The faculty of Hollingworth Preschool is composed of educators who share a commitment to life-long learning, child-responsive education, and the enactment of theory into practice. Our head teachers bring many years of experience working with young children and are leaders in their advanced graduate programs at Teachers College. Our associate and assistant teachers are selected through a competitive application process and bring diverse accomplishments. Each of these teachers must be concurrently enrolled in a Master’s programs at Teachers College while at Hollingworth. Our leadership team with its extensive expertise contributes to the research and service in the field of early childhood education.
This marks Dr. Lisa Wright’s 35th year as the director of The Hollingworth Center where she works closely with all of our programs. For 45 years Dr. Wright has devoted her practice and her research to early childhood and gifted education. The depth of her comes from playing and working with over 700 Hollingworth preschoolers. As a faculty member in Teachers College Department Curriculum and Teaching with a specialization in giftedness, Professor Wright teaches masters level students in courses including the Nature and Needs of the Gifted, Nurturing Potential in the Early Years, and guides practicum experience.
Sarah Duer is the Director of Hollingworth Preschool. Beginning in 2014, Sarah has held a number of leadership positions within the Center. In these capacities she designed early childhood programs and developed curriculum with a special focus on phenomenon and place–based science as well as robotics.
Sophie Brotherton is delighted to begin her second year as the Head Teacher in the Yellow Class at Hollingworth. A graduate of Smith College, Sophie received her B.A. in East Asian Languages and Culture. While at Smith, Sophie spent her junior year in at Doshishs Univeristy in Kyoto, Japan. This experience inspired Sophie to begin her teaching career in Tokyo where she taught English at the high school level.