Originally from Southern California, Mr. Kuhlman attended a performing arts high school in Los Angeles and specialized in violin performance. His college degrees are in History, Spanish and then a Master’s Degree in Education. Mr. Kuhlman taught elementary grades in the Scottsdale School District and in Kiev, Ukraine at a school for children of diplomats and members of multinational corporations. Mr. Kuhlman worked in business for nine years as a vice president of sales and marketing. In 2007, he joined Great Hearts as a founding faculty member of Scottsdale Preparatory Academy. Mr. Kuhlman joined the inaugural faculty of Archway Scottsdale in 2011 as the founding Headmaster. During the past school year, Mr. Kuhlman served as an on-loan founding headmaster of Jackson Hole Classical Academy, a private K-7 school in Wyoming that is modeled after Great Hearts’ methodology and curriculum. During his free time, he enjoys playing his violin, reading literature, and spending time with his wife and three children.
Kara earned her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and prior to that, earned a B.F.A. in Musical Theater Performance at SUNY Fredonia. She joined Great Hearts in 2011 and taught the rich and rigorous fifth-grade curriculum at Archway Chandler for four years. During that time, she also served in an administrative role in which she oversaw implementation of the Singapore Math curriculum, observed and coached faculty, and endeavored to boost student achievement. She also worked as a Great Hearts Network Instructional Coach to support teachers across the network in their professional development. Kara enjoys the arts, food, and spending time with her Chinese Crested dogs and family.
Toyin was part of the founding faculty of Archway Classical Academy Trivium and Archway Classical Academy Arete. She has been in the educational field for fifteen years as a teacher, teacher trainer, and administrator. She received a BA degree in English Language and Literature from University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Then, she earned a Master’s Degree in Education from the University of Lethbridge, Canada. In her spare time, she loves cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Dale Cook has lived in the valley since 2004, living in Mesa, and graduating from ASU. At ASU, Coach Cook studied Kinesiology, and worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. He has worked with kids in athletic programs for over a decade, coaching and mentoring student-athletes as they learn how to live an active and healthy life. In his spare time, Coach Cook enjoys playing soccer, cooking and exercising with his wife, and spending time outdoors with his big black dog, Chief.