A NCAA basketball coach, a pediatrician and a retired special agent are only a few of the Flint Hill parents, faculty and friends who will lend their expertise to Lower School students during this fall’s Brown Bag Lunch Series. The Brown Bag Lunch Program (BBL) is a long-standing tradition in the Lower School that was created to enrich our students’ learning and exploration, and this fall’s lineup of potential speakers is certain to do just that. For this voluntary program, students in Kindergarten through Fourth Grade may select their top three choices from a selection of options.
On November 16, Peterson Companies Principal Jon Peterson visited students to discuss city planning, using National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland as an example. Through Winter Break, students will have the opportunity to hear from Flint Hill parents, faculty and friends as they lead discussions on photography, French language, mythology, U.S. Diplomacy, NCAA basketball and robotics. The current schedule of speakers and topics includes:
What happens in an Emergency Room? Dr. Meenu Potdar will share her experiences as a pediatrician and emergency room physician. Students will hear about the highlights of her career and what a day in the life of a hospital is like. She will share more about her specialty and the different aspects of caring for children as a pediatric doctor.
U.S. Diplomacy and National Security
Retired Special Agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Melissa Foynes will present about her work as a Foreign Service Specialist where she worked on a variety of assignments related to federal law enforcement and national security. Students interested in learning about federal law enforcement or how the U.S. government operates overseas to protect and promote U.S. interests are encouraged to sign up.
Are you interested in being behind the lens to capture memories or take better pictures? Ms. Cris Kittner will share her talent and passion as a photographer. With a special interest in natural light photography, Kittner will share basic technique and design tips for students who are curious about being a photographer.
Modern Language Department Chair, Jill Moore will share and introduction to basic French words and phrases. Students will learn how to introduce themselves and greet others. They will also learn a bit about French culture, including some famous people, popular foods, and important landmarks in France.
Kate Hattemer is the chair of the Flint Hill Classics Department and teaches Latin at the Upper School. She is also the author of two novels published by Random House, “The Vigilante Poets of Selwyn Academy” and “The Land of 10,000 Madonnas.” She will share her passion for classical mythology and storytelling with tales of Greek gods and heroes.
What would it be like to coach the sport you love to play? Coach Dave Paulsen, Head Coach of the George Mason Men’s Basketball Team, will speak with students about his career, building a winning team, the importance of sportsmanship and his passion for the game of basketball.
Upper School Robotics Teacher, Mike Snyder will share more about the inspiration and design behind recent projects that the Upper School students have produced. He will discuss the engineering process his students use to solve design challenges and test inventions prior to competition and demonstrate some of the robots students have built.