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Jean-Daniel (JD) Louis

Jean-Daniel (JD) Louis
Upper School English Language Arts Teacher
Battering Ram Faculty Advisor
9th Grade Advisor

JD has taught in the Upper School since 2011.

JD’s diverse and multi-cultural educational journey started at the International Preschool in Queens, followed by the United Nations International School.

JD also attended Brooklyn Friends, a Quaker school guided by the ideals of acceptance, compassion, equality, and non-violence. His passion for English as a language art was fostered at BFS. For his undergraduate degree, JD combined his love of writing and literature with a contemplative education at Naropa University where his plan to pursue a career as a secondary English teacher was solidified. JD completed the MAT Program at Bard College, which integrated all of his educational experiences with an innovative basis for critical reflection on his educational practice. 

JD is NY State Certified in English for grades 7-12.

His passion for poetry and literature has been a guiding force in all aspects of his teaching. He enjoys teaching in interdisciplinary settings and collaborative student centered environments. JD is a huge advocate for creating settings in which student work can be collected and displayed. As the faculty advisor of the Battering Ram, WDS’ award winning literary journal, he believes the arts create community. 

JD currently resides in Phoenicia with his wife and three children.