Whitney Lynn, M.A.

Whitney Lynn, M.A.

Elementary Curriculum Coordinator/Instructor

Whitney holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary liberal studies with a Minor in Elementary Education from James Madison University in Virginia. She brings over half a decade of teaching experience to Collage Day School. Whitney is passionate about teaching children to discover the world around them and brings this enthusiasm to her classroom. As a teacher, she aims to guide children to become lifelong learners by fostering curiosities through engaging and meaningful opportunities. As the Kindergarten teacher, she focuses on the whole child; utilizing differentiated instruction and encouraging students to explore their environments in both intellectually stimulating and nurturing ways. Additionally, Whitney is the Elementary Curriculum Coordinator at Collage Day School. Outside of school, you’ll find Whitney logging miles as an avid runner, traveling or cooking.

Why I Decided to Become a Teacher:

Growing up, my parents always encouraged me to find something that I love to do, and to do just that. I had a passion for serving others in a meaningful way, and so I became a teacher. My 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Ghetti, showed me the kind of teacher I wanted to be. Mrs. Ghetti made me feel smart and creative and believed in me, but most importantly, made me feel special. I realized that this is the most important thing I can do as a teacher. Teaching starts with how I make a child feel. From there, they can move mountains.

How Teaching Has Changed Me:

Teaching has allowed for me to see the impact that one person can have on so many. It’s shown me how far a smile can go. It’s given me opportunities to work with children of diverse backgrounds, needs, and abilities. And, with every group of students, I continue to grow and learn as a teacher.

Favorite Parts of Being a Teacher:

There is nothing more gratifying than helping a child reach a “light bulb” moment. I love the relationships I have with my students and the classroom community we build together. I love teaching because every day is different. Each day is a fresh start. Each day is an opportunity.