Blair Connection

A Lively performance

By Eric Feigen | Nov. 30, 2017, 8:01 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Engaging high students is one of a teacher's greatest challenges. Robin Lively, the latest addition to the Blair math department, uses acrobatics as way to motivate her class and foster good study habits in and out of school. If all of her students receive a least C on a major assignment, Lively performs a cartwheel as a reward for the class' hard work.


A passion for fashion

By Absa Fall | Oct. 20, 2017, 1:36 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

"When I was five I wanted to be a fashion designer, but that changed when I came to America. I want to study astronomy and be an astronomer but I am thinking of getting a minor in fashion design."


Du Cameroun aux Etats-Unis

By Ellie Williams | March 28, 2017, 1:04 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

"Au début j'avais honte de mon accent, mais maintenant je trouve que c'est un avantage de pouvoir communiquer avec des différentes parties du monde."


Humans of Blair: A balance of passions

By Randima Herath | Jan. 6, 2016, 1:51 p.m. | In Humans of Blair »

Isabel Hernandez-Cata, the choral and general music teacher at Blair, grew up with music-loving parents who come from different cultural backgrounds. As a result, Hernandez-Cata has devoted almost all of her life to music and teaching.


Woodward, Marta

By Abir Muhuri | March 15, 2015, 11:03 a.m. | In Teacher Feature »

Marta Woodward is sure to brighten up your day. She has an infectious smile and wears colorful headbands. Whether teaching biology, singing for her choir or simply being herself, Marta Woodward keeps with her a treasure chest of wisdom and diversity.


Teacher Feature

Taking center stage

By Zewde Ingram | Dec. 29, 2014, 2:04 p.m.

Kelly O'Connor, who has taught at Blair since 1997, is a passionate thespian who has enthusiastically embraced the role as director of Montgomery Blair's school plays and musicals.


Redefining the term 'student teacher'

By Martha Morganstein | Nov. 18, 2014, 7:03 p.m.

"It's the strong smell of deja-vu," NSL and AP comparative government teacher Peter Cirincione says. It's Cirincione's first year as a teacher at Blair, but his 5th year as a member of the Blair community.


Mbaya Subayi: from the Belgian Congo to Blair High School

By Sasha Tidwell | Oct. 3, 2014, 9:28 a.m.

With his complex background, French teacher Mbaya Subayi fits right in with the diverse population while also standing out as a charismatic teacher.


Duval, Elizabeth

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | May 3, 2014, 2:38 p.m.


Plotinsky, Miriam

By Neida Mbuia Joao | May 3, 2014, 2:22 p.m.


Humans of Blair

Humans of Blair: Caring and committed

By Eleanor Linafelt | Nov. 22, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

Senior Savitri Singh has wanted to become a doctor since she was four years old. Unlike the childhood career fantasies of many, Singh's dream has not left her as she has grown older.


Friends, Soccer—and Swish!

By Nicholas Shereikis | Nov. 5, 2014, 1:20 p.m.

In 2012, Okombi escaped war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo to the U.S. with his family. He enrolled at Blair the summer after, immediately joining the inter-school summer soccer league.



Alumni of Blair: Love and loss at Blair

By Maximillian Foley-Keene | Oct. 14, 2014, 10:35 a.m.

"The best day of my life was at that Blair basketball game."


Humans of Blair: Kinetics, Cars and Cameroon

By Abir Muhuri | Sept. 30, 2014, 9:37 p.m.

Sophomore Franck Demou walks into the media center with a confident smile. He packs together with his tight group of friends. Sitting down at a table, he thinks back to long walks during his sunny days in Cameroon.