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 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 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!
Morgan McKenzie is a filmmaker and educator. with a passion for spreading a joy of learning to kids! She graduated from Hampton University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Broadcast Journalism and received her M.F.A. in film from Howard University in 2016. She has since been focused on her screenwriting projects, building a production company, and educating the young minds of tomorrow with Amore!
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!
Sydney Gart, a sophomore at American University, is from Denver, Colorado, and is currently a sophomore at American University. She is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Gender and Women's Studies. She is active on campus through involvement with her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, Chabad, and the AU AIPAC board. In addition, she helped start a March For Our Lives chapter at AU because she cares deeply about keeping schools safe. She is passionate about education policy and teaching kids to love learning. She has two younger brothers who she misses very much while being at school, so she is excited to help teach two classes with Amore this semester
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!