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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

Most recently Melissa was a preschool teacher at the Radcliffe Childcare Center. She has also worked in an Early Head Start classroom as well as at a Reggio Emilia-based private school.

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

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.

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.

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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