Emma Marchetti, Tucker Room

Originally from Montana, Emma received her B.A in Environmental Studies in 2017 from Bates College in Maine where she researched the importance of inspiring and educating children about our natural world. In 2018, she moved to DC to pursue her passion for education. Since then, she has taught in DC Public Schools as an after school enrichment teacher with Kid Power, a Kindergarten student-teacher at John Lewis Elementary School (formerly West Education Campus), and most recently as a Pre-K 3 and 4 teacher at Truesdell Elementary School. She received her M.S. in Elementary Education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education through the Urban Teachers Preparation Program. She holds a Standard Teaching License in Early Childhood Education as well as a Special Education Teaching License from OSSE District of Columbia. Emma is drawn to  the creativity and mutual respect of the Reggio Emilia approach and has been learning about the philosophy on her own time for the past couple of years. This will be Emma’s second year with St. John’s.