<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=657551337980251&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Skip to content
A message from Head of School David Egolf and Assistant Head of School Mansi Vasa.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
Learn about Corlears School's history, educational philosophy, mission, core values, and more.

Meet our faculty and staff and explore the directory.



Everything prospective families need to know about Corlears admissions.

Outlining the admissions processes for each of our academic programs, from toddlers through fifth grade.
Visit our campus and go inside the curriculum with school leadership. 

Changing the paradigm from financial aid to equitable tuition level-setting for all families.
Quick Links
Viewbook flatlay

Everything you need to know about Corlears School in one handy booklet. Follow the link to receive a digital copy in your inbox.
Early Childhood Division
The Roots program for ages 16–24 months celebrates the way toddlers learn best: through the art of play and wonderment. 

The Seedlings nursery program fosters the natural wonder and curiosity of 2- and 3-year-olds.

Empowering children to become even greater participants in their learning and school community.
Elementary Division
As Corlears students enter the all-important elementary years, it’s all about making connections and building independence.

Building the foundation kids need to fall in love with learning and gain confidence for everything to come.

Comprehensive, individualized support for all Corlears graduates.
Auxiliary Programs
Classic summer fun with plenty of outdoor play, arts and crafts, and fun with friends. Led by Corlears teachers. Open to all.

All about the before- and after-school care available to families enrolled at Corlears.

Free family activities available on select Saturdays throughout the school year.
Meet the volunteer Board of Trustees and learn more about the committees and structures that govern Corlears School.

Events, holidays, and school closings.
Corlears families are important members of our school community, and we offer a number of ways to get involved.

How to get connected and stay involved with Corlears School's alumni community.
Corlears is a small school, but our community has a big heart — and many ways to get involved.

Every dollar has a lasting impact — not just on  students attending Corlears today, but on all children who come through our doors.

There are a variety of opportunities available for current and alumni community members to get involved by volunteering their time. 

The Corlears 50th Anniversary Campaign

In 2018, Corlears celebrated its 50th anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, Corlears School embarked on a 5-year, $4 million campaign that goes beyond our physical structure; this campaign is focused on our heart. Over the past five years, Corlears has been building a truly innovative and transformational vision that is growing a new model for what a private school made just for young children can be.

Benna with Seedlings Red in the backyard

Faculty and Staff

Learn more about Corlears School's impressive faculty expertise and explore our staff directory.
Without a doubt, our faculty are the single most impactful part of the Corlears journey. They hold the highest degrees in childhood education, and through Corlears’ commitment to professional development and training, they have an exceptional level of expertise not typically found in most early years educational settings. They also love what they do — and it shows.

Faculty Expertise

All Corlears faculty have a baseline in training that extends well beyond their graduate degrees. All teachers take part in training related to the core programs and approaches at their respective age levels. Teachers have engaged in a variety of PD offerings through NYSAIS, including but not limited to the following organizations:

We are a professional learning community that engages one another in bringing theory to practice as we meet during weekly staff meetings and on professional development days dedicated to teacher training and development in various areas. Leadership within the educational program is provided through our Assistant Head of School, Division Directors, and Student Success Team in partnership with coaches, specialists, service providers and psychologists.

Experience and Qualifications

All Head Teachers hold Master's degrees in early childhood or elementary education. Associate Teachers interested in becoming Head Teachers are often working toward — or are enrolled in — Master's degree programs. Many teachers have additional, dual, or advanced degrees and certifications.

We Don’t Just Teach Subjects — We Teach Students

Every student brings with them different talents, interests, abilities, and learning styles. At Corlears, we go beyond the classroom to ensure children receives individualized attention.

In fact, all teachers partner with families to learn about children’s personal interests as they begin to build a bridge between home and school, then incorporate aspects of the children’s home life into their studies and spaces.

This extra effort is what makes learning more meaningful and effective, and is just one small part of what makes Corlears different from the rest.

Corlears School's Collaborative Environment

As children get older and develop emotionally and cognitively, we work with the whole child and challenge them academically, socially, and emotionally. Teachers partner with each other and families to help each child be their best. Collaboration across disciplines is also common, as teachers design a specific curricula based upon the developmental stages of children as well as their particular needs.

Every teacher is an expert in their field, with a solid and well-rounded understanding of child development. We create classrooms where students are able to take risks and embark upon challenges that help them learn deeply, and make meaning beyond memorization. In addition, partnerships with families are forged through regular communication and sharing of the learning process.

Meet the Team

Our full staff directory is below, sorted alphabetically by first name. Click on the photos to learn more about these members of our vibrant and inclusive community.

  • Faculty
  • Administrative Staff
Paper plane divider element

Contact Us