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Maureen Aikins

Pre-School 3 & 4 Teacher

B.S. in Zoology, North Carolina State University
CIG Certified Interpretive Guide

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
Sense of community and teaching in the outdoors. I love helping children build a love of nature and wildlife.

Robin Albertson-Wren

Robin Albertson-Wren
Pre-School 3 & 4 Teacher

M.A.T, Manhattanville College
Author of "Mindfulness for Kids: 30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy and In Control" and "Finding Peace: Mindfulness Journal for Kids - Guided Prompts to Help Manage Big Feelings."

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
I love teaching in a community with passionate and dedicated colleagues who innovate, collaborate, and laugh together daily.

Robin Albertson-Wren is a Responsive Classroom teacher trainer and certified mindfulness instructor who teaches every morning in the Pre-School and works with our athletics teams, SAS program, Residential Life Program, and Life Skills classes. She is also an author, public speaker, workshop leader, and conference presenter for local, state, and national groups, including VAIS, NAIS, VAECE, and VBIDA. Her teaching philosophy is to create a community of learners who support, challenge, and care for another in an environment that is full of wonder, creativity, and joy. Robin’s favorite School tradition is the sign language used during the School song, Raise We Our Voices, because it connects everyone non-verbally and our senior “sandbox kids” remember it fondly.

Francis Atemo

Francis Atemo
Assistant Head of the Lower School

M.Ed., The College of New Jersey
Elementary School Teacher Certification and Principal Certification, The College of New Jersey

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
There is an evident eagerness from everyone around to do their very best and to give their all to support students. There is also a demonstrated sense of community that is continually being developed through deliberate activities and events.

What I like most about my job is that I get to work with everyone in the Lower School. This allows me more opportunities to not only contribute what I know but also to learn from those around me. Everyone has something that I can learn and my job allows me to get close to many people. As we all learn from each other, we can then make contributions for the greater benefit of our School and the larger community.

Carrie Bump

Carrie Bump
Junior Kindergarten Teacher, Dorm Parent

M.S.Ed., Indiana University

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
St. Anne's offers what every educator seeks in a teaching position: community, integrity, and the chance to collaborate with amazing teachers.

Lauri Campbell

Lauri Campbell
Two-Year-Old’s Program Teacher

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
I felt JOY from the moment I visited St Anne's! I love witnessing the excitement and the love for learning in our youngest learners!

Kathy Carpenter

Kathy Carpenter
Director of the Pre-School Program

B.A. in History, University of Virginia


Kathy’s career with early learners began in 1994, joining St. Anne’s-Belfield in 2000. Her delight in working with these youngest learners lit a spark that has led to years of professional development and research into how young children learn best. Kathy has been a local leader on the importance of learning through play and an advocate for outdoor education. Kathy is also a proud parent to her three sons who all graduated from St. Anne’s with a combined history of 26 years.

Kathy strongly believes in the importance of parent partnerships and has led countless workshops, parent chats, and classes helping parents navigate these early developmental years. Her belief in the importance of community and connection between faculty, students, and families has guided much of her work at our school.

Kathy nurtures each child in the Pre-School so that she knows each one well and can help guide their development alongside faculty members. Kathy believes in the importance of the magical parts of childhood, for example, baking a birthday cake for every student and making whimsical window box displays delighting children each month. Joyful learning and nurturing and meaningful relationships are at the heart of Kathy’s leadership of the program.

Asia Christmas

Asia Christmas
Early Childhood Teaching Fellow, Girls' JV Volleyball Assistant Coach, Girls' 7 & 8 Basketball Assistant Coach (White)

Helen Cohoon

Helen Cohoon
Two-Year-Old’s Program Teacher

B.A. in Art History, University of Virginia

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
I fell in love with St. Anne's-Belfield School the moment I stepped foot on campus as a visiting parent. The thing that stood out most clearly to me was how very happy the staff, faculty, and students were — clearly, a jaw-dropping marker of a healthy learning environment. I have gotten to know the community as a parent of 3 happy, challenged, and loved St. Anne's-Belfield students, and as a volunteer with the PA. It is a dream to get to work with St. Anne's-Belfield's youngest crew, to help them to sink their roots into the sandbox, so to speak, and to set the stage for their Saints' careers honoring the mission and ideals of St. Anne's.

It's a thrill to watch the preschoolers' twinkly eyes as they learn to make connections with their world around them and with one another.

Jen Edelson

Jen Edelson
Two-Year-Old’s Program Teacher

B.A. Sarah Lawrence College
M.Phil., University of Oxford

Why St. Anne's-Belfield?
Hands-on learning in our outdoor “classroom.” I delight in the joy, creativity, and curiosity that our youngest school children bring to their world.

Becky Gall

Becky Gall
Pre-School 3 & 4 Teacher

M.Ed., University of Washington College of Education

Why St. Anne's-Belfield
St. Anne’s is a deeply professional and supportive place to teach, learn, and grow. The outdoor Pre-School program allows both teachers and students to explore science, reading language arts, mathematics, social studies, dramatic play, and art in a natural setting—all while building resilience and strengthening social and emotional skills.

The most rewarding part of being a Pre-school teacher at St. Anne’s is the strong and trusting relationships with our students and their families. Our students are developing their core values; in our outdoor classrooms we learn about our role in the community, what respectful communication looks like and sounds like, and the impact we have on the greater world, both social and environmental. Clear and frequent communication, weekly updates, and parent support and education help us stay connected to our student’s families, resulting in relationships that last well beyond the Pre-School years.
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