Instructor: Kent Dwyer
Email: [email protected] (email preferred)
Phone: 814-231-1011 Ext 3981
Kent has been an educator for 17 years, focusing primarily on language acquisition. Kent began his career teaching Spanish in Pennsylvania for 11 years, serving as a demonstration teacher at Julia Reynolds Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School and then as a master teacher at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. From 2016 to 2021, Kent worked in international education to support English language acquisition, first in Qatar and then in South Korea. Kent has facilitated professional development sessions on topics including digital storytelling for language acquisition, tiered units of instruction, differentiated instruction, interpersonal language use within the classroom, data-driven decision making, integrated performance assessments, and the use of technology to promote communication. Additionally, he has collaborated with educational organizations such as Edutopia, Ellevation Education, and the Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools to promote best practices in language acquisition on an international scale. Kent earned a B.A. in Spanish from Portland State University and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Holy Family University.
Kent joined PFMS in 2021 and teaches Spanish 1A, 1B, and 1C. He also serves as the head coach for the PFMS boys soccer team.