Our Team
McLean Fletcher

McLean Fletcher is a professional DC-based actor on stage, film, and voiceover, as well as an accomplished oil painter. She has worked at many major DC theatres including Studio, Synetic, Folger, and Theatre J. She has her Master’s of Fine Arts from George Washington University and Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting and in addition to performing she works as a private tutor, acting coach, and visual arts instructor.

Aryn Gray


Aryn is a Washington area native who joins us for her second year as a Creative Writing teacher at Horace Mann! She graduated from Trinity Washington University with a BA in Human Relations and Elementary Education. Having worked locally at Le Petite Academy and Bright Horizons, Aryn is excited to pursue her passion for education by working at Horace Mann Elementary and being a part of the Amore Learning team!

Anna DiGiovanni 


Anna DiGiovanni is a classically trained actor born and raised in Oakland California. She has an MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University and The Shakespeare Theatre Company. Anna is passionate about sharing her love of acting and finding different ways we can tell stories. She is also a yoga teacher and will never turn down the opportunity to gab about Shakespeare. She is a welcome addition to the Amore team and plans to share all of her passions with our students! 

Rachael Montgomery


Rachael Montgomery is a classical actor and playwright with a love for teaching. She recently received her MFA in Classical Acting from George Washington University and the Shakespeare Theatre Company. She is passionate about storytelling in any capacity and can’t wait to share her love of stories with students. Rachael lives in Hyattsville, MD with her husband and two pups, Winifred and Samantha. 

Laufey and Junia Lin 


Nope, you're not seeing double! Identical twins Laufey and Junia are former students of Chloe and are so excited to return full circle as part of Amore! Laufey is currently a student at Berklee College of Music in Boston and Junia attends St. Andrews University in Scotland. They join us as Creative Writing camp counselors and social media interns. In their free time, you can find them together playing music, sipping coffee, taking pictures, and storying their favorite moments on Instagram! 

Allison Birgfeld

Allison graduated from the University of Central Florida as an Elementary Education major in 2005 and graduated from Johns Hopkins earning a Masters in Reading. She has experience teaching in Florida and Montgomery County and has been a private tutor for over ten years. Check out her blog for DC area families; BeltwayBambinos.com In her free time she enjoys being with her two kids and husband, eating at DC’s newest restaurants and doing hot yoga. 

Smeeta Narang

Smeeta Narang is a filmmaker and educator with a passion for storytelling. A graduate of National Cathedral School, she studied Cinema and Anthropology at Oberlin College and lived abroad while receiving her M.A. in Berlin, Germany. Smeeta loves to travel and meet new people, and she is exceptionally happy to be teaching in her hometown of Washington, D.C. with Amore!  

Alicia Garfinkel Pines

Alicia moved to D.C. in 2008 from New York to study at American University. After earning her Bachelor's in Elementary Education and Master's in Early Childhood Education at American University, she has taught Pre-K and Kindergarten in DCPS. Alicia got married last year, loves to try new workout classes, and is really excited to join the Amore Learning team!

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