Summer Discoveries

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

Summer, After School, and Enrichment Programs Administrator

Joined Belmont Day: 2015

Three Thoughts:
My favorite children's book is... One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss. Anything written by Dr. Seuss is awesome.

One thing I love about Belmont Day is... the diversity within the school.

Chef and Kitchen Manager

Education: McGill University, B.A.
New England Culinary Institute
Joined Belmont Day: 2010
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor, Summer Program Teacher, Community Service
Recent Professional Development: New Life Leadership Program at the John Stalker Institute

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... to research what community means in different cultures around the world.

Director of Summer Programs

Education: Villanova University, B.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2005

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be about... How to lay tile, replace a shower head, fix a hole in the ceiling, hang something really heavy on the wall. You get the idea, I'd love to be handy, but don't know where to start!

Three words that describe my work style... collaborative, efficient, thoughtful.

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.

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.

Director of After School and Enrichment Programs

Education: Hollins University, B.A.
University of Massachusetts, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2013
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor; After School & Enrichment Teacher; Summer Program Teacher
Recent Professional Development: Responsive Classroom for Specialists; Stanley H. King Counseling Institute: Counseling for the Non-Counselor

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... Dressage.

Grades 7 and 8 English Teacher; Grade 8 Advisor

Education: Emerson College, B.F.A.
Simmons College, M.A., M.A.T.
Joined Belmont Day: 2013
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor, Braiding Different Strands Committee, Sunshine Committee, Community Service, Middle School Club Advisor
Recent Professional Development: AISNE Diversity Workshop; Facing History and Ourselves: Rethinking Teaching Mockingbird

Grade 3 Teacher

Education: Wellesley College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2006
Community Activities: Coach, Capstone Mentor, Board of Trustees, Community Service, Summer Discoveries Teacher, Belmont Day Associate Teacher 2006-2007
Recent Professional Development: Learning Differences Conference

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be...The Art of Mountain Biking.

Grade 3 Teacher

Education: University of Massachusetts, B.S.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Summer Discoveries Teacher, Community Service
Recent Professional Development: Began graduate program at Valporaiso University; currently enrolled in Introduction to Humane Education course instructed through the Institute for Humane Education

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... ecological photography.