Robert (Bob) Bolin is in his ninth year of teaching upper division English at Chelsea School. Prior to Chelsea, Bob spent five years teaching English and Composition at the college level at the University of Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Kenyon College, Master of Education from Fordham University and is a MSDE certified Special Education Teacher. While at Chelsea, Bob has worn numerous hats including: Sponsoring drama and literary magazine clubs, coaching numerous sports and each year advising the senior class. When he is not teaching he loves to be reading.
Brad Brown is in his sixth year of teaching reading and language arts at Chelsea, it is also his thirteenth year of teaching. Prior to Chelsea, Brad taught at Ivymount in Rockville, Maryland and the Colorado Reading Center in Denver, Colorado. Brad received his Associates in Arts (NJC), Bachelor of Arts (USC), Master's in Educational Psychology from UCD in Colorado and is a MSDE certified Special Education Teacher. When he is not teaching, he loves biking, animals of all species and traveling. He hopes to make his first trip to South America in one or two years, stay tuned.
Thea Burgess is in her sixth year of teaching at Chelsea, it is also her twelfth year of teaching reading. Thea received her undergradute degree in Human Development and Elementary Education from Connecticut College in 2000. During her student teaching she learned that she wanted to focus on students who have difficulty with reading. She then pursued a Master's Degree in Reading Education from the University of New Hampshire and has since become a MSDE certified Special Education Teacher as well as reading specialist. In her spare time she enjoys figure skating, hiking, the arts and volunteering.
Gillian Coppock is in her eighth year of teaching at Chelsea, it is also her thirteenth year of teaching secondary science. Before Gillian started her teaching career, she worked as a tutor, archaeologist and lab technician in a neuroscience lab. Gillian has earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology, Master of Education degree in Secondary Education and is a MSDE certified Special Education Teacher. When she is not teaching she enjoys running, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
KaMyka Glenn is in her first year of teaching Music and TV/Media production at Chelsea, after teaching six years within the Baltimore, Prince George's and Montgomery County Public School systems as well as Rock Creek Academy (non-public school). KaMyka earned her Bachelor's of Arts in English: Media Arts and Master's degree in Entertainment Business and Associate of Science in Recording Arts in from Full Sail University. In her spare time KaMyka enjoys singing, directing youth choirs, mentoring youth, traveling and doing live productions. Ms. Glenn loves to encourage young people to live their dreams, eliminate fears and be empowered to be self-sufficient.
Rik Goldman is in his seventh year of teaching at English and Information Systems at Chelsea School. Rik earned his BA in English at Bethany College and his Master of Arts in English from West Virginia University. He has spent most of his professional time as an educator, first as an English Professor, then later as a high school teacher. The other portion of his professional life has been dedicated to being an instructional technologist and technology instructor; his responsibilities require database architecture, administration and design; web development; desktop publishing; and network and system administration. He enjoys cultural studies, critical theory, and critical pedagogy. In addition to photography and independent publishing, Rik invests his free time in exploring open source technologies for innovative teaching and learning.
Sara Hartwell is in her first year of teaching upper and middle division reading at Chelsea School. Prior to Chelsea, she worked as a paraprofessional in a elementary autistic support program in Pennsylvania. She attended college at Penn State where she received her BS in Special Education. In her down time she enjoys reading, traveling to and learning about Africa and teaching dance at her old dance studio.
Terri Hendry is in her second year of teaching matter and energy, chemistry and middle division science at Chelsea School, it is also her 18th year teaching. Prior to Chelsea, Terri taught at the Academy of Holy Cross and Grace Episcopal Day School. Before entering the teaching profession, Terri was a corporate chemist for an aerospace engineering corporation for nine years. She received her degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is currently taking classes to finish her special education certification at Trinity University. When not teaching, Terri enjoys reading, dramatic arts, gardening and animals.
Amy Isaacson is in her fifth year of teaching middle division math and science at Chelsea School. Prior to teaching at Chelsea, Amy coordinated a grant program in Harlem, New York. She earned her BS in Biology and her M.Ed. in Urban and Diverse Learners from Goucher College. Amy is also a MSDE certified Special Education Teacher. In addition to her regular teaching duties, Amy provides HSA biology review for upper division students afterschool. When she is not teaching, Amy enjoys running and hiking.
Stacy Johnson is in her first year of teaching geometry, algebra II and calculus at Chelsea School. Prior to Chelsea she was a private tutor and worked for Loudoun County Public Schools. Stacy received her Bachelor's degree in Music with elective studies in mathematics from Shenandoah University. When she is not teaching she likes to crochet, listen to and play music, work on logic puzzles and bake.
Chava Katzoff has been a Speech and Language Pathologist at Chelsea School for eight years. Prior to Chelsea, Chava worked for five years as a Speech and Language Pathologist at a pediatric outpatient clinic in Brooklyn, New York. Chava received her Bachelor of Arts degree in History from McGill University, Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from the Univeristy of Maryland at College Park and received her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHAS) in 2000. When not at Chelsea School, Chava enjoys spending time with her family as well as pursuing her interests in cooking, baking, interior design and opportunities to practice Yiddish and French.
Soledad Labarca is in her 11th year at Chelsea School. Soledad is in her second tour at Chelsea School as a Speech and Language Pathologist, previously working here from 1995-2000 and currently since 2006. During the six interim Chelsea years, Soledad contracted to provide bilingual speech and language-therapy and diagnostic services for DC charter schools. Prior to her work in speech pathology, she worked as a Montessori Teacher for 15 years. Soledad has her BA in Sociology and Anthropology, her MS in Communication Arts and Sciences and is a Montessori certified teacher. Her professional group memberships include: ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), MSHA (Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association) and AMI (American Montessori Internationale). She enjoys knitting, reading, dancing and traveling.
Carol McFall is in her 11th year of teaching both middle and high school art at Chelsea School. She is an artist and dedicated art teacher. Over the years she has taught art to all ages including pre-school, college and adult classes. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Master's degree at the University of Maryland. She is a member of the National Art Education Association and the Maryland Art Education Association. Recently, she became a member of the Photoshop Professionals Association. When time permits, she loves to garden and spend time outdoors enjoying nature, specifically feeding and watching many feathered species.
Pam McRae is in her 17th year at Chelsea School. Pam worked as a social worker and social skills teacher at Chelsea School from 1992-2003 and returned in 2006 taking on those same responsibilities as well as becoming the Middle Division Coordinator and Lead Counselor. Some of her other life's work include being a Peace Corps community organizer in the Phillipines and closer to home, social work at JP Kennedy Institue and The Children's Guild. Pam's undergraduate degree is from Springfield College and her Master's in Social Work was earned at Catholic University. She is a licensed LCSW-C and CSSWS and is a member of NASW. When she is not at Chelsea, she is camping, gardening, kayaking or playing with turtles. Anything to be outside.
Arelle Rodriguez is in her second year of teaching Spanish at Chelsea. Arelle graduated cum laude with a Bachelor Arts in Art History and Studio Art with a minor in Spanish from the University of Maryland, College Park. Presently, she is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Special Education (k-12) from Trinity Washington University. A native of Puerto Rico, Arelle is excited be sharing her passion for language and culture with the Chelsea community. She is a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA), the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL).