Welcome to MCDS Lower School! This is my 22nd year at MCDS. Many of those years I spent as a second grade teacher. Last year I enjoyed learning more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) as I served in the role of Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator. The lower school has always been a place where students develop a love of learning. The IB PYP adds to this joy by allowing students to have agency and go on an inquiry based, transdisciplinary learning journey. Students get to explore many different disciplines such as learning Spanish, taking piano lessons, and conducting science experiments. In addition, students attend lower school assemblies twice a week during which time character traits from the IB Learner Profile are discussed. Every child is truly known in our engaging classes.
MCDS is a special place. It has been amazing to see it grow and evolve over the last 22 years. I have twin sons who will be sophomores this year and enjoy being active by hiking and playing sports. I am a lifelong learner who loves to read both professionally and for enjoyment. I’m happy to talk more about MCDS, so please reach out with questions.
Interim Head of Lower School