Meet The Team

Kadi Cook

MA – Upper School Director, Teacher/Researcher

Kadi joined Voyagers’ in 2008, coming from a rich background in the arts. She integrates many teaching styles and draws from various teaching philosophies, with a strong focus on the Reggio Emilia philosophy and Constructivism. She holds a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Integrated Teaching through the Arts from Lesley University. Kadi also holds a BA in English from Colorado College, with a focus on creative writing and poetry. In addition to teaching humanities, Kadi serves as the MSA Accreditation Chair. Kadi, when teaching, documents and analyzes the learning processes and experiences of children, and then draws implications that inspire her instruction.

Al Clayton

Teaching Associate – Math, Science, and STEAM

Alysson Keelen

MS – Education Consultant, Teacher/Researcher

Alysson Keelen joins Voyagers’ Community School with 29 years of experience in the field of Education. She is certified with the State of NJ as a K-12 Teacher of the Handicapped , K-8 Elementary School Teacher, Supervisor/Principal, and School Administrator.   Alysson worked in the Howell Township Public Schools as a teacher, vice principal, and principal for her entire career. She served on numerous committees to develop programs, enhance curriculum, and support school security measures. Professional highlights include her appointment as Principal to open two new schools in Howell Township: Adelphia School and Memorial Elementary School. 

Throughout her career, Alysson worked with incredible educators, on numerous award winning teams, that were recognized by professional organizations for outstanding work and innovative achievements: Learning Forward for Professional Learning Communities, NJ Department of Education’s Lab School Project for PLCs, NJ School Boards Innovations in Special Education Award 2018, Ocean First Bank’s  $10,000 Grant Award for a STEAM Think Tank/Lab, and Ocean First’s $10,000 Grant Award for an Inclusive Outdoor Classroom.  Her love of learning and teaching continued as she helped develop new teachers for several years as an Adjunct Professor at Monmouth University. Alysson enjoys volunteering with Yogi — her Bright and Beautiful Certified Therapy Dog.  She also enjoys archery, reading, writing, swimming, and spending time with her wonderful family and treasured friends.