Dyslexia Awareness and Simulation Workshop

Does your child struggle with reading? It could be dyslexia. People often think that dyslexia has something to do with seeing letters or words written backward, upside down, moving around or off the page. In fact, most dyslexics don’t see words any differently than others might. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability, which means that […]

Taeneress Griffin, Assistant Principal and Math Lead

Taeneress Griffin joined Maury as Assistant Principal in 2017 with over 10 years of experience in urban education. Ms. Griffin began her career in Prince George’s County Public Schools where she taught Grades 2–4 at Valley View Elementary School. She received the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education Award from the Maryland State Department of […]

Working as a Team: The Essential Guide to APTT

Grade 2 Teacher Ms. Fox gives us the inside scoop on APTT, and how it improves student learning and benefits the school community. As part of our partnership with the Flamboyan Foundation, Maury is doing a different kind of parent–teacher conference in Grades 2–5: the Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) Meeting. (This is the first year for Grade […]

Grade 3 Students Dive Deep Into D.C. History

You may have heard about some interesting field trips happening at Maury: the Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery, coming up in December. When you go to school in Capitol Hill, there’s a lot to see just in your own backyard. As part of the social studies curriculum in Grade […]

Colette Marchesini, Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Colette Marchesini, a.k.a. “Miss Coco,” first came to Maury as a full-time substitute teacher. Originally from southwestern Pennsylvania, she moved to Washington to work for Representative John Murtha (D-PA), and eventually worked for several other offices on the Hill. While working for Rep. Murtha, Miss Coco earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity […]