Ms. Chetrit earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Historic Preservation and Architectural History from Savannah College of Art and Design. She subsequently worked for seven years as a designer at an architectural and design firm in Washington, DC.
Ms. Chetrit was then drawn to a career in education and received her Early Childhood Education Teaching Certification from the KIPP DC Capital Teaching Residency Program. During her residency year, Ms. Chetrit taught prekindergarten at a KIPP DC school in southeast Washington, DC and later served as a lead early education art and literacy intervention teacher at the same school.
Ms. Chetrit's goal as an early childhood teacher at BASIS Independent McLean is to “create a loving, nurturing and inspiring school experience for young children, to teach children to care and to use their imaginations to explore, create and problem-solve.”
Ms. Chetrit admires BASIS Independent McLean's commitment to teaching students to become independent learners and good citizens inside and outside the classroom. Originally from Northern California and Austin, Texas, Ms. Chetrit moved to Washington, DC in 2006. She loves experimenting with messy art projects, silly dance parties, and exploring nature with her son and husband.