K-8 FACULTY & STAFF

Chris Colthart

Chris Colthart grew up in Houston before attending Yale, where he majored in American studies with concentrations in literature and African-American studies. After graduation, he worked at <em>Interview Magazine</em> in New York before entering the nascent world of the internet in Boston, as a coder, project manager, editor, and interface designer for clients ranging from artists to financial institutions. He moved to Los Angeles in 2001 and shifted his attention to graphic design, working as a freelancer and as an adjunct instructor in the art department at Pierce College. Since 2012, he has worked as a teacher and in communications at independent schools. Chris is passionate about critical thinking, self-motivation, engagement with current events, and the love of learning. He is an avid musician, playing and recording with a psychedelic trio and performing sound-art installations with other collaborators, and an enthusiastic backpacker and former kayaker.