Ms. Maffei has a Bachelor of Science degree from Towson State University and a Master of Science degree from the Johns Hopkins University. Her educational focus was reading development. Mrs. Maffei has taught all grade levels from Kindergarten through 8th grade. She has a passion for integral curriculum and is excited to weave language arts, reading, history and geography together in her humanities classes. Mrs. Maffei’s classes are filled with task based learning and problem solving activities. “I love to see the lightbulb turn on when children discover things on their own! When they realize that they are in control of their learning, children do amazing things.”
Before coming to Basis Independent McLean, Ms. Maffei taught in private schools in Northern Virginia and most recently in Southeast D.C. She has three children, two who have graduated from college and one who is a Youngster at the US Naval Academy.
When she is not reading, Mrs. Maffei enjoys hiking and playing board games.