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Faculty Update
Posted 06/06/2018 10:59AM

Welcome New US Faculty

This is the second in a series of articles introducing new faculty and staff that will be joining Carrollwood Day School this year.

The 2018-2019 school year brings a lot of exciting changes to the Upper School! We extend a warm welcome to the talented faculty joining the Upper School in 2018. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team and we are delighted to have them on board.

Jenna Alpert
MYP and DP Language and Literature Teacher
Jenna Alpert

Jenna Alpert will be coming across the bridge to join the Upper School English faculty after a decade in the CDS Middle School. Jenna holds her BS in Communications and her MA in English Education from USF. She is an MYP trainer, offering guidance and workshops to MYP teachers from around the world. She will be teaching IB DP Language & Literature and English 9 next year.

Samantha Glover
MYP Mathematics Teacher
Samantha Glover

Samantha Glover joins CDS after beginning her math teaching career at Cypress Creek High School. She holds her BS in Math Education from USF, where she received a Best and Brightest Scholarship. Ms. Glover was active in creating district-wide curriculum and in leading student government. She will be teaching Math 9 & 10 next year.

Bradley Hayes
MYP Design Technology Teacher
Bradley Hayes

Bradley Hayes joins the CDS Design Technology Department after seven years as a Computer Science and Mathematics teacher at the British School of Tokyo, where he also coached robotics teams for national and international competition. He earned his BS in Mathematics from Coventry University and his MEd and Secondary Mathematics Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cambridge, UK. He will be teaching MYP 9 & 10 Design Technology in Programming and Entrepreneurship next year.

Sean Marcus
MYP Language and Literature Teacher
Sean Marcus

Sean Marcus will be joining the CDS this Fall for his fifteenth year of teaching, the past five as the senior honors English and journalism teacher at Tampa Prep. He earned his BA in English and his MA in English Education from USF. Mr. Marcus will be teaching English 9 and relaunching our school newspaper.

Hazal Mohammed
DP Mathematics Teacher
Hazal Mohammed

Hazal Mohammed joins the CDS Math Department after four years as a Physics and Math teacher at Hammond School in South Carolina. A Florida native, Mr. Mohammed holds his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from UCF and an MS in Math Education from FAU. He will be teaching IB DP Math SL next year.

Lindsey Montague
MYP Design Technology and DP Business Management Teacher 
 Lindsey Montague Lindsey Montague joins CDS after serving as an Adjunct Instructor of Marketing at The University of Tampa. Ms. Montague has her BA in Business Administration from The College of Notre Dame and her MBA and MS in Marketing from the University of Tampa. She will be teaching 9th and 10th grade Design Technology Entrepreneurship and IB DP Business Management.
Tracy O'Neill
MYP World History and DP Business Management Teacher
 Tracy O'Neill Tracy O’Neill joins the Humanities Department after a three-year stint teaching at the North China Institute of Aerospace Engineering. She holds her BS in Business from Franklin University, a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin, and an MA in History from Loyola University, Chicago. Ms. O’Neil will be teaching World History and IB DP Business Management.
Nadiya Polezhaeva
MYP and DP French Teacher  
 Nadiya Polezhaeva Nadiya Polezhaeva joins CDS as a French Instructor. She holds her BA in French from Bridgwater College and is currently completing her MA in French at Middlebury University. Nadiya has taught all levels of Middle School and Upper School French at First Presbyterian Day School in Macon, GA for the past four years. She is excited to join our department as the MYP and DP French teacher. 
Jim Poulin
MS/US Innovation Integrator
Jim Poulin

After five years in the CDS Upper School, Jim Poulin is transitioning to the role of MS and US Innovation Integrator. After successfully building the Design Technology program in the Upper School, Jim is eager to use his passion for innovation in education to help all of our faculty identify and design classroom strategies and tools that can help better prepare our students for the demands of their future world.

As Jim explains his new role, "As the Design Tech teacher, one of the challenges has always been to remain current and relevant as technology and innovation progresses at a rapid rate. It is one thing to get a nice fancy new machine, however, using it in a relevant way and keeping that machine running often takes a back seat to planning, grading, and finding new methods of getting information across to students."

Jim sees himself as a facilitator to help teachers maximize these resources and is prepared to hit the ground running next school year. In addition to spending time looking over the MS and US curriculum this summer, he has already reached out to teachers for their ideas on how he can assist them in finding and using resources that complement the amazing things they are already doing in their classroom. 

Allison Zager
DP Sports, Exercise and Health Science Teacher

 Allison Zager Allison Zager joins our faculty in a part-time capacity as our IB DP Sports, Exercise and Health Science instructor. She holds her BS in Business Administration from the University of Delaware and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from NYU. She has taught courses in physical therapy, clinical reasoning, exercise physiology, clinical anatomy, doctoring and more for the School of Physical Therapy and the Medical School at USF and Nova Southeastern University.

 

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