Early Childhood

Caitlyn Burns, Special Education

Caitlyn Burns teaches special education across the pre-k and kindergarten grade levels. She joined the Maury team last year as a paraprofessional in a PK4 classroom, and is so excited to return this year in her new role! Before joining the DCPS and Maury communities, she spent time teaching in the public charter and private ... Read More

Emmanuel Appiah, PK3

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 ... Read More

Janine Levin, PK3

Janine Levin has taught PK3 at Maury since 2010. While she is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Ms. Levin has lived in the DC area most of her life. She attended Montgomery County Public Schools before earning a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Goucher College, a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University, ... Read More

Emily Paterson, PK3/4

Emily Paterson began teaching Maury’s combination PK3/4 class in 2018. Prior to that, she served as a teacher’s aide at Maury for six years, with experience across a large span of grades, including Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, and 4. She has also been a proud Maury parent since 2010! Mrs. Paterson has a B.A. ... Read More

Jamila Pichon, PK3

Jamila Pichon teaches PK4 at Maury. Ms. Pichon officially joined Maury in 2018 as a PK3 educational aide. Prior to that she was a proud Maury parent from 2008-2018, and a regular substitute teacher at the school from 2016-2018. Ms. Pichon believes in the Latin proverb, “ by learning you will teach; by teaching, you will understand!”     ... Read More

Kim Wright-Spurlock, PK4

Kim Wright-Spurlock teaches PK4, and has been teaching at Maury for more than 20 years. “What I like most like about teaching is watching children when they get it—that ‘aha!’ moment is priceless. Knowing that you have touched a person’s life by helping them become educated in different areas is very inspirational.” Contact Ms. Wright-Spurlock.

Valerie Boyd, AIDE (PK3)

Hi, my name is Ms. Boyd and I am excited to be a part of the ECE Team at Maury Elementary. I can’t wait to learn about you and your family, but now here are a few things about me. I was born and raised in Washington, DC, the Southeast District Ward 8; I am ... Read More

Sheila Guinyard, Aide (PK3/4)

My name is Sheila Guinyard. I have been part of the Maury community for over twenty years. I begin with Elementary Grade 2 then PK4 along with other Elementary Grades. The last 9 years I have been graced with continuing the journey with Early Childhood. I am the first of 3 female siblings, an auntie ... Read More

D’Angela Williams, Aide (PK4)

Hi Super Scholars! My name is Mrs. Williams. I am SO excited to be a part of the ECE team! Most importantly, I am THRILLED to be your teacher aide. It’s going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has ... Read More