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.
Sarah Duer stepped into her new role as preschool director of Hollingworth Preschool in Summer 2020 and has worked for Hollingworth in various capacities for the last six years. She has a Masters Degree from the Curriculum & Teaching Department at Teachers College in the Gifted Education program and will earn a second Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Banks Street College in the Progressive Leaders program this December 2020. Previous to her role as preschool director, Sarah was the Director of New Initiatives for the Hollingworth Center, and designed and taught two new innovative programs: “Expeditions & Explorations”, a community centered program with outdoor exploration, nature play, and engineering, as well as “Inquiry & Me”, a project-based inquiry program inspired by scientific phenomena.