Grade 4

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.

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

Lower School Learning Specialist

Education: Lesley University, M.Ed.
Bowdoin College, B.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2017
Community Activities: community service
Recent Professional Development: "Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency" course at Landmark School Outreach Program; Orton-Gillingham training

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

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. 

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.

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