Klingenstein Summer Institute 2018 Cohort
Emma Bechill has been teaching fifth grade for one year and has been at Community Partnership School, a co-ed, day school in Philadelphia, PA since 2014. Prior to teaching fifth grade, she taught second grade for three years. Emma graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is currently enrolled at Temple University in the Master of Science in Education in Accomplished Teaching program.
Kendall Beeman has been teaching history for three years and has been at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles, a co-ed day school in Los Angeles, CA since 2016. After graduating from Northwestern University, she started her teaching career as a history teaching fellow at Phillips Academy, Andover. In the fall of 2018, she will start teaching at Marlborough School, a girls day school in Los Angeles. This year, Kendall taught seventh grade, eighth grade, and AP US Government and Politics.
David Bell has been teaching history and Chinese language for five years and has been at Friends Seminary, a co-ed, K-12 Quaker day school in New York City since 2013. David grew up in western North Carolina. He received his B.A. from Amherst College, majoring in Asian languages and civilizations, and his M.A. in history from National Taiwan University. The focus of his research is the history of institutions and society in early China. David led a school trip to China in 2013, and is currently a faculty sponsor for the Gay Straight Alliance and the Asian Culture Club.
Virginia Benitez has been teaching English for three years and has been at Crossroads School for the Arts and Sciences, a co-ed progressive independent school in Santa Monica, CA since 2015.
Deb Berlin has been teaching science for two years and has been at The Rashi School, a co-ed Jewish independent school in Dedham, MA since 2011. Deb earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and cognitive studies from Goucher College, and a M.Ed. in elementary education from Lesley University. She loves bringing students outdoors for class, and seeing the looks on their faces when they discover something new and exciting.
Emma Bracker has been teaching history for three years and has been at Westtown School, a co-ed, day and boarding school in West Chester, PA, since 2015. Emma graduated from Haverford College where she completed a B.A. in history and was a member of the women's lacrosse team. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Westtown, she is the Girls Varsity Lacrosse coach and a dorm parent for 10th and 11th grade girls.
Cecily Burrill has been teaching chemistry and biology for five years and has been at Jewish Community High School of the Bay, a co-ed day school in San Francisco, CA, since 2013. She is finishing her first year as dean of math and science. She holds an undergraduate master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Oxford and a doctorate in genetics from the University of California, San Francisco. Born and raised in San Francisco, she is an active alumna of the Hamlin School and San Francisco University High School.
Brisa Camacho-Lovell has been teaching Spanish for two years and has been at Redwood Day, a co-ed day school in Oakland, CA, since 2016. A native of Oakland where she now teaches, Brisa has enjoyed reconnecting with her own middle and high school Spanish teachers for guidance in her first years of teaching.
Emma Chiappetta has been teaching mathematics for four years at Wasatch Academy, an independent boarding school in Utah. She earned her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Bowdoin College in 2011 and her master's degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College in 2013. Emma has wanted to be a teacher since preschool. In her classroom, Emma focuses on educating each student individually by facilitating a competency based curriculum where students learn the material at their own pace.
Erin Coffey has been teaching upper school biology for three years and has been at Trinity School, a co-ed day school in New York, NY, since 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale in 2009 and her Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.
Caleb Corliss has been teaching science for four years and has been at St. Mark's School, a co-ed day and boarding school in Southborough, MA since 2017.
Doug Davis has been teaching for the past two years at Berkshire School, a co-ed boarding school in Sheffield, MA. At Berkshire, Doug taught both ninth and 11th grade English and was the varsity boys basketball coach. Doug was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from The Hun School of Princeton and later Princeton University. Outside of the classroom, Doug is either advising students on how to navigate boarding school life in both academic and social spaces, or leading SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) seminars for Berkshire faculty. Doug will be starting at Princeton Day School in September.
Kim Davis has been teaching kindergarten for nearly three years and has been at the Poly Prep Country Day School, a co-ed school in Brooklyn, NY since 2015. Kim earned her B.B.A. in human resources management from CUNY Baruch College. After spending 17 years in the legal field as an Administrative Assistant and Office Manager, she decided it was time to change careers in order to follow her dream of becoming an educator. She received her master's degree in childhood education from CUNY Brooklyn College.
Ashley Donovan has been teaching pre-K for two years and has been at The Chestnut Hill School, a co-educational day school in Chestnut Hill, MA since 2014. Ashley received her bachelor's degree from Skidmore College and her master's degree from Boston College, both in the field of philosophy. In the classroom, she combines her two passions, teaching young children and philosophy, as metacognition and flexible thought are the foundation of the curriculum.
Pallavi Dhody Dwivedi has been teaching English Literature for four years and has been at the Pathways School, a co-ed day school in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India since 2014. Pallavi teaches both the IB Middle Years Programme as well as the IB Diploma Programme at the school, and is also the Model United Nations Conferences Coordinator. She completed her graduate studies at Nottingham University, England, and her M.Phil at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Pallavi has previously worked with the UNDP in India, and has also worked in the public policy space for teacher training and education policy reform.
Kendall Early has been teaching math for three years and has been at St. Anne's Episcopal School, a co-ed day school in Denver, CO, since 2015. He graduated from Stanford University in 2013 with a degree in sociology and a minor in economics. After graduating, Kendall taught math in Atlanta, GA, for two years. He then returned to St. Anne's to teach at the lower and middle school that he attended. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Kendall is a sixth-grade advisor, and he is able to enjoy his love of sports through coaching both basketball and lacrosse.
Erik Faust has been teaching AP Calculus AB, AP Environmental Science and geometry for four years and has been at the Laguna Blanca School, a co-ed day school, in Santa Barbara, CA since 2014.
Jackson Fleming has been teaching Latin for three years and has been at the Loomis Chaffee School, a co-ed day and boarding school in Windsor, CT since 2015. Prior to teaching at Loomis Chaffee, he graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, after attending the Roxbury Latin School in Boston, MA, where he grew up. In addition to his teaching responsibilities he also serves as a dorm head and coaches tennis and soccer.
Melissa Flynn has been teaching high school math for four years and has been at The Prairie School, a co-ed day school in Racine, WI since 2017. Melissa graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a degree in theatre. She continued her studies through Notre Dame by earning her master's in education while working in a low-income school in southern Mississippi.
Sara Forbes has been teaching Spanish as well as English as an Additional Language (EAL) for five years and has been at the International School of Panama, a co-ed day in Panama City, Panama since 2017.
Hannah Gousse has been teaching biology for three years and has been at Kent School, a co-ed boarding school in Kent, CT since 2017. Hannah graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2015 with a B.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology and an M.S. in conservation and biodiversity. Hannah has taught anatomy and physiology, ecology, AP Biology, science research and chemistry in addition to biology.
Heidi Gruber has been teaching humanities for four years and has been at Crystal Springs Uplands School, a co-ed day school in Belmont, CA since January of 2018. She taught and lived on dorm at Asheville School in North Carolina for three years after graduating from Davidson College.
Camille Hackney has been teaching Spanish for two years and has been at Montgomery Bell Academy, a boys day school in Nashville, TN since 2016. She graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Anthropology and a minor in education. She earned a master's degree in the teaching and learning of Spanish as a foreign language from the Instituto Franklin Teach and Learn Program at The University of Alcalá de Henares in Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
Seth Hagen has taught middle and upper school English for four years and has been at the Walker School, a co-ed day school in Marietta, GA since 2014. In addition to teaching, Seth coaches middle school baseball. A former attorney, Seth received his B.A. from Tulane University, a J.D. from the University of Southern California and an LL.M in taxation from NYU before returning to school to earn a master's in literary studies from Georgia State University in 2013.
Nancy Hardison has been teaching middle school math for five years and has been at the James River Day School, a co-ed day school in Lynchburg, VA, since 2013. Her love of math first took root at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1996 with a B.S. in biology with honors, a minor in chemistry, and an emphasis in art. After creating bio-luminescent, transgenic zebrafish at Duke University and starting her own business, Nancy and her family moved to Lynchburg where she discovered her true passion: teaching.
Evan Harris has been teaching English and history for two years and has been at the Orme School, a co-ed, boarding school near Sedona, AZ since 2016. Evan has a B.A. in English literature from Vanderbilt University. Before teaching, Evan worked in the music industry in Nashville and Los Angeles.
Patrick Harris teaches English language arts and social studies and has been at the Bishop Walker School for Boys, a boys day school in Washington, D.C., for one year. A native of Detroit, MI, Patrick has dreamed of being a teacher since he was in first grade. Patrick is passionate about using non-traditional texts to facilitate units of studies among his students that encourage meaningful discourse around race, power, and privilege in the United States.
James Herman has been teaching eighth grade humanities for four years and has been at Parish Episcopal School, a co-ed day school in Dallas, TX, since 2014. In addition to his teaching duties, James serves on two committees as a part of Parish's Reimagine School initiative, and he currently coaches cross country, basketball, and Quiz Bowl at the middle school level. In the past, he has helped coach soccer and track & field.
Stella Heyliger-Mulatu has been teaching first grade as a head teacher, and now a co-teacher for five years and has been at The Town School, a co-ed day school in New York City, since 2014. Prior to teaching at Town, she was an assistant, and then head teacher at The Children's Storefront school in Harlem. Stella has also taught internationally, having spent almost two years teaching English and running an after-school and summer program at an orphan-care center in Hawassa, Ethiopia. Stella received her bachelor's degree in Africana studies from Vassar College in 2006 and has recently graduated from Hunter College with a master's degree in early childhood special education.
Alyssa Hoffman has been teaching fourth grade at Hawken School, a co-ed day school in Lyndhurst, OH for one year. Previously, she taught at Children's Community School (first/second and fifth/sixth multi-age classrooms) and Beth Hillel Day School (second grade) in Los Angeles, CA for four years. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor of Education with concentrations in reading and language arts and social studies from The Ohio State University. She received her teaching credential from Antioch University Los Angeles.
Susie Howe has been teaching Latin for three years and has been at the Elgin Academy, a co-ed day school in Elgin, IL since 2016. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Civilization from Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University.
Marie Keating has been teaching lower elementary school for four years and has been at Woodland School, a co-ed, day school in Portola Valley, CA since 2016. Marie graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in humanities and her teaching credential before teaching abroad in Thailand and then transferring out to her home state, California.
Emori Keyer has been teaching upper school English for four years and has been at the Louisville Collegiate School, a co-ed day school in Louisville, KY, since 2014. She graduated from Miami University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and a minor in marketing. She then earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Bellarmine University in 2014. In addition to teaching, Emori serves as the ninth grade dean, book club advisor and writing center coordinator.
Erin Kirchner has been teaching language arts for three years and has been at the Greene Street Friends School, a co-ed Quaker day school in Philadelphia, PA, since 2016. She graduated from Dickinson College in May 2015.
Karin Knudson has been teaching mathematics, statistics, and computer science for four years and has been at Phillips Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Andover, MA since 2014. She completed her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Texas, studying compressive sensing and Bayesian statistics as applied to computational neuroscience.
Christina Kratzman has been teaching upper school Spanish for five years and has been at Rutgers Preparatory School, a co-ed day school in Somerset, NJ since 2017. Christina previously taught, ran a dorm and coached for four years at Trinity-Pawling School, a boys boarding school in Pawling, NY. Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Bates College and a Master of Arts in Spanish from Middlebury College.
Anna LaSala-Goettler has been teaching French and comparative literature for three years at the Taft School, a co-ed boarding high school, in Watertown, CT. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Middlebury College, where she received her B.A. in comparative literature and music, then a master's degree in comparative literature at Dartmouth and most recently a M.S. in education at the University of Pennsylvania. At Taft, Anna is the director for the Global Studies and Service Diploma Program. She also coaches volleyball and basketball, and beginning next fall, will be the head of a ninth and 10th grade girls dormitory.
Stella Leach has been teaching French for five years and has been at The Lawrenceville School, a co-ed boarding school in Lawrenceville, NJ since 2015. Stella coaches soccer and softball at the Lawrenceville School and is an active member of residential life, residing in one of the school's houses for sophomore and junior girls. Stella attended St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, and graduated in 2013 with a B.A. in francophone studies.
Ivy Anastasia Alphonse Leja has been teaching English for three years and has been at the Collegiate School, a boys day school in New York City, since September, 2016. She graduated from The Lawrenceville School in 2010 and returns to campus annually for alumni association events, and to check-in with beloved faculty. She completed her B.A. at Brown University in 2014. After Klingenstein, Ivy will head to Teachers College for the INSTEP Program in July, 2018 to work on her M.A.
BJ Love has been teaching English and creative writing for three years and has been at the Emery/Weiner School, a Jewish day school in Houston, TX, since 2015. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, BJ has taught all over the world, and has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Recent work can be found in Gulf Coast, The North American Review and Dig if You Will a Picture: Writers Reflect on Prince.
Morgann Lyles has been teaching French for four years and has been at Asheville School, a co-ed boarding and day school in Asheville, North Carolina, since 2017. Morgann received her B.A. in French and African American studies from the University of Georgia in 2012. After working as a Fulbright English teaching assistant in France for one year, she earned her M.A. in education from Stanford University in 2014. Morgann previously taught French at public schools in Lancaster, CA and Charlotte, NC. At Asheville School, she enjoys serving as a dorm parent, assisting with the dance program, and coaching track.
Beau Macksoud has been teaching Spanish for two years at Kingswood Oxford School, a co-ed day school in West Hartford, CT. Before this, he was a tour guide in 14 countries in Central and South America for three years. He learned Spanish while living in Madrid, Spain for five years where he taught English, published a hiking guidebook, and founded a hiking company amongst many other fun endeavors. While living there he attended Middlebury College's language program. The previous summer, he rode his bicycle across the United States to learn more about the country and its people.
Elizabeth (Liz) MacLauchlan has been teaching physics, engineering and chemistry for four years and has been at Wilbraham and Monson Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Wilbraham, MA since 2014. In addition to teaching, Liz is the girls cross country coach and a dorm parent in Rich Hall. Liz attended Mount Holyoke College where she majored in chemistry and minored in biology, did materials science research in the Jayathialake group and was an varsity athlete with the cross country and track team.
Denis Maguire has been teaching math for three years and has been at the Dublin School, a co-ed boarding high school in Dublin, NH since 2015. He grew up in Duxbury, MA before attending Bowdoin College, where he majored in mathematics.
Lynsie Mandt has been teaching kindergarten or first grade for three years and has been at the North Broward Preparatory School, a co-ed day school for local students and an international boarding school for middle and high school students, in Coconut Creek, FL, for one year. Lynsie Mandt graduated from Bethany College, WV.
Bess McKinney has been teaching history for four years and has been at the Eastside Preparatory School, a co-ed day school in Kirkland, WA since 2015. Bess is passionate about helping all students feeling included and seen at Eastside Prep and about helping her students think beyond their own lives. She will be serving as the coordinator of equity and inclusion next year in addition to teaching history classes.
Kristine Nakada has been teaching mathematics for five years. From 2013-16, she taught at Northfield Mount Hermon School, a co-ed boarding school in Gill, MA. From 2016-18, she taught at Polytechnic School, a co-ed day school in Pasadena, CA. This fall, she will be teaching at Sequoyah School, a co-ed day school in Pasadena, CA. She has coached soccer for the past five years and she has coached track and field for three years.
Natalie Naranjo has been teaching math for three years and has been at Marin Academy, a co-ed day school in San Rafael, CA since 2016.
Gregor Nazarian has been teaching history for five years and has been at the College Preparatory School, a co-ed day school in Oakland, CA, since 2017. He studied history and Middle Eastern studies at Yale and Georgetown and taught in Beirut, Lebanon for four years.
Anastazia Neely has been teaching fourth and fifth grades for four years and has been at the Convent of the Sacred Heart School at 91st Street - the oldest independent all-girls school in New York, NY - since 2016. She is a graduate of both Hampton University and Columbia University in the City of New York.
Bianca Neri has been teaching social studies classes since 2013 and has been at the American Nicaraguan School, a co-ed, day school in Managua, Nicaragua since August 2017. Prior to Managua, Nicaragua, she taught at the American School of Doha in Doha, Qatar and Freedom High School in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Bianca is a graduate of the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University where she earned her B.A. in international affairs and Montana State University where she earned her M.Ed.
Stephanie Neul has been teaching mathematics for two years and has been at Choate Rosemary Hall, a co-ed day and boarding school in Wallingford, CT since 2016. Stephanie graduated from Williams College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and English. In addition to teaching math at Choate, Stephanie coaches girls crew in the fall and spring and girls thirds basketball in the winter.
Stephen Nicholson has been teaching math and science for two years and has been at Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, a co-ed day school in Atlanta, GA since 2016. He is originally from Marlborough, MA. His education is varied and includes chemistry, public health, and philosophy. Stephen is studying to be a Catholic priest within the Jesuit order.
Casey O'Leary has been teaching English and Latin for three years and has been at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, a co-ed day school in New York, NY since 2016.
Jeff Pearson has been teaching Latin for three years and has been at 'Iolani School, a co-ed day school in Honolulu, HI since 2013. Jeff also serves as the curriculum director for S.H.A.R.E., a non-profit organization that creates and runs archaeological and cross-cultural dialogue programs for youth in Israel-Palestine during the summer months.
Sarah Pope has been teaching second grade for one year and has been at Roland Park Country School (RPCS), an all-girls day school in Baltimore, MD since 2015. Sarah coaches varsity and novice rowing in the upper school at RPCS and serves as an alumnae mentor for the Baltimore Girls School Leadership Coalition. She is pursuing a master's degree in elementary education at Towson University.
Aaron Robinson has been teaching social studies for three years and has been at The Roeper School, a co-ed day school in Birmingham, MI since 2016. His initial teaching instruction was through The United States Peace Corps and he has been an avid learner of other cultures ever since. He uses his overseas experiences to engage young students in work that builds empathy and a social justice minded praxis.
Kejia Rui has earned a Master of Science in Education degree from University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she served as a Chinese and English second language teacher at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, a co-ed boarding school in Rabun Gap, GA from 2015 to 2017, where she also coached swimming and led a yoga program. Currently, she is teaching English Language Arts at Tsinglan School, an international school in Guangdong, China.
Andrew Ruston has been teaching mathematics at The Bishop Strachan School, a girls day and boarding school in Toronto, Canada since 2013. He has also held design technology/makerspace roles at the school, helping other teachers develop and facilitate projects involving design thinking, computer programming and fabrication. He studied mathematics at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, and earned his Bachelor of Education at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is passionate about empowering young women through a well-rounded STEM education, particularly as it relates to the intersection of mathematical problem solving and computer science.
Kyle Salkin has been teaching history for four years and has been at the Montclair Kimberley Academy, a K-12 co-ed day school in Montclair, NJ since 2016. Kyle teaches junior U.S. History and sophomore modern world history. She is also the 11th grade dean and advises student government. Outside of school, Kyle enjoys distance running and travel. Kyle received a B.A. in history and M.A. in curriculum and instruction from The George Washington University.
Meredith Salmon has been teaching honors and regular biology for four years at the Peddie School. Located in Hightstown, NJ. Peddie is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12. Meredith started her teaching career in 2014 after graduating from Bloomsburg University and recently earned her Master of Science in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. In addition to teaching, Meredith coaches girls soccer and winter track and serves as a sophomore girls dorm supervisor.
Rosemary Sheets has been teaching fifth grade for two years, beginning in 2016, at Shalom School, a Jewish day school in Sacramento, California. Previously, she taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer at Loukatai Primary School on the island of Tanna in the Republic of Vanuatu, from 2011-2013. She also taught English to elementary and middle school students in Seoul, South Korea from 2014-2016.
Eric Spierer has been teaching history for three years and has been at Groton School, a co-ed, day and boarding school in Groton, MA since 2016. He holds graduate degrees from Columbia University and The London School of Economics and he earned his undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University. Prior to joining Groton's faculty, Eric was a paralegal in New York City and taught at The Derryfield School, his alma mater. Eric coaches girls basketball and boys rowing, is the faculty leader for Jewish Student Life and leads an upper school girls dorm with his wife, Jessica.
Chelsea Stewart has been teaching chemistry and genetics for three years and has been at Harvard-Westlake School, a co-ed day school in Studio City, CA since 2015. Next year she will be teaching chemistry at Lakeside School, a co-ed day school in Seattle, WA.
Kayla Stoler has been teaching history for four years and has been at Redwood Day, a co-ed day school in Oakland, CA since 2016. Her courses include sixth grade ancient civilizations and seventh grade world cultures through the Middle Ages.
Kara Vaughn has been teaching fifth grade writing for two years and has been at New Hope Christian Academy, a co-ed day school in Memphis, TN since 2015. In the fall, she will transition to teach sixth grade English at Hutchison School, a girls day school in Memphis. A curious and creative educator, Kara is energized by ideas, and she values opportunities rich in relationships, collaboration and wonder.
Joe Wagner has been teaching biology for four years at Blair Academy, a co-ed boarding school in Blairstown, NJ, since he left Hamilton College in 2014. He graduated from Hamilton with a B.A. in biology and a minor in religious studies. Joe played varsity baseball at Hamilton and has continued his baseball career on the sidelines, as an assistant coach to Blair's varsity team. Last summer, he worked as a curriculum advisor for Exploration Summer School at Wellesley. He currently lives in and is the housemaster of a junior and senior boys dormitory.
Jean Wan has been teaching French for three years and has been at St. Clement's School, a girls day school in Toronto, Canada, since 2017. She has also taught history and music.
Peter Weiss has been teaching seventh grade social studies at City & Country School, a co-ed day school in New York, NY, since 2015. He began his teaching career at The School at Columbia, also in New York. Before teaching, Pete was a practicing attorney. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds a master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from the George Washington University Law School.
Susannah White has been teaching middle school social studies for two years at the Meadowbrook School of Weston, a co-ed day school in Weston, MA, since 2016. Susannah grew up in Massachusetts and studied anthropology and history at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. In addition to her classroom responsibilities, Susannah co-teaches components of the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum, including A.W.A.R.E (All Working at Racial Equity), Project Equity, and Photo Justice. She also enjoys her work as a sixth grade advisor, professional development committee member, and lacrosse coach.
Amy Wilson has been teaching kindergarten for one year and has been at Sewickley Academy, a co-ed, pre-Kindergarten-grade 12 day school in Sewickley, PA since 2016. Prior to teaching at Sewickley Academy, Amy spent three years teaching at the prestigious Brooke Charter Schools, a kindergarten-grade 8 network in Boston. Amy earned a dual degree in history and musical theatre at American University in 2013. While there, Amy spent a semester at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, where she taught English to local Romany children.
Liz Wong has been teaching science for three years and has been at Greenwood College School, a co-ed day school in Toronto, Canada since 2016. She attended the University of Toronto for her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree and Bachelor of Education. She has also taught in British Columbia, Central America and Spain.
Jordan Wright has been teaching mathematics for four years and has been at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, a co-ed day and boarding school in Rabun Gap, GA, since 2014. He is an independent school student himself, having graduated from the Friends School of Baltimore. He graduated from Davidson College with a double major in mathematics and Hispanic studies.
Megan Zink has been teaching fifth grade for two years and has been at Colegio Maya, a co-ed day school, in Guatemala City, Guatemala since 2016. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA with a degree in elementary education (endorsements in early childhood and special education) and a minor in music.
Benjamin Zucker has been teaching math and science for five years and has been at Maui Preparatory Academy, a co-ed day and boarding school in Lahaina, HI since 2015. Before that, he taught at the Winchendon School, a co-ed boarding and day school in Winchendon, MA from 2013 to 2015. He attended Johns Hopkins University.