Education Notes

Education Notes

October 06, 2002

Ellen Kelly chosen to head St. Anne's middle school

Ellen Kelly has joined St. Anne's Day School as the new middle school head after a national search. In her 26th year as an educator, Kelly was most recently head of school at Jemicy School in Baltimore.

A native of Baltimore, Kelly attended Notre Dame High School. She earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master's in education with a concentration in reading from the University of Hartford. She has served on numerous boards and in the Association of Independent Middle Schools (AIMS) network of educators.

David Kukielski has been named dean of students at the school. In the new position, he will work with the division heads and religion teachers to develop, coordinate and oversee a program that addresses students' social, emotional and spiritual development.

Before joining St. Anne's, Kukielski served as the middle school curriculum coordinator at Atlanta International School in Georgia. He also was the seventh-grade team leader and a part-time learning specialist and adjunct instructor at a satellite campus of National-Louis University in Atlanta.

Also new to the St. Anne faculty are:

Pia Aquinoi, who joins the lower school as a second-grade teacher. Aquino holds a master's degree in elementary education (curriculum and instruction) from Boston College and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Ateneo de Manila University. She taught at the Chestnut Hill School and the Williams School, both in Massachusetts, and the Poveda Learning Center in Manila, Philippines.

Lynn Cottle joins the lower school as a third-grade teacher. Cottle brings 12 years of experience to the classroom, having taught at several elementary grade levels. She holds a master's degree in education as a reading specialist from Loyola College and a bachelor's degree in education and special education from East Carolina University.

Briana Kuruzovich joins the St. Anne's faculty as a French teacher. She holds a master's degree in in French from Boston College and a bachelor's degree in French and English from Louisiana State University. She has taught French and Spanish at the middle school and high school levels in Massachusetts.

Linda Sefick joins the faculty as a full-time middle school learning and reading specialist. She holds a master's degree in communications science and disorders from Montclair State University, and a bachelor's degree in special education from William Paterson College. She has been an educator for more than 15 years in a variety of schools, including the Khartoum American School in the Sudan, in Africa.

Nancy Belisle joins the preschool team as a kindergarten associate teacher. Belisle holds a bachelor's degree in education from Wheelock College in Boston. She brings 17 years of experience as an educator in both public and private schools in Florida, California, Indiana, Massachusetts and Maryland.

Lindsay Butler joins the middle school team as a part-time French teacher and middle school assistant. Butler holds a bachelor's degree in French from Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, Butler studied in Paris, at the Parisian Center for Critical Studies.

Sara Corckran has joined the lower school team as a reading specialist. Corckran holds a bachelor's degree in special education from Pennsylvania State University, and a master's in school administration and supervision from the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to her experience as a special educator at various grade levels in both private and public school systems, Corckran also has served as a professor at Anne Arundel Community College, designing and implementing course work for Fundamentals of Reading and Language Arts.

St. Anne's is an independent pre-K through eighth grade, co-educational Episcopal day school. St. Anne's is accredited by and is a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools, and the school holds a certificate of approval from the Maryland State Board of Education.

Nelson, of St. John's, to lead Book of Job session

Christopher Nelson, president of St. John's College, will lead a community seminar on the Book of Job as it relates to an exhibit at the school's Mitchell Gallery. The seminar will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 8, in the gallery, which is in Mellon Hall. The college is at 60 College Ave. in Annapolis.

"The Sweet Uses of Adversity: Images of the Biblical Job" will be on display at the gallery through Nov. 2. The exhibit features more than 50 images of the character Job from the Hebrew Bible, an icon of patience and innocent suffering. Representations range from a 13th-century Byzantine Psalter to paintings by the 20th-century social realist, Ben Shahn.

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