Social Competency and Health & Wellness

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

Director of Operations

Joined Belmont Day: 2004
Community Activities: coach, greening committee, community service, buildings and grounds committee, health and wellness teacher

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The Pros and Cons of Different Diets.

A Belmont Day student is... special to every faculty and staff member at the school.

Three words that describe my work style are... efficient, fun, and creative.

School Psychologist

Education: Boston College, B.S.
Boston College Lynch School of Education, M.A.
Teachers College, Columbia University, Ph.D.
Joined Belmont Day: 2014
Recent Professional Development: Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Facilitator Training; Presenter at AISNE 2018 Health and Wellness Conference

Three Thoughts:
My favorite children's book is... The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.

School Nurse and Health and Wellness Coordinator

Education: Boston College, B.S.N.
Boston University, M.Div.
Joined Belmont Day: 2013
Community Activities: GSA Advisor and First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor
Recent Professional Development: Presenter at AISNE 2018 Health and Wellness Conference, presenter at NAIS Annual Conference 2019

Three Thoughts:
My favorite children's book is... Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. It makes me laugh, even on the worst days!

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.

Middle School Math Teacher; Grade 7 Advisor

Education: Harvard University, A.B.
Bridgewater State College, Mathematics Licensure
Joined Belmont Day: 2012
Community Activities: Coach, Capstone Mentor, Middle School Club Advisor
Recent Professional Development: The Neuropsychology of Learning Disabilities

Three Thoughts:
My Capstone Project would be... The Impacts of Fracking.

My favorite children's book is... Love You Forever by Robert Munsch.

Pre-kindergarten Teacher

Education: Union College, B.A.
Lesley University, M.Ed.
Joined Belmont Day: 2008
Community Activities: Health and Wellness Teacher, Associate Teacher Professor, Community Service, Belmont Day Associate Teacher 2007–2008
Recent Professional Development: Presenter at AISNE 2018 Health and Wellness Conference; Steering Committee Member, The Wonder of Learning Boston 2018, a project of the Boston Area Reggio Inspired Network