Experiential Curriculum Coordinator School for International Training, MA University of Colorado, Boulder, BA email: kiska.kosakowski [at] sonomaacademy.org phone: (707) 636-2459
“When I came to SA, I realized what schools could be. Here, we take young people’s aspirations and turn them into reality...The respect teachers have for their students, and the ways in which we partner in education with students, are unique elements that I noticed right off the bat. Even the fact that we are all on a first-name basis speaks so much to that close teacher-student relationship.” These are the main reasons that Kiska Kosakowski, the Experiential Curriculum Coordinator at Sonoma Academy, chose to join the community.
Kiska assists with attendance, absences, Student Leadership Council, and the Connections program. She also helps create and run Intersession programs, both on and off-campus. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Affairs from Colorado University Boulder and is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Intercultural Service Leadership and Management from the School of International Training. Kiska is a natural fit to help run Intersession travel and Student Life, as she has lead many service trips throughout Oregon and Latin America and was an At-Risk youth advocate at a counseling center.
In her short time at SA, originally as a Spanish teacher and now in Administration, Kiska has helped enforce a culture of positivity and respect on campus. Her love for the outdoors has trickled down into Exploratories, Connections, Intersession, and our nascent Outdoor Education programming. When she isn’t on campus, you’re likely to find Kiska outdoors; she spends her free time hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, surfing, and exploring nature.
When I came to SA, I realized what schools could be. Here, we take young people’s aspirations and turn them into reality.
Sonoma Academy is the only private, independent, college preparatory high school in Sonoma County. On our beautiful campus nestled at the base of Taylor Mountain in Southeastern Santa Rosa, our students are able to explore their interests and passions in a rigorous and inspiring environment that develops a lifelong love of learning and prepares them for college and beyond.