Capstone Mentors

Middle School English Teacher

Education: Williams College, B.A., Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2017
Community Activities: Capstone mentor, grades 3-5 club advisor, sunshine committee, community service

Three Thoughts:

My Capstone Project would be... It's Funny Because It's True: The History of Humor as a Political Act

A person I consider to be a hero... James Baldwin

Grade 4 Teacher

Education: University of Tennessee, B.A., M.S.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2002
Community Activities: Capstone mentor, associate teacher mentor, professional learning community facilitator, after school enrichment teacher
Recent Professional Development: SEED, Literacy for All Conference

Grade 6 Science Teacher; Grade 6 Coordinator and Advisor

Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, B.S., M.S.
Simmons College, M.A.T.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Greening Committee, Community Service, Coach, Capstone Mentor, Braiding Different Strands Committee
Recent Professional Development: Developmental Designs (Social/Emotional Learning Middle School)

Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher; Middle School Social Studies Department Chair; Grade 6 Advisor

Education: Harvard College, A.B.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Lesley University, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Coach, Capstone Mentor, Braiding Different Strands Committee, SEED Facilitator
Recent Professional Development: National Council of Teachers of English Conference; Leaf and Pen Writing Retreat; AISNE Accreditation Visiting Committee

Middle School Math Teacher; Grade 7 Advisor

Education: Harvard University, A.B.
Bridgewater State College, Mathematics Licensure
Joined Belmont Day: 2012
Community Activities: Coach, Capstone Mentor, Middle School Club Advisor
Recent Professional Development: The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The Impacts of Fracking.

My favorite children's book is... Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

Visual Arts Teacher and Arts Coordinator

Education: Saint Mary's College, B.F.A.
Ohio State University, B.S.
Harvard University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 1999
Community Activities: coach, Capstone mentor, community service; middle school club advisor, faculty facilitator, Faculty Partnerships group
Recent Professional Development: Art New England Workshop: Layered Color Woodcut Class with Jim Lee; Responsive Classroom Workshop

Grade 4 Teacher

Education: Union College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2010
Community Activities:  Capstone mentor, Faculty SEED participant, admissions support
Recent Professional Development: Singapore Math training

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be.. Hypnosis—Does it Really Work?

My favorite children's authors are... Patricia Polacco, Kate DiCamillo, Kevin Henkes, and Roald Dahl.

Grade 5 Foundations for Language Learning; Grades 7 & 8 French Teacher; Capstone Coordinator

Education: Principia College, B.A.
Middlebury College, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor, Community Service, Model United Nations Advisor, Middle School Advisor
Recent Professional Development: Responsive Classroom for Specialists; Model United Nations training at the UN Association of Greater Boston; week long seminar on assessment at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition; Proficiency Academy with Greg Duncan

Assistant Head of School and Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Education: University of Canberra, B.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 1994
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor, Community Service Leader, Braiding Different Strands Diversity Committee, Greening Committee, Outreach Committee, Faculty Hiring Committees
Recent Professional Development: Leadership+Design

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... either Early Women Artists or Japanese Food or The Effect of an Artistic Environment on Young Children.

Grade 3 Teacher

Education: University of Massachusetts, B.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Summer Discoveries Teacher, Community Service
Recent Professional Development: Began graduate program at Valporaiso University; currently enrolled in Introduction to Humane Education course instructed through the Institute for Humane Education

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... ecological photography.