Originally from New Orleans, Ms. Casey’s career in education began as a Teach for America Corps member after graduating from Georgetown University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Art History and English. She obtained her Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus on curriculum development, art museum education, and educational research. Ms. Casey possesses experience training novice teachers in curriculum development and implementation, and she has worked in art museums in Boston and Washington D.C.
Because she is passionate about interdisciplinary learning, anti-racist pedagogy, and educational equity, Ms. Casey strives to highlight the works of diverse, historically marginalized writers and artists whenever possible. She appreciates how literature acts as a vehicle for developing empathy, raising cultural awareness, building self-knowledge, and sparking creativity. Ms. Casey finds fulfillment in her role at Hamlin because the Creed aligns with her personal values of integrity, interpersonal connection, self-care, and purpose. Teaching allows her to share the joy of lifelong learning with her students, encourage their intellectual curiosity, and cultivate meaningful relationships essential to the process of learning.
In addition to her formal English curriculum–which consists of reading and writing about literary texts, grammar, and vocabulary–Ms. Casey promotes mindfulness, self-compassion, and a growth mindset. She urges students to develop appropriate expectations for themselves by shifting away from an unattainable standard of perfectionism. Ms. Casey helps students build confidence by identifying and leveraging their unique strengths to achieve their individualized goals to become stronger writers, critical thinkers, and eloquent communicators.