Maura Way

Years at NGFS: 6

Education: B.A. in English and Secondary Education, Mary Washington College; M.F.A. in Poetry, Boise State University

Maura Way is excited to return to NGFS, this time as an Upper School English Teacher (she was previously the Middle School Reading and Writing teacher at NGFS). Maura has a rich history of educational experience teaching English in Stafford, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She has also been a Composition and Creative Writing instructor at Boise State University and an English and Creative Writing instructor at Summit School.

After experiencing so many different educational styles, what makes NGFS stand out? According to Maura, it is “the Quaker pedagogy and focus on community, the challenging and student-centered approach to life-long learning, and getting to be Maura instead of Mrs. Way!”

There is no better way to get to know Maura than through her own words. She says, “I am a poet. I enjoy going to poetry slams and readings as well as quietly sitting under trees writing sonnets. My husband Mark and I also enjoy reading and playing darts (but not at the same time).”