World Languages

Grade 5 Foundations for Language Learning Teacher; Grade 6 Latin Teacher; Grade 7 Co-coordinator

Joined Belmont Day: 2018

Nicole Buck joins us from Heritage Academy in Arizona, and she is returning home. She has taught in Waltham and is a graduate of the Lynch School at Boston College.

Middle School Spanish Teacher; Grade 8 Coordinator

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

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.

Grade 5 Foundations for Language Learning; Grades 7 & 8 French Teacher; Capstone Coordinator

Education: Principia College, B.A.
Middlebury College, M.A.
Joined Belmont Day: 2007
Community Activities: Capstone Mentor, Community Service, Model United Nations Advisor, Middle School Advisor
Recent Professional Development: Responsive Classroom for Specialists; Model United Nations training at the UN Association of Greater Boston; week long seminar on assessment at the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition; Proficiency Academy with Greg Duncan