Early Childhood

Emmanuel Appiah

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

Kira Kliment

Kira Kliment, a.k.a. “Ms. Kira,” teaches PK4 at Maury. Ms. Kira graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. A life-long soccer player, her love of sports lead to working with youth during college. After college, Ms. Kira was accepted to Americorps as part of the City Year program in Cleveland, Ohio, ... Read More

Janine Levin

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

Mamie Vick

Mamie Vick teaches PK3 at Maury, where she has taught for nearly 20 years. “I love children! It’s such a joy to teach them and watch them grow and learn. I love the sparkle that gets in their eyes and their excitement at mastering a skill. I was inspired to become a teacher by my ... Read More

Laura White

Laura White

Laura White, a.k.a. “Ms. Laura,” teaches the PK3/PK4 combined class at Maury. Prior to joining the Maury community, Ms. Laura was Ashoka’s U.S. Changemaker Schools Manager, which allowed her to learn from schools across the country that excel in building empathy in children. Most recently, Ms. Laura was a preschool autism teacher for Strong Start DC Early Intervention Program. Laura ... Read More

Kim Wright-Spurlock

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.