Marci Spilman

Grade 5

I am a native of Baltimore and so of course it’s only natural that I love the Orioles, the Ravens, and a batch of steamed blue crabs smothered with Old Bay Seasoning! I have always wanted to be a teacher ever since I was about 10 years old when I used to play school with my best friend. I received my BS in Elementary Education at Towson State and then my Master’s at Loyola University with a degree in Developmental Reading. I have taught in both public and private schools in Maryland and in Naples, Florida. I started working as a fifth grade teacher at McLean in 2008 and teach math, literature, English, and social studies. I live in Harford County and have a long drive into work, so it’s a good thing I love listening to music to pass the time.  I own two crazy parrots (or they own me) who constantly entertain me – a yellow nape Amazon and an African Grey. Besides spending time with my parrots, I love going to the beach, spending time with my family, and would like to become a better tennis player. McLean is a wonderful place to work and I am so lucky to be sharing experiences with such a phenomenal group of educators, caring parents, and fun loving students!

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