Lauren Bomba, Art

Lauren Bomba has taught Art at “Studio Maury” since 2012, and strives to make art integral to all areas of student learning: “I feel so lucky to have begun my career as an art educator at Maury—a school and community that respects and celebrates the arts. I have always found a way to incorporate art into everything […]

Stephanie Conant, Think Tank

Stephanie Conant is thrilled to join the Maury community as the Think Tank teacher. Ms. Conant received her bachelor’s degree from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa in English and Environmental Science. Next, she served as an AmeriCorps and FoodCorps service member in northeast Iowa, helping schools develop school wellness teams and gardens. She received a Master of Arts degree […]

Lauren Falls, PE & Health

Lauren Falls joined Maury in 2018 as the Health and Physical Education teacher. Ms. Falls has previously worked in DCPS at the high school level.  While teaching high school, she also served as a coach and an assistant coach for several sports, including basketball, soccer, golf, and flag football. Ms. Falls enjoys working with children of all ages. She is […]

Marvina Campbell

Marvina Campbell is an experienced early childhood educator born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She’s an honors graduate from the College of Education at Florida A&M University. Ms. Campbell is a current DC resident passionately committed to her journey in urban education. She has worked with young children since the age of […]

Nick Lilja

Nick Lilja is excited to be joining the Maury team as a Grade 2 teacher. He grew up close by in Maryland, and is excited to begin his fourth year teaching with DCPS. Mr. Lilja received his B.A. from Penn State and recently graduated with his Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from American […]

VanNessa Duckett

VanNessa Duckett teaches Grade 4 at Maury. She has been an elementary classroom teacher for nearly 20 years, with experience ranging from early childhood to Grade 5. Ms. Duckett has taught at Maury for almost 16 years, and she spent three years mentoring new teachers in DC Public Schools and managing a Proving What’s Possible grant […]

Sameya Adem-Frazier

Sameya Adem-Frazier joined the Maury community in 2021 as a Grade 1 teacher, with past experience teaching Kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 3. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Howard University in 2011, and her Master of Education degree from Howard the following year. As an educator, she considers it a […]

Helena Payne Chauvenet, Principal

Helena Payne Chauvenet (pronounced sho-vuh-NAY) joined the Maury Elementary community as principal in 2018. During her time at Maury, she has led the transition into the modernized school building, the planning for increased student enrollment, and the exciting pandemic school years. The talented Maury teachers and students were honored as a National Blue Ribbon School […]