1st Grade Teachers

Lauren Mooney | 1st Grade

ELA Lauren Mooney joined Maury as a third grade reading and writing teacher in 2022. Before teaching at Maury she has taught in DCPS for three years and in North Carolina Public Schools for nine years. Mrs. Mooney earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in reading education from UNC Chapel Hill. ... Read More

Beth Sim | 1st Grade

Beth Sim | 1st Grade

Mrs. Sim joined the Maury community in 2021 as a First-grade long-term teacher. She is excited to join as one of the first grade teachers this Fall. Before joining the Maury staff, she was a stay-at-home mom for three years, taught grades Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and 3rd grade at a charter school in D.C. She graduated ... Read More

Kaitlin Cunningham-Gonzalez | Special Education

1st-3rd Grade Kaitlin Cunningham Gonzalez teaches special education across the first, second, and third grade levels. She began teaching at Maury in 2021, starting her sixth year in the educational field. She inspires her students to find joy in learning through taking risks and problem-solving in project-based learning. Mrs. Cunningham Gonzalez is originally from New ... Read More

Sameya Adem-Frazier | 1st Grade

Sameya Adem-Frazier joined the Maury community in 2021 as a first-grade teacher. As an educator, Ms. Adem-Frazier considers it a privilege and an honor to shape the hearts and minds of students: “It is my goal to instill a love for learning in my students, which ultimately helps them become independent and responsible learners that ... Read More

Courtney Wolfe

Courtney Wolfe | 1st Grade

Ms. Wolfe joined Maury in 2013 as a reading specialist. She has since taught a K/1 combo, kindergarten, and, starting in 2018, first grade. “It is a joy to see students grow throughout the year and the boost of confidence that comes with that. I want my students to be self-empowered, independent learners.” Ms. Wolfe ... Read More