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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.

Kindergarten Teacher

Education: State University of New York, B.S., M.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2019
Recent Professional Development: Fundations training, Responsive Classroom training, and Maker Mindset Workshop

Three Thoughts:

If I could have dinner with anyone dead or alive who would it be ... my parents and my sister. They live in central New York, so dinners together aren’t as frequent as they used to be!

Three words that describe my work style are ... joyful, dedicated, and thoughtful.

Early Childhood and Extended Day Teacher

Education: Kenyon College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2018
Community Activities: community service
Recent Professional Development: Supporting Early Childhood Students During Classroom Transitions

Three Thoughts:

Three words that describe my work style... child-focused, joyful, organized.

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

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! 

Music Teacher

Education: Hartt College of Music, B.M.
University of Massachusetts, M.M.
Boston University, M.M.
Joined Belmont Day: 1999
Community Activities: Braiding Different Strands Diversity Committee, Music Lessons, Capstone Mentor
Recent Professional Development: Studied private music lessons; Responsive Classroom for Specialists

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... a study of retrofitting music keyboards with M.I.D.I. Technology.

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

Learning Specialist, Reading

Education: Colby College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 1996
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor
Recent Professional Development: Advanced Strategies to Improve Executive Function Skills through Landmark School Outreach Program

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The Science of Sleep.

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

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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