An independent K-12 school on a beautiful wooded campus, 3 miles from Washington, DC

Lower School Academic Support

Language Arts and Math Specialists provide opportunities for small group differentiation and support by partnering with each classroom teacher several times per week. They work with classroom teachers to determine the need for small, flexible groups to help differentiate instruction and best meet the needs of students. These supports can include content-related support, in addition to executive functioning and study skills support.

If a student requires further support, The Lower School Student Support Team (LSST) will meet to discuss how to accommodate the child’s needs throughout the year.

Lower School Student Support Team

  • Academic Dean
  • Learning Specialists
  • Language Arts Specialists
  • Math Specialists
  • Division Head
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Counselor
  • Academic Dean


Annabelle Dunn

LS Academic Dean, Learning Specialist for Language Arts, Grades K-1


Ann Ince-McKillop

Learning Specialist- Language Arts, K


Amanda Gibb

Learning Specialist - Language Arts, grade 2-3


Kristen Neuman

Learning Specialist - Language Arts, grades 2-3


Katie Peters

Math Specialist, grades K-1


Patricia Edelmann

Math Specialist, grades 2-3