An Independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, D.C.

Ms. Carol Hilderbrand

Faculty Information

Division
Lower School, Middle School, Intermediate School
Department(s)
Athletics/Physical Ed
Title(s)
K- 12 Chair Physical Education Dept. and LS/, MS/IS PE Teacher & Coach

Contact Information

School Email
(Primary)
School Phone
703-749-6343

Other Information

Biography

"The physical, social and emotional aspects of play keep us alive and connected to ourselves and our community."

Benjamin Franklin once said, "We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." The physical, social and emotional aspects of play keep us alive and connected to ourselves and our community. I knew early in my life that I wanted to be a teacher, but combining that desire with my love of play was a brainstorm. Growing up in New York City, I learned to think on my feet and create opportunities for play on the concrete playgrounds. After completing my master’s degree in teaching and curriculum design in physical education from Teachers College, Columbia University, I knew I was following my passion. And later in my career, earning National Board Certification in Early and Middle Childhood Physical Education reinforced it. After years of teaching, I still get excited when I see a child's eyes light up when he or she has learned a new skill. Creating lessons that instill in youngsters this love of movement and play for a lifetime of fun and good health continues to be my passion.

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