs
Talking So Kids Will Listen; Listening So Kids Will Talk
After Hours: The Student Underground
ADD in the Dorm
Confidentiality and Communication
Bullying and Harassment: The Dark Side of Residential Life
Now What? Communication and Change
Taking Care of the Caretaker
Peterson Residential Life Workshops
1993 – 1995 Residential School Issues.
Independent School Health Association (ISHA)
1995 The School as Village- Helping Our Students Grow Up
1998 Mentoring Our Students: Boys and Girls
Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS)
2001 The Residential Classroom
Structure and Discipline in the Dorm
Hello? Can Anybody Hear Me?
Sex, Drugs, Depression, and Children
What Did I Do? ADD in the Dorm
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
2000 Marketing Your Residential Life Program
Coalition of Residential Education (CORE)
2002 Taking Care of the Caretakers
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
1987-1993 Trainer for the CAIS Beginning Teacher Institute
1990 Teaching The Ethics Of Human Development.
1991 Developing Effective Counseling Resources
1992 A Four Year Human Development Curriculum
1993 Listening to All of Our Voices: Diversity in Private Schools
North Carolina Association of Boarding Schools (NCAIS)
1999 Maintaining Your Sense of Humor Under Fire
North Carolina Community of Concern
2000 Developed a statewide chapter of parents, students, and schools to address adolescent use of alcohol and other drugs
2001 Parents, Students, Schools, and Community: Making a Difference
Coordinated a statewide student, parent, and school conference
Inservice, Program Evaluation, and Strategic Planning
American Hebrew Academy, Cheshire Academy, Colorado Rocky Mountain School, Cranbrook School, Conserve School, Dana Hall School, Emma Willard School, Ethel Walker School, Gould Academy, Governor Dummer School, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, The Hill School, The Hotchkiss School, Kamehameha School, The Knox School, Lawrenceville School, Mid-Pacific Academy, Missouri Military Academy, Newark Academy, Orme School, Oregon Episcopal School, Phillips Exeter Academy, Polytechnic School, Portsmouth Abbey School, Purnell School, Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, Sacramento Country Day School, St. Margaret’s School, St. Mary’s Hall, San Domenico School, Shawnigan Lake School, Subiaco Academy, The Masters School, Upper Canada College, Verde Valley School, Vermont Academy, Wilbraham and Munson Academy, Woodside Priory School, Woodstock School
1995- present Co-Organizer for the Independent School Gender Project
A research project and workshop related to the experience of women and girls in contemporary independent schools.
2001 – present Four Corners Safe Schools Coalition – Administrative Committee
A coalition of diverse community members who work collaboratively to support school efforts to ensure a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment for all students
2003 – present Volunteer mediator for the La Plata County Braid River Peace Project
A La Plata County court and community referral citizens mediation project.