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John Collett

Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher

I am excited to introduce myself as a new member of Virginia Chance School’s intermediate team. For the past 14 years, I have been immersed in wonderful teaching and learning communities in California, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. I earned a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Psychology and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University in Elementary Education. I served in multiple roles at Greenwich Country Day School and Stevenson School, including a first, second, third, and fourth-grade teacher, high school Varsity lacrosse coach, and resident faculty member for high school boarding students. My family and I are thrilled to move to Louisville, my wife’s hometown, to begin our next adventure. 

Where you start matters. The most rapid social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development are in the formative years of a child’s educational journey. I am honored to partner with Chance’s talented faculty and committed families to serve the students entrusted to our care. Relationships are the foundation of great schools. We chose Chance for our oldest because we are confident that the school will foster his relationships with teachers, peer families, the outdoors, and learning and discovery. It’s a magical place to be a kid. 

My better half, Mary Charles Collett, is an administrator at a local private school. Our home is filled with love and chaos as we have three young children, Hank, Grady, and Peyton. When not at school or with my family, you can most likely find me hiking, mowing the grass, or playing a racket sport.