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Kent's faculty is, quite simply, exceptional. It starts with education; 64% have an advanced degree. Whether teaching music or mathematics, you can be sure they know and love the subjects they teach and are driven to employ the best instructional techniques and thinking in their fields.
But they are also exceptional people; the average length of tenure, over 12 years, is a clear statement of dedication to Kent. The faculty believe in the school’s balance of traditional values and innovative spirit and find the community both supportive and stimulating. Many teachers live right on campus, often with their families. They clearly love their work and love the place they do it.
But their greatest devotion is to you. Helping a student make a connection, turn a corner, or excel beyond expectations - high as those expectations are - is every Kent faculty member's true reward. You'll see that while there are two class periods per week specifically set aside for you to meet with your teachers for extra help or advice, the teachers here are so open, you can meet with them anytime. As one instructor said, "There are schools where the staff goes home at three o’clock. But we don't want to do that. Being here to help students means being here. And that's why we work at Kent."