Lora Peters, Middle School Science

"Growing in an all-girls environment, they learn to be more confident in themselves. I feel very strongly that there are benefits to girls finding their voices among girls, especially in middle school when they are trying to figure out who they are."

Your first came to Bryn Mawr as a parent. Why did you choose Bryn Mawr for your daughter?

I loved the academics, I loved the athletics, and I loved the fact that she was going to be in a really supportive environment—one that is supportive of strong girls. This is a really great community.

What do you like the most about teaching at Bryn Mawr?

I like middle school girls. I like the challenges, I like that you can go into some depth with them, and that they are enthusiastic and happy. There is a lot of energy with middle school girls, and I love that. I think that, growing in an all-girls environment, they learn to be more confident in themselves. I feel very strongly that there are benefits to girls finding their voices among girls, especially in middle school when they are trying to figure out who they are.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy is that you learn by doing, and for science in particular, the best way to learn it is by doing the science. I also think it is important to relate it to the real world. Our curriculum for sixth grade science really lends itself to that because we find ways to tie in current events and the world around us.
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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.