Grade 8

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! 

Grades 7 and 8 Social Studies

Education: University of Massachusetts Boston, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined BDS: 2018
Community Activities: community service, coach, middle school club advisor

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... Creating Sustainable Cities

Three words that describe my work style... efficient, creative, spontaneous

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

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

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

Director of High School Placement

Education: Kenyon College, B.A.
Boston University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2003
Community Activities: Grades 7 & 8 Choices Teacher, Community Service

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The Impact Exposure to Music Has On Learning and the Brain.

Things I love about Belmont Day are... the welcoming environment, the excitement and encouragement to step out of your comfort zone, and my dedicated colleagues.

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Education: Corporación Univarsitaria CENDA, B.A.
Universidad del Valle, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2014
Community Activities: Capstone mentor, SEED facilitator
Recent Professional Development: Teach21 at the School at Columbia University; Differentiated Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom

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