Ken was a classmate, fraternity brother, and dear friend at Middlebury. He was funny, thoughtful, athletic, and just a great guy. He was also a guy who loved his younger years, and the center of attention among his male and female friends. I have great memories of Ken as we all endured the passages of youth. He was one of the good guys, and a I am so sorry to learn that he has passed on. Bergy, your buddies miss you.
Ken was a passionate educator of children. We connected in our early years of teaching when he was in the EPDA program with Larry Meyers, then as colleagues at the Warren School and later with Middle Level education in Vermont. He lived a long life on his terms. His spirit will carry on in his children and all he touched in someway.
Tashi & Timiny,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My thoughts are with you both & the rest of your family during this difficult time. Cherish all of your memories of your dad and he will continue to live on in your hearts.
Ken you were the best 5th & 6th grade teacher in Duxbury you left many great memories with me.
Ken was a one of a kind teacher, will be missed by all
Thoughts and prayers to you all. Rest in Peace Ken
With sadness. Ken was the one who encourage the college life for myself after teaching me to read at Duxbury School. Although, not with us in person his soul and compassion for others lives within us all. Truly will miss our quick passing when shopping! Warm thoughts to all and as he would say to me "you are your own destiny, so choose wisely, and make sure you always say hello and smile to everyone that crosses your path you never know what you will learn from them." Truly an amazing man.
I was lucky to know him for a short summer, yet he taught me more about life than most teachers combined. Yes, his spirit is soaring. My condolences to the family!
Our thoughts are with you all..May Ken live on within all of you. He was a very good teacher, caring and kind. I have fond memories of Ken, in 5th & 6th grade at the old Duxbury School house...
Such a warm, kind, thoughtful, gentle man. Ken was a role model for many children and for many educators. He was generous in spirit, giving himself fully to the people around him. He drew strength in his giving. A most wonderful man.
Ken was my 5th/6th grade teacher at Duxbury Elementary school many years ago. Wonderful teacher and role model. I have fond memories of those 2 years and our class trip to Boston. I truly loved his spirit and his love for teaching.
My thoughts and prayers are with his girls and his family at this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Ken!
We were saddened to hear about Ken.
Deepest condolences from our family to yours. May the God of all comfort,who does not cause bad things to happen, be with you at this time of sorrow.
We look forward to the time when HE will bring our loved ones back to life and eliminate death forever.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ken was a gentle giant who inspired so many to have the courage to teach. I fondly remember our work together with Dr. Chris Stevenson at UVM and the night VAMLE was chartered. He is loved by so many and will be greatly missed.
Ken was a gentle giant who inspired hundreds of educators to have the courage to teach. I fondly remember our work together with Chris Stevenson helping to write "Dancing Through Walls" at UVM. He lives on in our hearts; he is cherished by many and his legacy will live on.
Ken arrived at Goddard with a proclamation – he only stays in jobs for 7 years before moving on. Lucky for us he stayed longer.
To the EDU faculty's delight he was a perpetual adolescent. Never did a meeting pass without a “pull-my-finger” style joke or a silly prank. He made the monotony of a 3-hour intensive meeting far more tolerable and meaningful with his intellectual and juvenile contributions.
His contributions at EDU residencies was immeasurable. From leading large group opening and closing sessions with beautiful sing-a-longs, profound and academically rich workshops, to his reassuring role as liaison between the student and the state around licensure he was loved by students, staff, and colleagues.
His greatest contribution was as advisor and “Portfolio King” – the latter was not by choice. He was against standardized curriculum and felt the direction the state was going was regressive. We were lucky to have someone so dedicated to the degree criteria, progressive education, and reflective practice. He championed a portfolio process that defied the rules and ended up shining in relation to what other colleges were doing.
Ken cared so deeply about his family. He shared stories about his effort to be a good dad and husband and was often self-critical about his limitations. Even in this role he was reflective; trying hard to improve and reach his lofty, idealistic goals.
There are very few people we've worked with who have made such an effort to collaborate and collectively meet the core mission of the institution. There were often times where he challenged the college and the choices of administration – sometimes to the point of making himself unwell. We learned so much from Ken and appreciate the deep impact he had on us as educators.
You were a rare, wondrous man and colleague - funny, honest, thought-provoking, gentle, wise, supportive and spirited. You are missed. Thank you for good years at Goddard.
Ahhhh... Ken! Always had the thing that made me think, pushed me to reason, made me defend my thinking process, and expanded my mind to new ideas, all while showing me how to use my strengths to do so. You have affected my everyday, my every work, my continued thinking about child development. You are missed and loved.
Oh, Ken! Such a powerful teacher. A passionate man. I worked with him at Goddard in the early 90's. So sad to hear of his passing.
So sad to hear of Ken's passing... he was one of the wonderful characters that made my time at Goddard so amazing. Many thoughtful prayers to his family.
I will never forget the legacy Ken left of his passion for education as a teacher and mentor for many of us. Most importantly he was a friend who will never be forgotten. Every time I see a Vermont sunset I will think of the him and remember him fondly.
I was so saddened to hear of Ken's passing. He was always so kind to me when we worked at Goddard together. He had such a gentle, funny personality.
Timmy and Tashi thinking of you, willing you strength and positive energy. Your dad was a good man. Shake and bake Ken :)
Ken is my cousin and also a classmate. He had the birthday before mine in the family. I will miss just knowing he was up there in VT accomplishing good deeds large and small and encouraging fellow educators. I wish I had spent more time with him as an adult and will try to do a better job with other cousins.
My prayers to Ken's family and close friends. What a nicely written tribute to Ken.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ellen and Brian and family.
Ken was a memorable student at UVM and an unflinching collaborator in countless efforts to bring meaningful, transforming schooling and learning to Vermont's young adolescent students. His footprints are deep.
My sincere sympathy to all of Ken's family. He was an encouraging, kind, and deeply committed colleague who will be dearly missed.
I studied with Ken for years at Goddard and think of him with great fondness. He shaped me both as a teacher and as a person.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of Ken's family and friends
Ken was my facilitator for many Goddard classes, and an enormous influence in my life. Love to all his family.
I knew Ken from our Junior High and High School days in Holden. Always a gentleman, always a smile and a kind word. My prayers are with his family.
Our sincere sympathy at a great lost. Ken was a great friend from high school days and will be greatly missed.
We were friends in high school and then went separate ways, as classmates do. Reading about your journey has touched me greatly. You will be missed by all who call you friend.
Ken you will be missed! Thank you for your kindness and good times over our time together at Goddard. Sending good vibes to all of your loved ones.
Ken was an amazing teacher and always supportive of his students. I have many fond memories of his classes at Goddard...what a tremendous spirit.
Ken was a wonderful friend from my Holden youth. He is in a much better place now. His family is in my thoughts and prayers.
I am so very sorry. Ken was one of my most beloved advisers at Goddard College! He will be missed!
A very good man gone. Glad our paths crossed.
If anyone could find their way across Bifrost to rest, it would be your strong, gentle soul, Kenny. My sympathy to your family.
Kenny was a dear classmate both at Holden Jr High and Wachusett. He was bright, witty and just a dear fellow. A delight to have known. May you be comforted in knowing that he is truly in a better place.
A kind and gentle man...and great friend! My sympathies to his whole family.
In loving memory of a man whose spirit burned brightly during his earthly journey & now lights the Heavens.
I was privileged to count Ken among my Friends.
Ken brought so many gifts to our lives. An unselfish mentor to so many. Peace my friend.
Tashi and Heather, I know he loved you guys with his whole soul. He will always be with you. Love you both.
Tashi, Timiny - I'm sorry for your loss. Your father was a great man. Find comfort in those around you, hold on to your memories, and know he is never far. God bless you and your family.
Ken was a remarkable man, a wonderful colleague, and a great friend. I will miss him very, very much, as will the hundreds of people whose lives he touched through his work with the Center for Courage & Renewal.
Tashi, I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss. He was a lucky man to have a family that loves him so much. May he be at peace. Love you and hugging you.