Middle School Minds
Since joining the School Psychology program, Zachary has engaged in many research and professional projects, including training parents and pre-service teachers in principles of behavioral psychology to best support their youths across home and school contexts, training special educators to meet the academic, behavioral, and emotional needs of diverse learners, and measuring the effectiveness of programs which seek to help teenagers earn equivalency degrees and enter the STEM field.
Kevin Kane is our new Dean of Studies, effective at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. He joined the Academy after 10 years in Washington State teaching Spanish and serving as Chair of the Foreign Languages department at the Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma. A native of Glens Falls, New York , Mr. Kane has taught Spanish and German at several schools including Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, New York; The Pingry School and the Lawrenceville School, both in New Jersey.
Mr. Kane has travelled with student groups to places that include Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Switzerland, The Netherlands, France, Turkey and the UAE. In addition, he has been a Board Member and team leader for the regional nonprofit Glen Falls Medical Mission, traveling with groups of medical professionals on missions to rural Guatemala to provide medical attention to the under privileged.
Mr. Kane lives on campus with his family.