Carlbrook School Student Life Faculty
Andy Coe, M.S., B.C.P.C.
Dean of Students
Mr. Coe, who has a long history of experience working with adolescents and families, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Furman University and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky. His work experience includes individual and group counseling as well as supervisory positions at both the secondary and collegiate levels. Most recently, Mr. Coe worked as an Assistant Director of Counseling in Massachusetts, where he was responsible for the oversight, development and supervision of both students and counselors.
Denise Prendergast, L.C.S.W.
Assistant Dean of Students
Ms. Prendergast earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Michigan State University and a Masters of Science in the School of Social Work at Columbia University. She most recently served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Botswana where she counseled those infected and affected with HIV/AIDS. Prior to that Ms. Prendergast worked extensively with children and adolescents in both residential and outpatient settings and was a counseling supervisor at the San Diego Center for Children.
Kalyn Sherwood, L.C.S.W.
Assistant Dean of Students
Ms. Sherwood received both her Bachelor of Arts and her Master of Social Work (Children, Youth and Families concentration) degrees from the University of Washington. She has worked as an adolescent counselor and case manager at the Meridian School and the Center for Career Alternatives in Seattle, WA, and most recently worked as an Intervention Specialist at West Seattle High School.
Jenny Buckland, B.S.
Director of Student Activities
Ms. Buckland holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies and Public Relations from James Madison University. Prior to joining Carlbrook School, Ms. Buckland served as a public relations and marketing communications assistant at the Meredith Group in Savannah, and as a computer consultant at James Madison University. Her experience in utilizing problem solving and customer service skills have given her a strong foundation in her day to day work at Carlbrook. Ms. Buckland’s responsibilities heavily rely on her ability to communicate well with and work directly with the student body. She closely works with student committees, the student government and coordinates leadership events.
Chris Jones, M.Ed
Associate Director of Experiential Education
A former Marine with over a decade of experience working with adolescents, Mr. Jones holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education from Georgia College & State University. Prior to joining Carlbrook School, Mr. Jones served as a Wilderness Program Director at Camp Highland, as an Adolescent Counselor at both Hidden Lake Academy and Inner Harbour Hospital, and as a Course Director and Field Instructor at Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center.
Robert Somers, MA
Director of Residential Life
Mr. Somers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Programming and Communications from Radford University and is working toward completion of a Master of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Families and Children. Mr. Somers has over twenty years of experience working with adolescents in both residential and outpatient settings. With a combined background of counseling, treatment planning, skills building and leadership, Mr. Somers is uniquely qualified to ensure that campus life is enjoyable for the student body.
Nathan Webber, MA
Director of Experiential Education
Mr. Webber holds a Masters in Community and College Counseling from Longwood University and has spent several years working with adolescents in a variety of capacities. In addition to having over ten years of experience leading wilderness trips, Mr. Webber was previously a wilderness field instructor at Three Springs Outdoor Treatment Program. A member of the National Guard, he spent fifteen months serving in Baghdad during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a Wilderness First Responder (WFR), a Certified Low Ropes Facilitator and Certified Mountain Bike Instructor. He is passionate about the outdoors and in particular, when not spending time with his two young sons, Nathan is often found mountain biking, hiking or kayaking.
Director of Disciplinary Action