Danielle will join the Belmont Day School Associate Teacher Program in the fall of 2021. Danielle is pursuing her masters in education at Lesley University, with an initial licensure in middle school humanities. In the spring of 2021, Danielle graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.S. in secondary education with a concentration in social studies. She was endorsed by UVM and obtained her license to teach by the Vermont Department of Education. Danielle has two years of experience working with adolescent-aged learners; one year at Burlington High School in Vermont, and the second year at South Burlington High School in Vermont. In both settings, she worked closely with experienced teachers and diverse student bodies. In addition, Danielle coached the track & field team for two seasons at South Burlington HS. This provided her with an opportunity to get to know students outside of the classroom and form strong bonds with many students– something that she hopes to be able to do at Belmont Day School. Outside of school, Danielle loves to run, hike, and travel.
If I could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive), I would choose... I would have a dinner with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Mostly, I would like to hear about her experience working in a male-dominated field, especially so early on. I would like to analyze the differences between working in a male-dominated field and a female-dominated field (teaching). Also, RBG has been an inspiration to me for a while now, so I'd like to talk to her about how she has helped to motivate me. I want to know what motivated and inspired her, as well.
Three words that describe my work style are... procrastination, perfectionism, and chaotic.
If I could give a child one quality what would it be... empathy.