Meet Lynn Duval, who teaches Integrated Studies and serves as Peer Advocate coordinator and assembly coordinator.
Q: What drew you to Fenn nearly thirty years ago?
A: I was told there was an opening in the English department and wanted so much to go back to teaching after my son was in school full time. I didn’t know much about Fenn, but I was so attracted to the idea of small classes.
Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching here?
A: Of course, I love the boys. They are so charged up and full of energy, which can rev my engines in the morning. Not everyone is lucky enough to work with such a collegial group of people. We are there for each other every day. I also enjoy working with the parents and being part of a team that helps them gain new insights about their sons.
Q: What is it like to direct the Peer Advocate program?
A: I am so proud to be involved. After thirty hours of mediation training, I was so aware of how folks could resolve problems with an unbiased person guiding them. At the time Dr. Streff [Fenn’s former clinical consulting psychologist] was beginning the peer program and I was in the right place at the right time.
Q: What do you hope boys come away with after being in your classes?
A: I hope they will understand the meaning of trust and that I am there to help each one of them individually. I want them to trust in me, trust in themselves, and trust they will be prepared for the next step in their learning.
Q: What are your passions and interests outside of teaching?
A: I love the theater, though I mostly watch theater now rather than participate. [However, Lynn appears on stage in each year’s faculty version of A Christmas Carol and took a memorable turn as Queen Elizabeth in the holiday concert last year] I love to visit areas of historical interest—places that can allow me to learn more about the past. Golf is my sport; I love riding in the cart! I also love attending lectures and workshops that are stimulating.