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CA announces new faculty placements

Chesapeake Academy (CA) has announced additions to its teaching faculty for the 2017-18 school year. “We have been encouraged by the strong response to our positions and are delighted to bring such talented teachers to Chesapeake Academy,” said Chesapeake Academy Head of School Julie Keesee. “Each of these individuals brings a passion for education, a deep commitment to teaching each child in the ways he or she learns best, and a rich history in their particular disciplines.”

Hired to teach music throughout the school, Barbara Hays earned her BA in music, health and physical education, and psychology from Emory & Henry University. She holds a masters of arts in music education/choral conducting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, and a masters in special education from Old Dominion University. Hays displays a talent for integrating multi-modal music instruction in ways that expand the experience of music from purely auditory to a whole body experience.

Alice Riviere will teach sixth grade math and eighth grade algebra. She graduated from UVa with a double major in mathematics and rhetoric and communications. She has worked as a math tutor for years and taught math and science at St. Stephens and St. Agnes School in Alexandria. Her students look forward to learning with her and cite her genuine connection with them as well as her enthusiasm for colorful engaging organizational strategies.

Returning to teach sixth grade Latin and seventh grade Spanish 1A, Lilith Andersen holds a BA from the University of Zagreb in Croatia where she majored in linguistics and French language and literature. Andersen also completed French language studies at the Alliance Francaise in Paris, German language studies at the University of Vienna in Austria, and Italian language studies at the University of Perugia in Italy. She studied English at the Saint Giles School of Languages in London, England. Fluent in many languages and a master of many cultures, Andersen has an enthusiasm for the richness of the world’s diversity and proven track record as a language teacher, collaborator, and positive caring influence on her students.

posted 07.12.2017

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