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Milton Only School Selected for Multi-Year Grant for Hebrew Education

January 3, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to the Milton Hebrew Language Department! Milton was awarded a four-year grant from Hebrew at the Center, and selected to serve as a Hebrew Teaching School. This designation will allow our faculty to model best practices in second language acquisition for teachers and curriculum developers at other schools and mentor them on Hebrew […]


Elementary School Director Arielle Derby to Lead Cohort in Pedagogy of Partnership Day School Fellowship

April 19, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

We are delighted to announce that MILTON has been selected to be in the inaugural cohort of the Pedagogy of Partnership Day School Fellowship. Elementary School Director Arielle Derby will lead a team of MILTON educators – Grade 5 General Studies Teacher Marissa Bullock, Grade 4 General Studies Teacher Hanina Goldstein, and Grades 3 and 4 […]


Four MILTON Sixth Graders Win Awards at DC STEM Fair

March 23, 2018 by Joshua Ackerman (Faculty and Staff)

Four MILTON sixth graders were awarded top prizes in the Junior Division (Grades 6 to 8) at this year’s DC STEM Fair! The DC STEM Fair is the premier science event for students in Grades 6 to 12 who attend independent and public schools in the nation’s capital. Sixth graders Shoshana L. and Reut S. won […]


General Studies Teacher Mindy Hirsch Selected for Pardes Summer Program

March 6, 2018 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Mazal tov to fifth grade General Studies teacher Mindy Hirsch on being selected for the Pardes Summer Program for day school educators. Mindy will join select educators from around the world in Israel for three weeks of dynamic, interactive study of classic and contemporary Jewish texts. They will grapple with the great Jewish books and ideas, experience how classic […]


MILTON Educators Recognized by Kohelet Prize for Progressive Education

February 15, 2018 by Naomi Reem (Faculty and Staff)

We are thrilled to announce that, for the second year in a row, Kindergarten teachers Lisa Davis, Xani Pollakoff and Vas Pournaras were recognized by the Kohelet Prize for Progressive Education. The teaching team received an Honorable Mention in the category of Learning Environment for their in-depth, multi-disciplinary project to create a South Campus Community […]


MILTON Selected for Ayeka Foundation Grant

December 14, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Ayeka: The Center for Soulful Education announced that it has selected Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital along with Atlanta Jewish Academy, Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, and Netivot HaTorah Day School in Toronto to participate in a cohort funded jointly by The AVI CHAI, Kohelet, and Mayberg Foundations. Ayeka was […]


MILTON Teacher Wins Jane Goodall "Roots & Shoots" Mini-Grant

November 15, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Davis recently won a mini-grant from Jane Goodall’s youth organization, Roots & Shoots. The grant money will go toward materials to build a migratory butterfly garden at the South Campus. The students will learn about the native butterflies of Rock Creek, including the endangered monarch butterfly, then design, construct, and plant a […]


MILTON Educators Attend Project Zero Classroom at Harvard Graduate School of Education

July 27, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby, Early Childhood Director Melissa Davis, and Second Grade General Studies teacher Jen Margolis attended “Project Zero Classroom,” a week-long course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. They were joined by teachers and researchers from all over the United States and 30 other countries. Project Zero Classroom emphasizes educational research […]


Elementary School Director Selected for Prizmah’s YOU Lead Program

July 12, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Elementary School Director Arielle Derby was recently selected to join the 2017-18 cohort of Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, an eight-month leadership development program for Jewish day school professionals that focuses on mentorship and peer support. Arielle was selected from a pool of applicants from Jewish day schools across the country. YOU Lead helps both established and […]


Milton Teacher Selected for Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

July 5, 2017 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Milton teacher Vinny Prell was selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants from across the United States to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. During the five-day program, participants work with Library education specialists and subject-matter experts to learn effective practices for using primary sources in […]


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