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Kristine O’Brien

Spanish Teacher
Weekend Activity Coordinator
Education: Brandeis University - B.A., Hispanic Studies and Economics
Boston University - M.A., Teaching in Modern Foreign Language

“I believe in each student having their own form or type of intelligence. Finding ways of working with different types of intelligences and personalities in language learning makes for meaningful curriculum development and lesson planning.”
 
What is your teaching philosophy?
You have to put students first. It’s been my thing since I began teaching. In order to do that, you need to be able to get to know your students. I worked at both a public and private school before CH-CH and it was impossible to get to know my students with 20-30 kids in my class. Teaching in the environment where I didn’t know who my students were, felt like all the work I was putting in wasn’t making a difference in a meaningful way.

How are the class sizes at CH-CH?
At CH-CH, the class sizes are perfect. I really can spend the time to get to know each of my students, their strengths, and their needs. I feel like I can teach the individual here.
 
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Located 10 miles from Boston, Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall is a coeducational college preparatory school that teaches the way students learn. The School welcomes students with diverse learning styles and helps them to develop self-confidence and achieve academic success through personalized, integrated learning. Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall offers 180 boarding and day students a richly diverse cultural and academic environment and opportunities to engage in the arts, athletics and community service.