4th/5th Grade


HensonCarli Henson, 4th Grade DL Literacy Teacher
Email: carli.henson@dc.gov

Carli Henson came to Powell in the spring of 2015 as a substitute in the fourth grade dual language program, and she loved it so much she decided to join the team! She previously taught Spanish and Science in Jamaica, and English, Science and Art in Spain. Her educational background is in Spanish Language & Literature and Social Justice Policy.


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Sally Alvarado, 4th Grade DL Math Teacher
Email: sally.alvarado@dc.gov


MoessnerCathy Moessner, 4th/5th Grade Math Teacher
Email: catherine.moessner@dc.gov

I have been teaching at Powell Elementary School for eleven years. I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with two younger brothers, and came to Washington, DC to study at American University. After graduating with a major in Elementary Education, I became a 5th grade teacher at Powell. I like going to the theater and ballet, reading on the beach (or my backyard), spending time with my nephews, and drinking tea.


ThomasTroy Thomas, 4th/5th Grade Math Teacher

Hello, and welcome to my class!  I have been teaching for 16 years in the DMV area, and I count each year as a blessing!  Teaching isn’t just a job; it’s a mission.  Hands-on learning discoveries, varied learning experiences, personal responsibility, and a love of learning are at the forefront in my classroom.  I believe it’s important for children to develop good moral character, respect for authority, and respect toward their peers. My goal is to develop independent learners who have a love of learning and are truly life-long learners.  

As a growing boy I loved to read Marvel comics, my favorite being the Avengers.  As an adult, my favorite book is The Pedagogy of Hope by  Paolo Freire.  

Outside of the classroom, I am a father of 2 children in DCPS public school system and am an active member within the Petworth/Pleasant Plains community. In 1999, I graduated from University of Maryland, College Park (UMDCP) with a bachelor’s degree in Community Health. Then ventured to earn my Master of Education at Bowie State University (BSU) in 2006.  I enjoy reading, poetry writing, walks on trails and beaches, and enhancing my knowledge of Capoeira Angola (African Brazilian Martial Arts).

Your child will have a great adventure in fourth grade and in my room!


 



 


timesKelsey Times, 5th Grade DL Literacy Teacher
Email: kelsey.times@dc.gov

Hello! My name is Kelsey Times, and I’m so excited to be here at Powell teaching fifth grade literacy! Last year, I lived with a family in Murcia, Spain and taught English at a small school nearby. Speaking Spanish is very important to me, and I’m really glad that I have the opportunity to motivate students to improve their skills in the Dual Language program. I believe that every student is capable of success when they have teacher that believes in them. I aim to be that person for my students and to help them grow to their highest potential!


HennessyJames Hennessy, ESL DL Teacher
Email: james.hennessy@dc.gov

I, James Hennessy, grew up in three hemispheres, Northern, Southern and Western. My K-12 and higher education took place across three continents, mostly Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries. I have resided in Brazil, Argentina, United States, Uruguay, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain and Portugal. I fell in love with reading in the First Grade.

It was about fifty years ago when I was able to read independently the books by Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham was my first attempt at independent reading. Dr. Seuss and I have been best friends ever since. I fundamentally believe that all children are capable of learning to speak, read, and write in more than one language. Biliteracy is the norm in European and South American countries, and increasingly so in the North American countries as well. Viva la educación bilingüe! Viva!


 

NunezLucia Nuñez, 4th/5th  Grade SPED Teacher
Email:  lucia.nunez@dc.gov

It was about fifty years ago when I was able to read independently the books by Dr. Seuss. Green Eggs and Ham was my first attempt at independent reading. Dr. Seuss and I have been best friends ever since. I fundamentally believe that all children are capable of learning to speak, read, and write in more than one language. Biliteracy is the norm in European and South American countries, and increasingly so in the North American countries as well. Viva la educación bilingüe! Viva!


 

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