Our Team

Through unique and creative approaches, our team seeks to boost each child's skills, confidence, and attitude toward learning.

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Our Team Philosophy

Amore Learning's mission is to foster a love of learning. Our philosophy is rooted in the idea that learning should be fun, engaging, and exciting. Through unique and creative approaches, our team seeks to boost each child's skills, confidence, and attitude toward learning. We believe in establishing strong relationships with children and families in the pursuit of growth and happiness. 

Shea Holman

Shea Holman

Consultant / Instructor

Shea Holman hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan and recently moved to Washington D.C. to work for The Purple Campaign, a nonprofit organization on a mission to end sexual harassment in the workplace. Shea is a recent graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and a graduate of the University of Michigan. As an undergraduate student at University of Michigan, Shea studied Percussion Performance and Philosophy. She also tutored student athletes at the Stephen M. Ross Academic Center, offering group sessions in essay writing and career development. While in law school, Shea spent time providing group and private tutoring to students ranging from preschool to eighth grade. In her free time, Shea loves to hike in Great Falls, listen to podcasts from "The Moth," and try out new vegetarian recipes. You can also find her at the Georgetown Flea Market on Sundays hunting for rare books.

Meghan Bracewell

Meghan Bracewell

Consultant

Meghan, a native New Englander, has called Washington D.C. home for almost 20 years. A graduate with honors from Amherst College in Amherst MA, she double majored in Law & Jurisprudence and Art History and was on the College’s soccer and lacrosse teams. After Amherst, Meghan worked in state politics in Massachusetts before moving to DC to attend law school at Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school Meghan worked on Capitol Hill serving as an intern on the Senate Judiciary Committee and also working pro bono at area legal clinics. Following law school, Meghan and her husband moved to London for several years where she dipped her toes into residential real estate development.

Community involvement is very important to Meghan. She has served as a Girls on the Run coach at three DC schools, on the Board of the DC Library Foundation, PTA President Horace Mann Elementary for two years, along with serving as a room parent. She currently serves as the Chair of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) at Congressional, along with managing her son’s soccer and lacrosse teams, and serving as a class representative and mentor family at her daughters school. In her free time, Meghan loves to play tennis, read, cook and spend time with her family and friends.
Meghan and her husband, Patrick, a native Washingtonian, live with their three children and field spaniel George in Washington, DC.

Kate Poms

Kate Poms

Teacher

Kate is a native of DC and has a passion for bringing arts and creativity to educational settings. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatre Performance and is a teaching arts and arts administrator. Because her background is in theatre, she loves to help students explore their imaginations and foster the self-confidence that helps kids learn and grow. She is thrilled to be a part of the Amore team!

Emmaline Dewitt

Emmaline Dewitt

Teacher

Emmaline is a native of Savannah, Georgia who has resided in DC for nearly four years. She is a BA/MAT candidate at American University in Psychology and Elementary Education. Emmaline has over seven years of experience working with children, including being a Partner Teacher in DC public schools. Her favorite aspect to teaching is finding creative ways to instill learning. She possesses a background in the arts from attendance at middle and high schools specialized in the arts. Emmaline is an avid cook, runner, and traveler. Prior to the pandemic, she interned for a leading social care provider in the United Kingdom, Certitude London. She ensures every child makes lasting connections to subjects and fosters overall academic success. Emmaline is ecstatic to be a part of Amore and contribute to the team's dedication to learning.

Anna DiGiovanni

Anna DiGiovanni

Teacher

Anna DiGiovanni has been with the Amore team for several semesters as an academic tutor and Creative Writing, Acting, Yoga, and Improv teacher at schools across DC. Anna 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 learning and finding different ways we can all tell stories. She continues to bring her passion and enthusiasm to all her students, big and small!

Mostafa Darban

Mostafa Darban

Teacher

Mostafa has over ten years of experience as a teacher and educational consultant. Originally from overseas, Mostafa has lived in Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, the UK, and now the US for the past decade. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and is fluent in Persian. Now he teaches K-9 math, science, English, and social studies, specializing in comprehension, retention, and test-taking. He also supports students with special needs such as dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD. With these students, he focuses on reading accuracy and fluency by combining phonemic awareness and orthographic memory strengthening. He loves seeing his students walk away feeling confident and proud of themselves. Outside of work, Mostafa enjoys playing with his dog Wellington, reading philosophy, and training for his next marathon!

Boma Saka

Boma Saka

Teacher

Boma is a fourth-year teacher with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Community College Administration and Supervision from Morgan University. She is currently pursuing a second Master’s in Social Work, and nurturing her passion for teaching with Amore! Originally from Baltimore, Boma has experience tutoring, teaching enrichment classes, and overseeing students via Amazon Web Services. When she is not teaching, she is either playing with her Yorkie, Bonnie, or actively writing, editing, and publishing novels. She is excited to bring a love of writing to her students!

Chloe Gelpieryn

Chloe Gelpieryn

Social Media Coordinator / Teacher

Chloe joins us as a social media coordinator as well as an enrichment teacher. She is originally from Seattle, and has been in DC for the past four years studying at American University. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and International Business. Chloe is currently pursuing a Master’s in Marketing and is very passionate about digital media. In her free time, Chloe likes to run, hike, cook, and play soccer. Her favorite part about teaching is creating new and innovative ways for students to learn!

Palak Gulati

Palak Gulati

Teacher

Palak is originally from Old Bridge, New Jersey, and has recently moved to Washington, DC. She is currently earning her BA in Criminal Justice and Psychology with a minor in Law and Society at the George Washington University. Palak loves working with kids and is experienced in tutoring children of all age ranges. During her free time, she can be found trying new restaurants, dancing, or finding a new local spot to hang out with her friends. Palak is extremely excited to be a part of the Amore team and cannot wait to work with her students!

Allesandra Plourde

Allesandra Plourde

Teacher

Allesandra joins us as an enrichment teacher. She is a graduate of American University with a BA in Journalism and minor in Legal Studies. Allesandra has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember. Opening a good book and escaping to another world is her favorite hobby, and she shares this love of reading with her students. When she is working with her students she encourages them to learn about nature, biology and respecting the environment. She enjoys creative writing and encourages imagination. She loves adventure and is a tracker of sea-turtles, a gardener, and a music enthusiast. She is excited to be on the Amore team and we are thrilled to have her!

Catriona Plourde

Catriona Plourde

Teacher

Catriona (Kitty) joins us as an enrichment teacher this year. She is originally from Virginia and has always loved working with children. With a background in Ballet, Catriona has taught beginner and intermediate students in a studio for several years. Over the past four years she has worked as a teachers aid in her local elementary school focusing on reading. Catriona's passion for working with young children has given her insight into the needs and development of creative play and learning, which she loves integrating into her teaching. She is currently attending American University studying Elementary Education. She hopes to bring a bright future including lots of love for learning to every student whose path she crosses!

Anastasiia Danylova

Anastasiia Danylova

Teacher

Anastasiia is an artist from Ukraine. She studied graphic design and art at the University of the District of Columbia and Delaware State University and graduated with BA in Studio Art. She is a passionate artist and loves sharing her creativity with others. Anastasiia loves teaching studio art, art history, color theory, and helping students explore their imaginations in a supportive and friendly environment!

Dan Campbell

Dan Campbell

Coach

Dan Campbell grew up in Cape Cod, MA, and moved to DC recently after graduating from Elon University with a business degree. Dan is a sports coach and loves sharing his passion for athleticism with students. While Dan's favorite sports to teach are golf and basketball, Dan is also a phenomenal academic tutor and will be pursuing his Master's in Teaching this year!

Sophia Jacobs

Sophia Jacobs

Teacher

Sophia grew up in the suburbs of Connecticut and is now a Junior at American University studying Elementary Education. She found her passion for education through her work with the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI). There, she mentored and taught ESL classes to immigrant and refugee children, helped organize their Summer Academy, and started a youth services club at her high school. She was awarded the Angela R. Anderson Award by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal for her work with CIRI and the creation of the club. This year she gave private tutoring lessons to children in D.C. to help them stay on track during the pandemic. Sophia strongly believes that education is power and allowing students to get excited about it is the first step to success! In her free time, she enjoys listening to music with her friends and baking vegan treats.

Marie Fulcher

Marie Fulcher

Teacher

Marie joins Amore with a strong passion for fostering educational exploration. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a BA in Environmental/Regional Geography. After volunteering for ASPIRE Training and Education in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Marie chose to pursue K-12 academic tutoring and educational leadership. As an avid reader and writer, she specializes in reading-writing tutoring based on a student’s learning style, strengths, and interests. Her goal is to reignite student’s confidence in themselves while providing a setting fueled by an expansive love for learning. In her free time, Marie enjoys exploring D.C.'s many museums, discovering new hiking trails, and actively looking into new books and shows.

Rose Humphries

Rose Humphries

Teacher

Rose is currently a George Washington undergraduate student pursuing a BS degree in Public Health with a Pre-Medical concentration. Tutoring has been a long time passion of hers and she loves to see a student's self-confidence grow as they learn. Originally from Florida, she enjoys spending her time outdoors at the beach or hiking, hanging out with friends, and reading a good book. She is thrilled to be a new addition to the Amore team and can't wait to share her love of learning with students!

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