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 […]

Lindsay Bowers

Lindsay Bowers teaches Grade 3 Reading and English Language Arts. She joined the Maury community in 2015, after teaching in Fairfax County for five years. Ms. Bowers studied Elementary Education at James Madison University and earned a Master of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Virginia. In her free time, Ms. Bowers loves to read […]

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 […]

Henri Cooper

Henri Cooper teaches Grade 1 at Maury, where she has taught for more than 20 years. Of her 30 years of teaching, she says: “I love the times when my students get that ‘I got it’ look in their eyes—the times they have those ‘aha!’ moments, and then put those realizations into practice. It’s a wonderful […]

Shirley Battle

Shirley Battle is a Kindergarten teacher, and has taught at Maury for over 20 years. “What I like most about teaching is interacting with the children and the awesome reward of observing students learn new things. The love of children and the power of education inspired me to become a teacher. I am so proud when […]