Grade 4 Teacher


Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, DePaul University

Emily joined Congressional School in 2018 on the 4th Grade Team. Before Congressional, she spent four years teaching at the Chinese American International School, a California Association of Independent Schools accredited preschool-8th-grade school in San Francisco where she taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. Emily is a graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. This year, Emily will complete her Master's in Education with a focus in Special Education from George Mason University.

Emily is passionate about creating a classroom community in which students feel belonging and like they are supported. She holds significant experience in several initiatives relevant to Congressional including Readers and Writers Workshop; Responsive Classroom; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time exploring museums in the metro D.C. area, trying new restaurants, and hiking and camping with her family.


“I come to work each day excited to facilitate critical thinking and inspire young people to become their best selves. It’s incredibly rewarding to watch students learn and grow.”

Ashley Spalletta

Music Teacher

Brent Hinrichs

Associate Head of School, Director of Lower and Middle School

Brian Krauss

Director of Athletics and Physical Education