Grade 6

World Percussion Music Ensemble Teacher

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

Theater Arts 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.

Theater Arts Teacher

Education: Brandeis University, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2001
Community Activities: Ensembles program coordinator, community service, faculty mentor, Capstone mentor and presentation coach, graduation speech coach, Faculty SEED
Recent Professional Development: Multicultural Teaching Institute; American Alliance for Theatre and Education: Devise and Conquer, Exploring Methods of Devising Theater

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.

Lower School and 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.

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

Director of Athletics

Education: Bates College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Capstone mentor, health and wellness teacher, middle school cubs advisor
Recent Professional Development: Positive Coaching Alliance

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... We Are What We Eat: The Relationship Between Diet and Disease.

Someone I admire is... Angela Larkan, founder of Thanda.

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 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)

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