This will be Ms. Maxwell’s first year teaching at WMAA and she is excited to work with English 10, English 11, and English 12. She will also be co-directing the WMAA Drama Club and entering into the role of head coach for WMAA Cheer Club.
Ms. Maxwell grew up in Berlin, Germany and attended a bilingual German-American school. She speaks multiple languages fluently and was very involved in her school and community. Throughout her high school career Ms. Maxwell traveled all around Europe, explored Dubai, and visited her family in the United States during the summer. After graduating high school, she moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan to pursue her undergraduate degree at Calvin College (now Calvin University).
Ms. Maxwell graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education and a minor in English as a Second Language (ESL). While at Calvin, Ms. Maxwell served as a resident assistant in the dorms, and was involved in many ensembles and organizations involving music, dance, cultural diversity, and community. Through these activities Ms. Maxwell has found the perfect profession that combines all her skills and passions: teaching!
Ms. Maxwell looks forward to generating a positive learning environment in which her students can discover the beauty of the English language, find their voice, think and learn independently about the world around them, and grow in WMAA’s values of empathy, professionalism, respect, responsibility, and self-motivation.