Grade 6

Middle School Learning Specialist; Middle School Focus Teacher

Education: ​St. Lawrence University, B.A., Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2019
Community Activities: Sunshine Committee, Middle School Club Advisor

Three Thoughts:
My favorite children's book is ... Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

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

Grades 7 & 8 Science Teacher; Grade 7 Advisor

Education: Oberlin College, B.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2019
Recent Professional Development: Multicultural Teaching Institute at the Meadowbrook School and the Maker Mindset Workshop at Belmont Day

Three Thoughts:

My Capstone project would be ... Gathering stories about the ways that specific communities have organized around protecting local endangered species.

Middle School Math Teacher; Grade 8 Advisor

Education: Michigan State University, B.A., M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2019
Recent Professional Development: Multicultural Teaching Institute and Exeter’s Mathematics Institute

Three Thoughts:
What I love about BDS is ... how I always feel welcome!

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

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

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 6 and 7 Latin Teacher; Grade 7 Coordinator and Advisor

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.

Middle School Math Teacher; Grade 6 Advisor; Middle School Math Department Chair

Education: Valparaiso University, B.S., Wichita State University, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2018
Community Activities: Coach, community service
Recent Professional Development: Singapore Mathematics training

Grades 6 and 7 English Teacher; Grade 6 Advisor, Middle School English Department Chair

Education: St. Michael's College, B.F.A
Boston College, ​M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2018
Community Activities: coach, Braiding Different Strands, club advisor

Three Thoughts:

If I could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, I would choose... Wayne Gretzky, John Dewey, and Martin Scorsese. These three individuals have given me great joy in my life and I would love to meet them all.

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

Guitar Ensemble Teacher

Education: Brandeis University, B.A.
New England Conservatory, M.M.
Joined Belmont Day: 2014

World Percussion Music Ensemble Teacher

Education: New England Conservatory, B.M., M.M.
Boston University, D.M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2015

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