Monica joins Charles River School from Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass., where she taught since 1994. Most recently, she taught science in grades 5-8 and served as an instructional coach to the middle school faculty. She has also taught eighth-grade math and lower school science, and tutored students with learning challenges. Prior to working at Shady Hill, she was a high school science and math teacher for learning disabled students at the Forman School and King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Connecticut. Monica is particularly interested in curriculum design, affective education and meeting the needs of diverse learners.