CAA Faculty

A faculty member and student at a table in class

Anne Aganon

Anne Aganon joined Sun Valley Community School in 2008 and currently serves as the Co-Director of the Creative Arts Academy (CAA). She also teaches Studio Art, Ceramics, Photography, History of the Creative Arts, and supervises the Upper School Yearbook.

Anne holds a BA in political science from Wesleyan University and a BFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute.

In her teaching role at the school, Anne finds inspiration in her students: "They often come up with unexpected projects and creative ideas, and I love to watch them grow and explore their own creativity," she says. "I also appreciate that the people I work with are professionals and care about what they do here, whether it is their teaching, the outdoor trips, the arts, or other aspects of school life."

When she's not teaching, Anne can often be found on horseback; she owns three horses and participates in endurance riding events.

Robin Englehardt

Rob Englehardt is an award-winning producer and director of photography with more than 25-years of experience in the entertainment industry. He currently teaches Upper School Video Production.

Before moving to the Valley, Rob was president and co-owner of Kaos Entertainment.  At Kaos, Rob produced, directed and shot more than 400 hours of television programming.  His adventures include: testing shark proof suits in the Caribbean; following a photo journalist through war-torn Sarajevo; living with grizzly bears in Alaska and searching for drug lords with DEA agents in Peru.  His work has appeared on National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, FOX, Women’s Entertainment, Travel Channel, Discovery HD Theater and History Channel.

Rob earned his BA at Stanford University, where he was also a 4-year letterman on the football team.  Rob attended American Film Institute where he attained a Masters of Fine Art.

John Mauldin

John Mauldin joined Sun Valley Community School in 2018 to teach music in the Upper School as a CAA Faculty member and to serve as Musical Director for the Upper and Middle School annual musicals. An Idaho native, John spent many years away earning a Bachelor of Music at Utah State University, Master in Music at University of Utah and is an ABD doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. An active performer, he appeared as a soloist with numerous symphonies and orchestras across the country and abroad, and in leading roles with various regional Opera Companies. He is a founding member of acoustic trio Avenue B with his sister, Leslie and friend, Jed Moss. Together they perform everything from opera to original folk. As an educator, John has been a private vocal instructor for the past 25 years and brings to the Upper School a wealth of experience and knowledge of the voice and plays numerous other instruments. Most recently John taught music at the Pioneer Montessori School in Ketchum and continues to teach with the Sun Valley Music Festival Music Institute as a vocal specialist, a role he stepped into in 2015. A father of three boys, two in college and one at home, he and his talented performing wife continue performing professionally and stay involved in various aspects of performing arts education and mentoring youth of all ages. 

 

In her free time, Megan loves spending time with her dogs, reading, cooking, and being outside in the mountains.

Kevin Wade '06

Kevin Wade joined Sun Valley Community School in 2017 and currently serves as the Creative Arts Department Chair and Co-Director of the Creative Arts Academy (CAA). He teaches theater in the Upper School, and serves as an Upper School advisor and Outdoor Program trip leader.

Kevin is a 2006 graduate of the school, holds a BFA in Drama/Musical Theater from NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, and earned a MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.

Kevin is an accomplished professional actor, director, and educator, having performed in off-Broadway, international, and regional/summer theatre productions, taught and mentored high school and college students, directed and produced a wide range of theatre productions, and created innovative programming and curriculum in a variety of educational settings.

Since 2009, Kevin has served as resident director at the Summer Theater Project for St. Thomas Playhouse; in 2014 he cofounded The Spot, an acting studio in Ketchum, offering classes and lessons in vocal performance, modern American drama, and Shakespeare.

 

The teachers at Sun Valley Community School are absolutely wonderful and have all at one point encouraged me, regardless of what subject they teach, to continue with my interests in music.

 

Sofia '18