Kelly Maranchuck is a natural educator who has grown from a classroom teacher to a school leader. As a senior curriculum coordinator and instructional coach at BASIS Washington, D.C., she draws on the tenets that made her classroom consistently successful: high expectations; rigorous, rich curriculum; and a dynamic, engaging environment for everyone to excel. In addition to supporting teachers in the classroom, Maranchuck coordinates the schoolwide testing schedule, provides classroom coverage, and uses data to drive instruction as an integral member of the school leadership team.
Maranchuck started at BASIS Washington, D.C., as a fifth grade English teacher in 2021 and added the role of English department chair in 2022. Her classroom was a hub of intellectual rigor, where students unpacked complex concepts in grammar, text and characterization. Maranchuck helped students master above-grade-level content by relating skills and knowledge to everyday life. As a result of her efforts, her fifth graders exceeded expectations on baseline school assessments in English language arts and remained well-prepared for success in future grades. Their academic growth also translated to improvement in their PARCC reading scores by 10% from 2021-22 to 2022-23. Maranchuck’s classroom became a model for observation by other teachers in the school, and today she works across the school to replicate these same types of results.
For Maranchuck, building academic talent and relationships go hand in hand. An enthusiastic supporter of creating community, she maintains close ties with students, colleagues and families. Her schoolwide spelling bee unites students around the excitement of learning, leading some to advance to citywide spelling bee events.
Maranchuck received a Bachelor of Arts in history from American University in 2016 and a Master of Fine Arts in secondary education and teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2019.
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