It may surprise you to learn that originally Mr. Coyne’s professional goal was to teach high school English. However, an assistant teaching position in our kindergarten inspired and showed him how impactful and rewarding working with young children can be. Here at the Lower School he has grown from a kindergarten assistant teacher to a head kindergarten teacher to a first grade teacher and finally librarian, along the way nurturing and celebrating the reading and writing lives of many Lower School students. He coached Middle School basketball and has contributed immensely to the Dwight-Englewood community – not to mention that in his time here he has become a father to Olivia and Jackson. Mr. Coyne is ready for the next step in his professional life, which for him means going back to his original dream of teaching great literature to adolescent minds. His love of the written word and his love of learning will serve him well in this position.