Joan Koss

MS English

I am originally from Miami, Florida but consider the Washington area home. I have had the opportunity to work in various creative industries such as fashion and art, which have had a large impact in leading me to pursue teaching, which I consider the job that requires the most creativity. I am passionate about teaching and making connections with my students. I earned a Masters in Special Education degree from the American University, and I hold a BA in Public Communications and a minor in Education Studies. I have taught English to grades 7 and 8 students at McLean School since 2001. When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and four children ( ranging in ages from 33 to 11), reading, cooking, traveling and even going to the gym.

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