Lauren Bomba | Art

Lauren Bomba has taught art in “Studio Maury” since 2012. “I feel so lucky,” she says, “to have begun my career as an art educator at Maury—a school and community that celebrates and supports the arts.” Ms. Bomba was born in Washington, D.C. but considers North Carolina home. She graduated from Appalachian State University in […]

Stephanie Conant | Think Tank

Science Resources – Grades K-2 Stephanie Conant joined the Maury community in 2017 as the Think Tank teacher. Ms. Conant grew up in Wisconsin and Northern Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Environmental Science from Luther College, in Decorah, Iowa. Next, she served as an AmeriCorps and FoodCorps service member in northeast […]

Lauren Falls | Health / PE

Lauren Falls joined Maury in 2018 as the Health and Physical Education teacher. Ms. Falls had 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 holds a Bachelor of […]

Shirley Battle | Kindergarten

Shirley Battle has taught at Maury since 1992. “What I like most about teaching is interacting with children, building relationships with families, and the awesome reward of observing students learn new skills. The love of children and the power of education inspired me to become a teacher.” Mrs. Battle is a native Washingtonian and a […]

Marvina Campbell | Kindergarten

Ms. Campbell was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. She is an honors graduate from the College of Education at Florida A&M University. She is passionately committed to her journey in urban education and is an experienced early childhood educator. She has worked with young children since the age of 15 when […]

Nick Lilja | 2nd Grade

Nicholas (“Nick”) Lilja joined Maury as a second-grade teacher in 2021, beginning his fourth year teaching with DCPS. Mr. Lilja grew up in Maryland. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Penn State and graduated with his Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education from American University. Some of Mr. Lilja’s hobbies are film photography, […]

VanNessa Duckett | 4th Grade

Math VanNessa Duckett joined the Maury community in 1999. Since then, she has been an elementary classroom teacher with experience ranging from early childhood to Grade 5. She took a brief leave of three years to go to Tyler Elementary to mentor new DCPS teachers and to manage a Proving What’s Possible grant. Ms. Duckett […]

Sameya Adem-Frazier | 1st Grade

Sameya Adem-Frazier joined the Maury community in 2021 as a first-grade teacher. As an educator, Ms. Adem-Frazier considers it a privilege and an honor to shape the hearts and minds of students: “It is my goal to instill a love for learning in my students, which ultimately helps them become independent and responsible learners that […]