Elaine Dephouse is the Key School Director of Admission and has been working at Carolina Day School since 2006.
Get to know Elaine Dephouse:
What interesting background, training, etc. do you bring to your position? "I bring several perspectives to my position as Director of Admission for the Key School at Carolina Day School. First, I am a former 6th grade Humanities teacher, and I have experience teaching students who learn differently as they transitioned from Key School to Stephens Hall at CDS. Also, as the parent of two children with dyslexia, I have watched them discover the unique gifts and talents that accompany their learning difference, as well as supported them on their academic journey. Lastly, I have completed training in the Orton-Gillingham method of instruction, and I have seen first-hand in the classroom and in my own home how successful this method of teaching is with children with learning differences. I am honored to be a part of this division at Carolina Day School!"
What do you like most about your job at CDS? "I am inspired everyday by the teaching and learning that takes place at Carolina Day. Especially in the Key School, teachers work hard to know their students and where they are with their challenges and to plan effective and prescriptive lessons every single day to teach them how to learn and how to be independent. Magic happens in our classrooms at Key!"
How would you describe yourself and/or your approach to your job in 10 words or less? "Dedicated educator and passionate advocate of learners with differences and their families."