Form Two Teachers (2nd and 3rd grades)
Lynnette Fields joined the faculty in 2008. She graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in Elementary Education in 2007. Following graduation, she first taught fifth grade at a private Christian school in Northern Virginia. After joining the Lorien Wood teaching staff, Lynnette taught Form Two (2nd and 3rd grades) for five years and Kindergarten for two, and is now returning to Form Two! She took a break from teaching for a year to work with her parents at FirstFruits Cooperative, growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit to share with members. She enjoyed learning more about growing food from seed as well as the experience of educating others in the process.
Aside from gardening, Lynnette enjoys preserving the harvest, reading books of all kinds, playing board games, sewing or crafting, going to art museums, volunteering with Access Ministries, and spending time with her husband and their dog. She brings her enthusiasm for literature, art, and agriculture to the classroom and beyond.
Dinah Steele joined the faculty of Lorien Wood in 2015. She graduated from Covenant College with a B.A. in both Art and Music in 2012. She is enrolled in North Central University's Masters Program for Early Childhood Education. After receiving her undergraduate degrees, Dinah nannied for a home school family, aiding with the children’s home school instruction. This experience led Dinah to pursue her teaching career. Dinah first worked as a teacher’s aide in Fourth Presbyterian School's preschool, in the 3’s and 4’s classroom. After that, she was Lead Teacher at Christ Episcopal School's preschool.
Outside of the classroom, Dinah works in the middle school and high school youth ministry at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Md. and teaches a weekly Bible study there. She has also been a flute teacher and tutored students in after school programs in Anacostia, Washington, D.C.
Dinah spent a summer in Ireland with World Harvest Missions (now Serge Ministries) supporting missionaries there through music and art ministry. In her freetime, Dinah loves to paint, play the flute, sing and help lead music at her church.
Dinah brings her love of art, music and children of all ages to her teaching in the classroom. She is excited to teach the second and third grade students in Form Two!