Shirley Battle

Shirley Battle is a Kindergarten teacher, and has taught at Maury for over 20 years. “What I like most about teaching is interacting with the children and the awesome reward of observing students learn new things. The love of children and the power of education inspired me to become a teacher. I am so proud when ... Read More

Amadi Hemphill

Amadi Hemphill teaches Kindergarten at Maury. She was born and raised in Washington, DC, and is a proud product of DC Public Schools. Ms. Hemphill graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Spanish. Currently, she is working on her Master of Education at Trinity University. Ms. Hemphill ... Read More

Kathryn Jondal, Aide (K)

Kathryn (Katie) Jondal joined Maury in 2018 as an educational aide in Kindergarten. Ms. Jondal is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University through a teacher education program called Urban Teachers. Ms. Jondal grew up in Minnesota, and recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a B.S. in Biology ... Read More

Maria Maya

Maria Maya teaches Kindergarten at Maury. Previously, she was the Early Childhood Special Education teacher at Maury for three years. Ms. Maya grew up in Florida (Go Gators!) and moved to DC where she earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education from The George Washington University. She began her career as a preschool ... Read More

Dainti Richards, Aide (K)

Dainti Richards joined Maury as an educational aide in Kindergarten in 2018. Ms. Richards recently earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Howard University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Elementary Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Ms. Richards is a part of the Urban Teachers program in DC. She recently completed ... Read More