Lexie DePontGrade 1 Teacher
At WES Since: 2022
Why did you become a teacher?
I’ve known since a very young age that I wanted to become a teacher. As a student, I struggled with reading and there were many influential teachers along the way helped me become a more confident and strong reader. I want to be that motivational teacher for my students. My goal as a teacher is to always make learning fun and engaging!
What is your favorite quote?
“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A.A. Milne
I got my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from East Carolina University with a concentration in Reading. I have worked internationally in Nicaragua, where I taught English as a second language as part of the Barrio Planta Project. I then moved back to the U.S. to continue my teaching career by working as a reading specialist for Grades 4-8 at Bullis School and St. Bernadette School. Before coming to WES, I worked for 7 years at the Holy Trinity School in D.C. as a Grade 2 Teacher and Kindergarten teaching aid.