Head Coach: Kurt Colling
Originally from Ripley, Ontario, Kurt attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he majored in Industrial & Management Engineering and was a student-athlete as a member of the men’s hockey team. After graduating in 2009, he spent a year working as a nuclear operator at a power plant in Ontario. In 2010, Kurt returned to his passions - education and coaching - at Castleton University, where he served as the graduate assistant coach with the men’s hockey team from 2010-2012 while obtaining his Master of Arts in Education. Since then, he has taught and coached at multiple boarding schools in New England. At Salisbury, he will be teaching in the Science department and coaching hockey and soccer. He is passionate about having a positive impact on his students in the classroom, dorm, and the playing field.
In his spare time, Kurt likes to read, stay active, and stay updated on world news. Kurt lives in Priestman Cottage with his wife, Jade, two cats, and his lab-greyhound mix, Yuki.
Brittni Scavotto grew up in nearby Sharon, CT and attended Housatonic Valley Regional High School, where she was the captain of the varsity volleyball team and played doubles on the varsity tennis team. She also was a member of the jazz band, jazz choir, and acapella music groups. After high school, Brittni went on to earn a BA in Public Relations with a minor in Political Science at Quinnipiac University. Throughout college, Brittni developed an interest in education and after working in public relations for a year, she joined Teach For America to transition to a career in teaching. Through TFA, Brittni was placed as a Special Education Teacher at Deal Middle School in Washington, DC.
Brittni Scavotto has spent the past 6 years teaching and encouraging students how to self-advocate, build confidence, take risks, and develop the skills they need to be independent and successful learners. She believes that when taught these skills, students are able to lead themselves to success. While teaching, Brittni also earned a Master’s in Education at George Mason University. After being away from the northwest corner of Connecticut for over 10 years, she is excited to be back. She lives with her husband in Falls Village.