Our Faculty

Kalila Henry

Grade 3 Associate Teacher


At WES Since: 2022

What excites you about teaching Grade 3?
What excites me about teaching Grade 3 is getting to know my students and being able to provide a meaningful and joyful learning environment/experience for all students to reach their full potential. I love how autonomous and eager 3rd graders can be about learning new things and I am excited about all that they’ll be learning throughout the year.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
I once heard a quote by Clay P. Bedford that said, “you can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach them to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” That quote has resonated with me throughout my professional and personal academic journey. It has made me a life-long learner and someone who is always willing to learn new skills.

I have a bachelor’s degree from Towson University and a master’s degree from the University of Maryland University College. After school, I began working at the Woods Academy as a Lower School Teacher, where I planned and implemented the curriculum involving lessons, activities, and classroom routines. My fondness for teaching took my expertise to China a few years later where I taught English as a second language. My education experience spans seven years in various schools, including St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School. Currently, I’m a Graduate Assistant at the American University School of Education, where I am also pursuing a master’s in teaching. Outside of work, I pack my suitcase and go on fun adventures where I can visit the beach or play tennis. I love to read with my current favorite book, That Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.