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

Emily Paterson

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

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.