Art, grades K-8
Willemijn Pluis joined the faculty in 2015 after teaching Form Four art as a volunteer. Willemijn grew up in The Netherlands, attending high school in Bussum. After a gap year working as a volunteer in the Museum of Speelklok tot Pierement in Utrecht, she went to Leiden to do a Museum Studies program with a concentration in art history, museum archiving and education. She worked in several museums as a tour guide and as an archivist. After graduation, Willemijn worked in the education department of the Railway Museum in Utrecht, while studying Graphic Design at night. She moved to the U.S. after meeting her (American) husband in The Netherlands.
Prior to joining the faculty, Willemijn was a long-time parent at the school -- her two daughters attended Lorien Wood K-8. Willemijn was a member of the Student Music Society in university, and has sung locally as a soprano with the Alexandria Choral Society, The Cathedral Choral Society, and currently with the Fairfax Choral Society (along with her daughters).
Besides enjoying learning, teaching and music, Willemijn spends a lot of time behind the sewing machine -- designing, creating, mending and sewing for her family and others.