Grade 2

Physical Education and Athletics Teacher

Education: Skidmore College, B.A., Bridge-Linguatec TEFL Certification
Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Alex joins Belmont Day from Cambridge Montessori School where he was a physical education teacher since 2008. Alex also served there as the athletics coordinator for nine years and most recently as the assistant director of auxiliary programming.

Grade 2 Teacher

Education: ​Vanderbilt University, B.S., Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2019
Recent Professional Development: Singapore Math, Responsive Classroom, and Maker Mindset workshops

Sunny comes to Belmont Day after completing a master’s degree in language and literacy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was also an instructional aide in a first grade classroom at Morse Elementary School in Cambridge. 

Physical Education and Athletics Teacher

Education: University of Connecticut, B.S., M.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2018
Community Activities: coaching

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone project would be...  to explore a holistic approach to athletic excellence and endurance for each decade of life.

Three words that describe my work style... dedicated, motivated, positive

Music Teacher

Education: Boston University, B.A., M.M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2018
Community Activities: community service
Recent Professional Development: presenter on "Restorative Practices and Implementation in Music Classrooms" at The Conservation Music Education Conference

Visual Arts Teacher and Sustainability Coordinator

Education: Wesleyan University, B.A., M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2002
Community Activities: coach, Capstone mentor, greening committee chair, community service, clubs teacher
Recent Professional Development: Week-long sculpture workshop

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... Japanese Collage and the Art of Chigiri-e.

Things I love about Belmont Day are... all the students, my colleagues, and the Belmont Day Garden! 

Librarian

Education: Wesleyan University, B.A.
Simmons College, M.L.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2012
Community Activities: Community Service
Recent Professional Development: Responsive Classroom for Specialists; Annual American Library Association Conference

Learning Specialist, Reading

Education: Colby College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 1996
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor
Recent Professional Development: Advanced Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills through Landmark School Outreach Program

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The Science of Sleep.

My favorite children's book is... Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.

Grade 6 French Teacher

Education: Universite de Provence, Ph.D.
Joined Belmont Day: 2009
Community Activities: Greening Committee, Capstone Mentor
Recent Professional Development: A Progressive Approach to World Language Instruction; Responsive Classroom for Specialists

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... color blindness in France and color awareness in the United States—the historical reasons behind that choice and how it shaped these societies.

Theater Arts/Music Teacher & Assembly Coordinator

Education: American University, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2014
Community Activities: After school and enrichment teacher, community service
Recent Professional Development: Broadway Teachers Workshop; The American Alliance for Theatre and Education Conference; Responsive Classroom for Specialists

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The History and Impact of Dog Rescue Organizations.

Woodworking and 21st Century Skills Teacher

Education: Boston College, B.A.
Northeastern University, B.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2010
Community Activities: Middle school club advisor, community service
Recent Professional Development: Building Community at Concord River Institute

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... Declining Bee Populations Pose A Threat to Global Agriculture.

If I could give a child one quality it would be... grit. 

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