New Additions to Our Outstanding Lower School Team
School’s out for summer!
However, fall will be upon us sooner than we know it.
I am looking forward to continuing the progressive work that
Betsy Kelly facilitated in the Lower School. Get ready! We are changing and
growing as a Lower School team as we ready ourselves for the upcoming school
year. It is with great excitement that I
introduce some new additions to our outstanding Lower School team.
Second Grade: Jeff Alexander
Jeff comes to Bullis from Sidwell Friends
where he taught first grade for 14 years. He has a master’s in early childhood
education from the prestigious Bank Street College. In addition to his passion
for teaching, Jeff is also passionate about the outdoors and creates extensive
integrated experiences for his students.
Third Grade: Kendall
Kendall taught 3rd grade at Bullis from
2004-2008. Most recently, Kendall has been the Bullis Lower School reading specialist. Kendall generates excitement for reading throughout the Lower
School. She has a master’s in elementary education from Johns Hopkins University
and an undergraduate degree in English from Hobart-William Smith College.
Fourth Grade: Jenny
Jenny comes to Bullis
from Beauvoir School where she co-taught 3rd grade for two years. In 2009,
Jenny earned a B.A. in psychology from NYU, and in 2012 she earned her M.A. in education
from Harvard University. While living in Boston, Jenny taught remedial math and
reading in a charter high school. Jenny “loves the excitement, energy and
curiosity students bring to the classroom everyday.”
School STEM: Mark Walter
For the past eight years, Mark taught science in Boston
public schools. He provided students
with experiences that brought them outside of the classroom whenever possible
through nature activities and projects. He
loves teaching science because it is such a natural integration of the real
world into many other disciplines including literacy, math and social studies.
Lower and Middle School Art: Lindy Russell-Heymann
Lindy has a master’s in art education from Ohio State
University. An enthusiastic teacher, Lindy has been teaching art to students in
grades K-8 at E.L. Haynes Charter School in Washington, D.C., for the past eight
years. In 2008, Lindy won the “Power of Art” award from the Robert Rauschenberg
Foundation and in 2010 she was a finalist for the Mayor’s Award for Arts
Lower School Reading Specialist: Jennifer Cooper
Jennifer Cooper substituted at Bullis this fall while
Kendall Strickler was on maternity leave. Passionate about teaching reading,
Jennifer has a B.A. in English from George Mason University and a master’s in teaching
from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, Jennifer recently received
her graduate certificate in emergent literacy from Johns Hopkins University. For
the past five years, Jennifer has worked as a literacy specialist for the
Greenzaid Early Childhood Center in Potomac.