Meet the Summer Programs Office

Summer Programs Office Staff

Tom Howe

Director of Summer Arts

Tom Taught in the early years of the Summer Arts and brings experience in the performing arts, teaching and school administration to his position as director. He is a graduate of Hampshire College and, for 11 years, worked in New York, performing in numerous downtown venues Off and Off-Off Broadway and on tour. In 1987, he moved, together with his wife Mary, to teach at The Putney School. Tom served as Head of the Drama Department at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago in the mid 90's and returned to Putney to direct the Summer Arts program in 2001.

Phone: 802-387-6234

Dan Folgar

Admissions Coordinator

Dan is a Venezuelan born cartoonist, painter, and video artist. He received his MFA from the Miami International School of Art & Design, and a BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Central Florida.

Phone: 802-387-7335

Kelsey Witzling

Residential Life Coordinator

Kelsey hails from the Midwest and has been living in New England for two years. She received her BA at Knox College in 2014 and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling. Kelsey has worked in residential life on college and high school campuses for five years, and is looking forward to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere on campus for students this summer.

Phone: 802-387-6205

Igor Gorn

Activities & Transportation Coordinator

My name is Igor Gorn. I was born in Semey, Kazakhstan. I am a senior student at Pittsburg State University, Kansas, graduating in July 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in International Teaching. At Pitt State, I have served as President of International Students Association where I planned and organized various cultural events and activities. I speak 4 languages: Russian, English, Kazakh, and Turkish. Learning and teaching have always been a great interest for me. I was inspired to be a teacher by my high school English teacher from Turkey. Therefore, I decided to pursue my career in teaching English as a Second Language. Working in a diverse community is what brings me knowledge and joy!

Phone: 802-387-6205


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)