Teacher Spotlight

Teacher Spotlight: Riki Weeks, Upper School Math

May 12, 2022

Riki Weeks doesn’t just want your student to know how to solve math problems. He wants them to understand and explore why the equations even exist. Mr. Weeks, Grades 7-12 Mathematics Chair and Upper School Math teacher, knows his department is uniquely positioned to guide Flint Hill students to success. Why do you love teaching math?Math is one of those…

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Teacher Spotlight: Nikki Brugnoli, Upper School Art

April 29, 2022

If you visit the Upper School campus, you can’t miss our Art classrooms. They’re brimming with easels, canvases, pottery wheels and both finished and in-progress works. Art teacher Nikki Brugnoli tells us what it’s like to guide Flint Hill students through the creative process and why art plays a crucial part in educating young minds. What do…

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Teacher Spotlight: Khalil Abdul-Malik, Upper School English

April 12, 2022

Khalil Abdul-Malik doesn’t just want to teach his students one subject; he aims to help them think critically and be the best possible version of themselves. An Upper School English teacher who has also taught history and geography, Mr. Abdul-Malik weaves those subjects together to investigate and understand the human condition in his classes. What…

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Teacher Spotlight: Zita Gray, Upper School Science

April 1, 2022

Zita Gray, Upper School physics and chemistry teacher, is dedicated to science education. But she’s quick to point out that school isn’t just about the subject you teach – it’s about the community you create. What do you love about teaching?I love teaching physics and chemistry and science in general because I think it’s really…

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Teacher Spotlight: Michael Snyder, Upper School Robotics

February 17, 2022

As a prospective parent, you’ve probably seen Michael Snyder’s photo on our website and in emails. Mr. Snyder holds a master’s degree in education, is the architect of Flint Hill’s award-winning robotics program and team, and teaches cybersecurity – another award-winning program here. We talked to him about teaching, what his students go on to…

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