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Elizabeth Zitelli

Faculty and Staff


MILTON Welcomes Students from Israel

November 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The first inquiry from an Israeli family seeking to send their students to MILTON came on October 10, just three days after the October 7th attacks on Israel.   “The first reaction I had,” said Sindy Udell, MILTON’s Director of Admission, “was that we had to find a way to help these children and their families […]


Celebrating Veterans Day at MILTON

November 20, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Commemorating Veterans Day continues to be a beautiful and time-honored tradition in the MILTON community. As always, our educators devised creative ways for students to engage with veterans’ experiences, stories, and messages in age-appropriate ways. Below you’ll find some examples of the ways that students learned from and honored our veterans and service members this […]


Panda Profile – Ciarra Carpenter

November 15, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Ciarra Carpenter What is your role at MILTON?  Campus Security Officer Why do you choose to work at a school?  I love being around positive energy, which I think that little humans bring into the world! What do you love about MILTON?  I love how professional everybody is, and appreciative of everyone’s work. If you […]


Panda Profile – Dafna Kiverstein

November 15, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

Dafna Kiverstein What is your role at MILTON?  First Grade General Studies Teacher Playground Moadon Leader Why do you teach?  I love interacting with others and seeing how students grow during the year. It inspires me to see students grow in confidence and skills. I’m so pleased to be able to make a positive impact […]


M’Dor L’Dor: Pre-K Students Connect with Friends From Kensington Club

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

“Everybody always wins!” says Pre-K teacher Lisa Davis jubilantly as she collects Bingo cards. She’s describing the special way they play Bingo with seniors and Pre-K students. Her description is not only an accurate description of game play, but also the value proposition for this intergenerational exchange – everybody wins.  Beginning in Fall 2022, students in […]


Grade 4 Students Embody Ushpizin Characters and Explore Sefirot for Sukkot

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

 In the days surrounding Sukkot, elementary students gleefully quizzed each other on biblical characters and offered brachot (blessings) in the name of their chosen characters. Grade four students played key roles in exploring the chag, having been prepared through work with their Judaics teacher G’veret Malkiel.  G’veret Malkiel says “The tradition of having Ushpizin (visitors) […]


Fall 2023 Sports Recap

October 23, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

The Fall 2023 athletics season, MILTON’s first as official members of the PVAC, will wrap up this week. Coaches for each of our three teams are enthusiastic about their teams’ progress. MILTON values athletics for the important team-building skills and time spent outdoors. See details below: 


MILTON Math Program Inspires Deep, Integrated Learning in Grades 2-8

September 22, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

In second grade math classrooms, students are hard at work learning place value. They array a group of colorful blocks in front of themselves on the desks and begin to manipulate them to create groups of ten, twenty, one hundred. The work is physical, tactile, and collaborative, turning abstract math problems represented on the page […]


MILTON Makes Clean Sweep in Math League Competition

September 22, 2023 by Elizabeth Zitelli (Faculty and Staff)

While math departments across the DMV have been focused on early acceleration through rigorous testing, MILTON has quietly built a powerhouse math program through applied mathematics and creative problem solving. The proof is in the daily hands-on work of every student in math class, as well as the results of the latest Math League competition.