My hope for my students is to find amazement in words and, with them, to practice courage and compassion.
Faculty & Staff
Foote teachers instill a joy of learning by encouraging questions that lead students on an exciting journey of discovery. Teachers value each child’s input, thoughts, ideas and experiences. Two-thirds of our faculty members hold advanced degrees and almost half have been at Foote for more than 10 years.
M.A., Wesleyan University
P.A.-C., Cornell University
R. Özler Kayaarası
M.S., Central Connecticut State University
M.A., Georgetown College
M.S. Ed., University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
B.A., William Smith College
Native Americans used natural materials like marigolds to dye yarn. First and second graders do too, as part of an in-depth exploration of woodland Native American cultures.