Our Faculty & Staff
Without a doubt, the single most impactful part of Corlears is our teachers. They hold the highest degrees in early childhood education, so when it comes to inspiring young minds, they know their stuff.
Many have taught at other schools in new york City— they’ve chosen to stay at Corlears. maybe it is because we are an innovative leader. And a model for our progressive, developmental approach to literacy, math, social studies, and social justice. Maybe it’s because we’re deliberately small.
We don’t just teach subjects, we teach students— students who come with different talents, abilities and learning styles. In fact, all teachers of our 2s and 3/4s visit families at home to learn about children’s personal interests, then incorporate them into their studies. 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.
By working with the whole child and challenging 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 as well as the complex aspects of childhood development. They create classrooms where students are able to take risks and embark upon challenges that help help them learn deeply. In addition, partnerships with families are forged through regular communication and sharing of the learning process.
Because we believe that learning is a life-long process, Corlears teachers are constantly engaged in professional development. They attend conferences, participate in workshops, and share pedagogy with each other so that the shape of our understanding is always changing and growing to meet the needs of our community.
For a complete list of current faculty and staff, visit our Staff Directory.