B.A., English, Sewanee: The University of the South
Aly Bolton teaches fifth grade and has been at Carolina Day since 2022. Aly began teaching in 2011 as a Teach for America corps member in Charlotte, NC where she taught English as a Second Language. Aly is a former school librarian and her classroom always reflects her great love of children's literature. Aly is Orton Gillingham trained.
Get to know Aly Bolton:
What interesting background, training, etc. do you bring to your position?
"I was homeschooled through highschool and had never set foot in a public or private school classroom until my first day of teaching. I spent a lot of time outdoors as a child and was an avid reader. My parents owned a bookstore, and the house I grew up in had over 35,000 books in it. I think my non-traditional school experiences have made me an eclectic teacher who is able to design creative lessons that challenge students in original ways."
What is your favorite quote about education, mentorship, children, and/or learning?
"Even as we are, we are becoming." - Loren Eisley. I love this quote because it reminds me that the children I work with are always in the process of becoming themselves. They are impressionable and malleable, and it is my great responsibility and joy to be a part of that journey with them.
Which classroom projects/events are you known for?
"I am known for my classroom magazines. I put together digital magazines of student art and writing that I share with parents and students! It's so much fun, and students love seeing their work in a professional-style publication."
What personal passion brings balance to your life?
"I practice yoga and love its meditative benefits. I believe in being intentional about practicing self-love, and yoga is my way to show myself the love and respect that I strive to give others."