Chris Beddows is dedicated to helping students develop into the best learners they can be, by encouraging them to ask questions, make mistakes, and express their understanding in their own unique style.
Faculty in the Spotlight
Our expert Lower School faculty members are dedicated to cultivating the early spark of genius in every child. Get to know a few and read their stories.
Lower School Music Teacher Vita Zambetti's lifelong love of music and artistic expression led her on an eventful journey from her early years in Siberia to the U.S. — and ultimately to Dwight.
A love of dancing led Martha Hirschman into the halls of teaching and ultimately to Dwight, where she has been Head of Lower School for the last five years.
Dwight continues its commitment to personalized learning and innovation with the help of Alana Zussman. As a technology teacher in the Lower School, she inspires students in grades 1-5 to use digital tools to create, innovate, learn, and play. We sat down with Ms. Zussman to discuss the role technology plays in the classroom and how the use of technology cultivates innovative, globally minded students.
Art is omnipresent at Dwight. Student artwork adorns the hallways and gallery spaces of our campus ― and shares pride of place alongside Dwight's museum-quality collection of over 200 paintings, sculptures, etchings, thangkas, and more.
First grade students quietly enter their classroom, now transformed into the set of a trans-Atlantic drama. Their classmates, a ship's crew. Their desks, now oars. Their work table, the shore.