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Meet our New Staff!
Kathryn Bauman-Hill, EC & Elementary Head
Kathryn is a veteran educator with over 25 years of classroom experience. She first developed her love of working with children through time as a children’s counselor at Martha’s Table and began her formal career as a teacher in 1994 as a Teach for America corps member in Paterson, NJ. Throughout her career, Kathryn has taught various elementary grades in both public and independent schools. She most recently taught 4th Grade at Sidwell Friends. As an educator, Kathryn has taken on numerous peer leadership opportunities.
Kathryn has a bachelor's degree in English and Afro-American Studies (University of Wisconsin); a master’s in Educational Psychology (University of Wisconsin); and she is currently completing a master’s in Education in School Leadership (Harvard University).
Kelly Calixto, Spanish Teacher
Kelly joined Capitol Hill Day School last year as a long-term substitute. A native of Bogata, Colombia, Kelly graduated from the Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia. She has taught Spanish to various ages across the elementary and middle school spectrum, and most recently taught at the Barrie School, an independent progressive education school in Silver Spring, MD.
Emma Feinstein, 7/8 Math
Emma joins Capitol Hill Day School as our new math teacher for 7th and 8th Grade. Emma brings more than 15 years of middle school math teaching experience to Capitol Hill Day School. For the past 6 years she has been teaching at the Blue School in NYC. Emma has master’s degrees in education from both Pace University and Teachers College and an undergraduate degree in math and computer science from Amherst.
Janelle Gómez, 5/6 Math
Janelle brings experience to Capitol Hill Day School as an academic interventionist and a Montessori teacher. Janelle has a Bachelors in Psychology from Florida International University and a Master's in Education from University of Florida, and recently moved from Miami to DC.
Katie Mancini, School Counselor
Katie joins Capitol Hill Day School having recently completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at George Washington University (GWU). Katie brings clinical experience, working with a wide variety of age groups at the Community Counseling Services Clinic at GWU. Katie has training and has conducted research in both play therapy and child and adolescent development.
Sammy Robertson, School Counselor
Samantha joins Capitol Hill Day School having this spring completed her E.d.M in Prevention, Science, and Practice with a concentration in School Counseling at Harvard. In addition to several school counseling placements, Samantha has classroom teaching experience at The Chestnut Hill School in MA.
CaeLa Williams, EC Teacher
CaeLa Williams will partner this year with Jamayca as co-teacher in EC North. As many of you are well aware, CaeLa has been a part of our community in various roles over the past several years. CaeLa has a degree from George Mason University with a focus in early childhood education. It is wonderful to welcome her to Capitol Hill Day School in this full-time capacity.
Elizabeth Yen, Director of Admissions
Elizabeth brings to Capitol Hill Day School a strong background and a deep commitment to working in schools. Since 2012 Elizabeth has been a member of the admissions team at Beauvoir, The National Cathedral Elementary School. Elizabeth has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management. Including her time at Beauvoir, Elizabeth brings to Capitol Hill Day School nearly 15 years of experience working in schools.
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