Kara Brounstein

Grade 5

I moved to DC after graduating with my BA in English and Educational Studies from Colgate University and immediately fell in love with this area. I stayed here to pursue my Master’s in teaching, receiving my MA in Special Education from American University. At American, I was surrounded by faculty, colleagues, and students who inspired me to figure out new, creative ways to teach material. I worked at a private school for students with learning differences and saw firsthand that students who have struggled in school have simply struggled to learn in the way that they were taught. As a teacher, I believe it my job to teach to my students’ unique strengths and challenges. That is why I am so excited to join the team at McLean, where I feel supported to continue embracing the individual talents and learning styles of each of my students.

When I’m not in the classroom I love to spend time with friends and family, usually over some good Italian food. I enjoy traveling, hiking, and attending all DC sporting events.

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277  admission@mcleanschool.org