Early Childhood

Caitlyn Burns | Special Education

Pre-K & Kindergarten Caitlyn Burns teaches special education across the pre-k and kindergarten grade levels. She joined the Maury team in 2019 as a paraprofessional in a PK4 classroom and joined the special education team as a teacher in 2020. Before joining the DCPS and Maury communities, she spent time teaching in the public charter ... Read More

Emmanuel Appiah | PK3

Mr. Appiah was born in Woodbridge, Virginia and was raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a B.A. in English; Telecommunications. In his free time, Mr. Appiah enjoys running, spending time with his family, and reading.

Janine Levin | PK3

Janine Levin has taught PK3 at Maury since 2010. Ms. Levin started her teaching career at Brent Elementary where she remained for 10 years. She then spent one year working as a Master Educator for DCPS. In that role, she visited every public elementary school in D.C. and observed and evaluated Pre-K teachers. It was ... Read More

Emily Paterson | PK3/4

Emily Paterson began teaching Maury’s combination PK3/4 class in 2018. Before 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 was also a proud Maury parent from 2010 to 2018. Mrs. Paterson has a B.A. ... Read More

Jamila Pichon | PK3

Jamila Pichon joined Maury in 2018 as a PK3 educational aide. From 2008 to 2018, she was a proud Maury parent, and from 2016 to 2018 a regular substitute teacher at the school. She has been teaching PK4 since 2019. Ms. Pichon believes in the Latin proverb “ by learning you will teach; by teaching, ... Read More

Kim Wright-Spurlock, PK4

Kim Wright-Spurlock has been teaching at Maury since 1995 and teaching pre-K 4 since 2001. “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.” Ms. Wright-Spurlock is ... Read More

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