Jo An Yu Heitstumam | DCPS Speech-Language Pathologist

Jo Antonette Heitstuman is a DCPS Speech-Language Pathologist whose work assignment includes Maury Elementary. She started working with Maury students in 2019. Ms. Heitstuman’s father was in the military. So she grew up moving often, but spent the most time in California and Japan. She received her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from University of […]

Adam Maynard | School Psychologist

Adam Maynard joined Maury in 2020 after returning to D.C. following seven years in NYC working with the Lexington School for the Deaf. Mr. Maynard enjoys working in schools where he can share his love of languages, learning, and above all LEGO. Mr. Maynard grew up in Annapolis, MD. He earned his bachelor’s degrees in […]

Kaitlin Cunningham-Gonzalez | Special Education

1st-3rd Grade Kaitlin Cunningham Gonzalez teaches special education across the first, second, and third grade levels. She began teaching at Maury in 2021, starting her sixth year in the educational field. She inspires her students to find joy in learning through taking risks and problem-solving in project-based learning. Mrs. Cunningham Gonzalez is originally from New […]

Erika Paola Torregroza Meza | Spanish (World Language)

Erika Torregroza joined Maury in 2021 as the Spanish teacher. Before joining the Maury community, she had been teaching World Languages for about ten years to elementary, middle, and high school students in Colombia. Ms. Torregroza grew up in Barranquilla, Columbia. She has a Bachelor of Education in the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and a […]

Danielle Brasure | Kindergarten

Danielle Brasure started teaching at Maury Elementary as a substitute teacher starting in December 2018. She was a long-term substitute when Ms. Bomba was on maternity leave the year Maury moved into the new school building (SY 19-20). Ms. Brasure also worked in a virtual classroom from January 2021 – June 2021 teaching kindergarten during […]

Feraz Ashraf | Library

Feraz Ashraf joined the Maury staff in 2021 as the school’s librarian. Before coming to Maury, Mr. Ashraf worked at Johns Hopkins University for seven years and was a stay-at-home dad to his three young children for two years. Mr. Ashraf was born and raised in the United Kingdom and when he was a teenager […]

Kaylee Mina | Music

Kaylee Mina joined Maury in 2021 as the Music teacher. Ms. Mina grew up on Long Island, New York and in Gaithersburg, Maryland. She considers herself to be an East Coast native. She received her Bachelor of Music in General and Instrumental Music Education from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She is passionate about […]