Emily graduated from Union College in 1999 and began her career in the classroom that fall, joining the JET Program as a middle school English teacher in Fukui, Japan. Upon her return, she served as a New York City Teaching Fellow assigned to Brooklyn’s P.S. 59, where she worked for four years while earning her Masters in Elementary Education from St. John’s University (’04). Next, she taught first grade at the Excellence Boys Charter School, part of the Uncommon Schools network. After relocating to the Hudson Valley, Emily spent three years as a classroom teacher in Pine Plains, NY. While staying home with Miles (IMS ’27) and Lillian (IMS ’28) for five years, Emily continued to gain valuable experience in her chosen field, developing literacy curricula for charter schools in New York City and science curricula for a charter school in Atlanta, Georgia. In the spring of 2017, Emily joined the Indian Mountain Lower School, teaching Science and Spanish. This fall, she will transition to the Pre-K classroom. While Emily has taught students from Pre-K to 5th Grade throughout her career, early childhood education has always been her passion. She is excited to instill a love of learning in IMS’s youngest students.