Lower Elementary, New People & Positions
Lower Elementary Teacher
John Feeley is a native of this city. He earned his B.A. (1976) and Master’s degree (1978) in Speech Pathology from the Catholic University of America. While working for the DC Public Schools, he took advantage of their Montessori retooling program and received his certification from the Washington Montessori Institute (1996: Elementary). He went on to earn his doctorate in Education, concentrating on literacy and curriculum, from the George Washington University in 1999. He has maintained his certification as a Speech Language Pathologist. He is a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington and an Advisory Neighborhood commissioner in the Michigan Park neighborhood of Washington. He has enjoyed teaching at Loyola University of Maryland as part of the Montessori Summer Training Institute. Dr. Feeley has worked at the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Institute, the DC Public Schools and Prince George's County Public Montessori programs. In fall of 2016, he acted as the Interim Upper Elementary Teacher at Aidan.Dr. Feeley’s late wife, Helen Young, was a writer and editor in the Mayor’s office and a managing editor for the Northeast Star. He and his wife had no children. He has been fortunate to work with children from many area schools and summer camp programs over the years, including Green Acres, the George Washington University Aftercare program at Beauvoir, Robert Goddard Chess Club and Camp Maria Retreat Center. He has been a Cub Scout den and Pack leader, as well as charter representative for Pack 98 for many years. He has twenty nieces and nephews and five great-nieces and nephews and many godchildren. He is the co-author of Brookland (2012) from Arcadia Publishing and enjoys investigating neighborhood history.