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Kelly Eveland Lower School Design Lab Teacher

As a child, Kelly Eveland was always fascinated by how things work. Taking apart everyday items to see the inner workings of a blender or a telephone sparked his curiosity. As the new Lower School Design Lab teacher, Kelly enjoys sharing that curiosity for learning with his students.

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Betsy Lillie Upper School Math Teacher

Betsy Lillie, Upper School math teacher, knows her students don’t like making mistakes. However, what her students don’t realize is that miscalculations lead to discoveries. For example, Post-it notes, chocolate chip cookies, and inkjet printers were the results of mistakes. The best thing Betsy’s students can do is welcome the blunders that come with learning.

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Maggie Blyth Middle School Social Studies Teacher

The classrooms at the Middle School look a little comfy. Enter Maggie Blyth’s Middle School social studies class and you are greeted with a number of different seating options including standing desks, balance balls, and bean bag chairs. Maggie and other adopters of a flexible seating classroom are doing more than just providing a different chair to sit in, they are encouraging collaboration and focused student engagement.

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Laurie Buttaro Lower School Grade 2 Teacher

The classrooms at Parker are magical places. Every corner, wall, and whiteboard has motivational quotes and positive messages that encourage students to explore their curiosity and develop a love of learning. For Laurie Buttaro, Lower School Grade 2 teacher, inspiring her students to become independent explorers in their learning is her driving force.

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