Position: Upper School English & Performing Arts
Education: English, Washington and Lee University; M.T. Secondary English, University of Virginia; graduate-level coursework at Teachers College, Columbia University (International Education Development program) and Shenandoah University (Reading Specialist program)
Certifications/Licensures: Postgraduate Professional License, Secondary English Education, VA; Cross-cultural, Language, and Academic Development (CLAD) Certificate, CA; Single Subject Teaching Credential, CA
Years at Powhatan: 3
Bio: Natalie is a Powhatan graduate (’93) honored to return to her alma mater as educator. After receiving her master’s at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development, she worked in Charlottesville and San Francisco, teaching English, history, and violin performance.
In addition to directing Shakespeare plays, Natalie has conducted action research on arts integration and experiential learning in Grades 6-8. A Fulbright Commission Scholar (’09), she developed and facilitated an exchange program between students in California and Germany.
Natalie currently resides near Millwood with her husband, Langdon, daughters Sienna (2nd grade) and Virginia (Pre-K), and three beloved canines: Sassafras, Sadie, and Dakota. In her free time she enjoys yoga, photography, travel, and playing in a family band.