Corwith Cramer — Upper School English
Cory will be joining the Upper School as an English teacher. Cory holds an M.A. in teaching English from the Teachers College at Columbia University and a B.A. in classics/philosophy from Colby College.
Cory is coming from Los Olivos, California, where for the past two years he taught freshmen and sophomore English at Midland School. Over the past seven years, he has taught in a wide variety of schools from the Waramadong Secondary School in Guyana to the Latin School of Chicago, and from the deck of a schooner to the classrooms of the New York City public schools. Thanks to this traveling lifestyle, Cory has gained a wide perspective of educational models which helped develop his teaching capability.
Julie Delinsky — Middle School Counselor
Julie has accepted our offer to be the part-time Middle School counselor. Julie has worn many hats at Bullis, most recently as our varsity field hockey coach. She has also served as our girls’ athletic director, an admissions associate and a 7th and 8th grade health teacher. As many of you know, Julie left a full-time position here to pursue a master’s degree and national certification in counseling. Her commitment to the school is clear and we are thrilled she is joining us! Her position will be slightly different than Karen Phillips’: Julie will work with GLCs and grade level teams to plan advisory and she will work in the Lower School as well.
Joy Foust — Lower and Middle School Librarian
Joy is Bullis’ new LS/MS librarian. Initially, the search committee was impressed by Joy’s credentials and experience, but her personal qualities, warmth, exuberance and positive attitude won us over. Her sample lessons with LS and MS students in Frazier Stowers’ and Kate Powell’s classrooms were engaging, age-appropriate and fun.
Joy “relish[es] the opportunity to collaborate with teachers.” Most recently she was the director of the upper school library at the Randolph School in Huntsville, Alabama. Joy is a team player and served on numerous committees at Randolph: Academic Council, Strategic Planning and Technology Integration. She was also the chair of the Summer Reading Committee. Prior to working at Randolph, Joy was an assistant librarian at National Cathedral School.
Danielle Martyn — Middle School Athletic Director
Danielle was the unanimous choice by the committee for her organization, work ethic and commitment to excellence. She comes to Bullis from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, where was the assistant athletic director for three years. As assistant AD, Danielle’s responsibilities included doing all the middle school’s athletic scheduling, managing the school’s athletic website, tracking athletic credit for each student, as well as being an advisor. She was also the head varsity field hockey coach, and has coached several other sports at both the middle and upper school levels. Her familiarity with area schools will be an asset as she understands the competitive balance of local schools.
Danielle believes that middle school students should strive for team success, but more importantly sportsmanship, teamwork and spirit. She also understands the importance of community, and is willing to give a helping hand wherever she is needed. Danielle has an ability to gain respect from the students she encounters on the field and in the classroom, as well as from the coaches with whom she works. Danielle’s care for students and work ethic will allow her to fit right in with our school’s commitment to community.
Dr. Marilyn Moreno — Middle School Principal
Marilyn brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise, having worked as a classroom teacher, principal and executive leader in education for more than 26 years. She was most recently the area assistant superintendent and instructional director for Prince George’s County Public Schools, where she has been responsible for middle and elementary schools and pre-K through 8th grade academies and specialty centers. Prior to that position, Marilyn served as a regional director overseeing high schools, middle schools and elementary schools, was the coordinating supervisor managing instructional programs and curriculum writing for special area programs, and was a principal, assistant principal and curriculum specialist. She also taught curriculum development and instructional methods as an adjunct professor at Bowie State University and McDaniel College.
Marilyn believes that quality instructional leadership is the key to success in any role. Toward that end, she works collaboratively with colleagues to define the instructional program and provide professional development opportunities to promote continued growth for staff members. She has also placed a high priority on organizational management and positive school climates by working closely with community members.
As an added bonus, Marilyn is not just a professional educator but also a Bullis parent. Her daughter Ariana is in the Upper School freshman class. In her role as both parent and administrator, Marilyn is sure to provide insightful leadership, understanding and passion.
Louisa Morris — Middle School Visual Arts
We are thrilled that Louisa Morris has accepted our offer to teach MS art. She will teach 6th, 7th and 8th grades, advise 7th grade and teach an US art class. Louisa has taught students at all age levels, but has spent most of her time with students in the middle years. She taught at an all-boys school in London and two co-ed schools in California. She moved to Arlington, Virginia, this year.
Every one of our students loved her sample lesson; she engaged them and had them drawing. Every person who interviewed her loved her can-do attitude and positive energy.
Rachel Newman — Upper School Social Studies
Rachel will join the Upper School as a social studies teacher. She holds an M.A. in social studies education and a B.A in elementary education, both from the University of Iowa.
Rachel has experience teaching history, humanities, civic education and service-learning. She recently completed advanced studies in history and social studies pedagogy at the University of Iowa. She worked closely with several faculty members who invited her to teach the class “Women and the Civil War,” facilitate a summer institute on Global Education and supervise student teachers for the fall 2011 semester.
Prior to grad school, Rachel worked for four years at Scattergood Friends School, a Quaker school in Iowa. She taught U.S. history, AP U.S. history, global issues, humanities and art, and directed service learning projects for students of diverse backgrounds in grades 9-12.
Megan Rose — Fifth Grade Homeroom
Meghan has been appointed to the new fifth grade teaching position. Meghan is a scholar and an athlete. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with honors and played Division I lacrosse there for four years. Meghan comes to us from Bethesda Elementary School where she taught 4th grade.
Meghan exudes confidence, warmth and intelligence. Her demonstration lesson was rigorous and engaging, and she captured the students’ attention as she described taking a foul shot to win the game for her team. You may recognize her photo because she’s been coaching the Bullis JV lacrosse team this spring. During her interview, many students ran to greet her. When you see Meghan here this summer, please run and greet her, too!
Emily Simpson — Middle School Math
Emily Simpson joins the Middle School team as a math teacher. Emily is a graduate of Washington College and brings a number of rich experiences to her classroom. She has interned at Centreville Middle School and done TA work at Chestertown Middle School, and worked at the CCBC Catonsville Camp Heritage for the past seven years. Emily has gained global experience while studying ethnomusicology, anthropology and linear algebra in South Africa.
Dr. Daniel TerBush — Upper School Science
Daniel will join the Upper School as a chemistry teacher. He holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology and a B.S in cell and molecular biology from the University of Michigan. In 2009 he decided to change career paths from being a research scientist and a college professor at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and went through the Post-baccalaureate Certification Program at the University of Maryland to learn to teach high school chemistry.
Dr. TerBush is an experienced chemistry, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology teacher. He comes to Bullis from the Washington International School where he taught pre-IB chemistry (to 9th and 10th graders) and higher level diploma program chemistry (to 11th and 12th graders) for two years. He also taught chemistry for one year at Rockville High School.