Stephanie Gladney, Special Education Teacher

Ms. Gladney is a Missouri native and joins the Maury team after ten years of teaching in DCPS. She has taught kindergarten, first and second grades, and currently teaches early childhood special education. Ms. Gladney looks forward to working with the parents, students, and teachers of Maury to create wonderful learning opportunities. Ms. Gladney has […]

Emmanuel Appiah

Emmanuel Appiah, a.k.a. “Mr. A.” teaches PK3 at Maury. He was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Mr. Appiah graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Go Hawks!) with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Telecommunications. Currently, he is working on his Master of Arts in Teaching for […]

Lindsay Bowers, Math Interventionist

Lindsay Bowers started her educational journey at James Madison University where she earned a Masters in Arts of Education from James Madison University. She continued her education a couple years later while teaching and received an Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. Ms. Bowers has been in education for […]

Laura Delaney, Social Worker

Laura Delaney joined Maury in 2017 with nine years of experience working as a school social worker in DCPS and charter schools. Ms. Delaney loves working in schools because she can work with children, educators, and families all in one setting. Ms. Delaney earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and […]

Nikki Barber

Nikki Barber is the Grade 5 Math, Science, and Social Studies teacher. Ms. Barber is a native Washingtonian and a proud graduate of DC Public Schools! She attended Amidon Elementary School, Jefferson Middle School, and Ballou Senior High School. Ms. Barber received a full, 4-year academic scholarship to Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she graduated […]

Heather Duncan

Heather Duncan

Heather Duncan teaches Grade 5 English Language Arts at Maury. Mrs. Duncan brings 13 years of education experience, with positions teaching middle level Language Arts, Grade 5, and most recently, as a K-Grade 5 reading teacher in Oklahoma City. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma, and has received training in the Reading […]

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 […]

Tess Bertonneau

Tess Bertonneau teaches Grade 2 at Maury. She became familiar with DC Public Schools and Capitol Hill area schools as a student teacher in a Grade 3 class at Miner Elementary. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University, where she also earned a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certification […]