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

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.

Associate Director of Building 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 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.

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.

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