English & Language Arts

Grades 6 and 7 English Teacher

Education: St. Michael's College, B.F.A
Boston College, ​M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2018
Community Activities: coach, Braiding Different Strands, club advisor

Three Thoughts:

If I could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, I would choose... Wayne Gretzky, John Dewey, and Martin Scorsese. These three individuals have given me great joy in my life and I would love to meet them all.

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 Social Studies Teacher; Middle School Social Studies Department Chair

Education: Harvard College, A.B.
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Lesley University, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Coach, Capstone Mentor, Braiding Different Strands Committee, SEED Facilitator
Recent Professional Development: National Council of Teachers of English Conference; Leaf and Pen Writing Retreat; AISNE Accreditation Visiting Committee

Grade 5 English and Social Studies 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

Grades 7 and 8 English Teacher; Middle School English Department Chair

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 4 Teacher

Education: University of Tennessee, B.A., M.S.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2002
Community Activities: Capstone mentor, associate teacher mentor, professional learning community facilitator, after school enrichment teacher
Recent Professional Development: SEED, Literacy for All Conference

Grade 3 Teacher

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