Grade 5

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 5 Math and Science Teacher

Education: Dartmouth College, B.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2019

Emma joins Belmont Day from Excel Academy Charter School where she has taught fifth grade math for the last seven years and served as the fifth grade team leader since 2017. She was also a seventh grade math teacher at Salem Academy Charter School.

Three Thoughts: 
If I could have dinner with anyone dead or alive it would be ... Beethoven, Brahms, and Bach. I'd love to see them all together and hear them discuss their musical styles.

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

Grade 5 Foundations for Language Learning Teacher; Grade 6 Latin Teacher; Grade 7 Co-coordinator

Joined Belmont Day: 2018

Nicole Buck joins us from Heritage Academy in Arizona, and she is returning home. She has taught in Waltham and is a graduate of the Lynch School at Boston College.

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

Physical Education and Athletics; After School Teacher

Joined Belmont Day: 2016
Community Activities: Enrichment Teacher

Three Thoughts:
Three words that describe my work style... strategic, expressive, emotionally-oriented

My favorite children's author is... Brian Jacques and his Redwall series

If I could give a child one quality it would be... the ability to listen

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

Innovation and Art Teacher

Education: St. Joseph's University, B.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2012
Community Activities: middle school advisor; Capstone; school photography
Recent Professional Development: Design Thinking Institute at the Nueva School

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The History of Special Effects.

My favorite children's book is... Snug as a Bug by Michael Elsohn Ross.

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.

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