StoesselChristine Stoessel, Librarian
Email: christine.stoessel@dc.gov

Christine Stoessel spent many years teaching English as a Second Language before embarking upon a new career in librarianship. She taught in universities, junior high/middle schools, and other public elementary schools in the Washington, DC metro area as well as in schools and universities in Europe and Africa. Ms. Stoessel has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, crafts, outdoor activities and sports in general


Jonathan Clay, Maestro
Email: jonathan.clay@dc.gov

Jonathan Clay joined the Powell staff during the 08-09 school year as the Visual Arts teacher.  His previous teaching experiences were at Pathways Schools and at the Friendship Public Charter Schools -Woodridge Campus as an Art Teacher for two years.  He has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Art Studio from George Mason University and is currently a graduate student at American University in the Education program.

Hiroko Akaike, Maestra de música
Email: hiroko.akaike@dc.gov

Ms. Akaike is originally from Japan. She has a great love for music and plays many instruments, including the piano, flute, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, violin, and the drums. She has had valuable teaching experiences with students from pre-school through college for the past 11 years. Ms. Akaike has taught general music, band, orchestra, chorus, music theatre, guitar, music theory, and composition class. She has taught online Japanese courses at the North Carolina Virtual Public School. She was also the conductor at Mary Washington College Music Theatre, Highland County Art Council (K – 12), Wesleyan Fellowship Church, and the Courthouse Community Orchestra in Virginia. Ms. Akaike’s favorite singer is pop artist Sara Bareilles, and her favorite composer is Brahms. She lives in Alexandria, VA and is excited to teach for the Powell Elementary School community.

Powell PhotoGreg Goldkind, Maestro de Educación Física
Email: gregory.goldkind@dc.gov

Hello! My name is Greg Goldkind and I am one of the Physical Education Teachers at Powell Bilingual Elementary School.  I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland.  I love sports and have played Ice Hockey since the age of four.  I played in college for Kent State University.  My hobbies include playing sports, playing the drums, and travelling.  My goal is to visit all 50 states and I am only five states away from reaching my goal!  I am looking forward to an exciting school year where we will be playing Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, Volleyball, and more!


20160818_223649Coralis Moreno, Maestro de Educación Física


Coralis Zoe Moreno joined the Powell team in 2016 as a Physical Education teacher. She was student- athlete (softball) at University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo, graduated with a bachelor in Elementary Education and certificate in Physical Education.  Just moved from Puerto Rico this summer and is so excited to be the first PE- woman teacher in Powell. Ms. Moreno think that the most important thing is inspire and motivate each student to love learning. She believes that teachers have the power to touch the future and prepare students for life.

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