01 Jun

Ms. Kanter

Ms. Kanter has taught third grade at the Lower School for seven years and has become known for her tireless work ethic and commitment to her students. She is often the first to arrive in the morning and can be found preparing lessons and activities that keep her students focused, engaged, motivated and always learning. Read More

01 Jun

Ms. DeJesus

Although Ms. DeJesus joined us very recently, her work and impact is evident in our hallways and the smiles on the faces of the children as they go to and from Swartley Art Center for her classes. Since she arrived in January the hallway displays showcase nightscapes, cherry blossoms and elephants perched on locker tops. Read More

01 Jun

Mr. Coyne

It may surprise you to learn that originally Mr. Coyne’s professional goal was to teach high school English. However, an assistant teaching position in our kindergarten inspired and showed him how impactful and rewarding working with young children can be. Here at the Lower School he has grown from a kindergarten assistant teacher to a Read More

01 Jun

Mrs. Nicolau

When Mrs. Nicolau began teaching at the Lower School we had a cart of PC computers, floppy disks and we were just learning about a new technology called Smartboards. Now, all of our classrooms have Smartboards, and even our youngest students have access to and the skills to use not only PCs but also ipads, Read More

25 May

4th Grade Hudson River Study

Submitted by Beth Lemire On Tuesday, May 22, the fourth-grade classes took a trip to the Clearwater Sloop.  The sloop is a replica of the 19th-century sloops that once sailed the Hudson. Singer/songwriter/environmentalist Pete Seeger created it along with programs to educate others about the Hudson River. Children participated in six different activities onboard including Read More

25 May

We Are Making A Difference!

Submitted by Ms. Kanter and Ms. Sussman It’s been four years since the start of Third Graders Making a Difference, our curriculum for giving back, and the program continues to grow and flourish.  Students enthusiastically participate in each project while growing a greater appreciation for making a difference in the lives of others and the Read More

11 May

Summer 2018: The Clock is Ticking!

Enrich your summer with D-E 360° Summer Connections! An exceptional day camp for Preschool – Grade 12, June 25 – August 3, 2018. Discoveries & Adventures for our youngest campers in Preschool – Grade 4 includes “Passports around the World”! Campers will learn about continents around the globe, from Africa and Europe to Central, North, and South Read More

11 May

Talking with 5th Grade Students about Race Ethnicity, and Nationality

Submitted by Dr. Mirangela Buggs, Director of Diversity and Equity Engagement In February and March, I had the pleasure of working with the 5th grade around matters of diversity and equity. Given our racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse community at D-E, Ms. Lewis and 5th grade teachers thought it was important for students to “lean-in” Read More

11 May

Unity is Strength

Submitted by Sophia Dorner, Ericka Collado, Ed. D, and Jennifer Koteles on behalf of the Lower School Diversity Professional Learning Group (Madison Farrar, Ashley Gray, Sandra Harrison, and Mary Heveran) “In union there is strength.” Aesop Our Diversity Values statement reads “The worth and dignity of every person at all levels of work, study, and Read More

11 May

4th Grade Social Studies

Submitted by Michael Rodenbush, Kristin Geller, and Ronda Sowa Throughout the fall, the fourth grade concentrated on geography and the economy. We learned about the seven continents, the hemispheres, longitude and latitude, countries, states and oceans. Also, we learned about the history of money. Roman soldiers were paid in salt! Hence the phrase, ‘Not worth Read More