Hewitt Faculty

Trained Experts, Research Practitioners, Lifelong Learners

Hewitt faculty members are trained experts committed to implementing research on girls at each stage of development. Our faculty are not just teachers but research practitioners and lifelong learners who make the extraordinary journey of a Hewitt education possible. Hewitt educators are perpetual students themselves, continually seeking out the latest available information about how girls learn best and incorporating fresh knowledge into an academic approach that fosters a truly unique and lifelong sense of purpose in young women.

Meet our Faculty

Faculty Accolades

Publications

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) The Mathematics Teacher
  • Creativity and Technology in Mathematics Education
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) blog
  • ART QA Magazine
  • Narrative Magazine

Performing and Visual Arts

  • Solo and group art exhibitions at galleries in New York, London, and Berlin.
  • Plays directed and staged at NYC Fringe Festival and regional/national theaters.
  • New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) action research grant.
  • Conducting fellowship at the Atlanta Summer Conducting Institute, Georgia State University.

Participants in Training Cohorts

  • New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Emerging Leaders Institute
  • National SEED Project (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)
  • CARLE Institute
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Diversity Leadership Institute
  • Interschool Leadership Institute for Educators of Color
  • Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) 
Health, Wellness, and a Lifelong Passion for Physical Activity

Hewitt’s physical education program provides students with the tools they need to live a healthy and active lifestyle while instilling a passion for physical activity and movement that goes beyond school hours and lasts a lifetime. With classes that center around movement and fitness, sports technique and strategy, and yoga and dance instruction, Hewitt girls learn early on that they all have something to offer and gain from their physical education classes. 

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2018 Faculty Summer Grant Program

Hewitt’s summer grant program supports faculty experiences that align with the school’s four academic pillars - presence, empathy, research, and purpose. Read on to learn how this year’s summer grant recipients engaged in mindful interactions, expanded their perspectives, fostered their own growth mindset, and affirmed their purpose as educators and as individuals.

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Building Classroom Libraries in Second Grade

This September, second graders did the important work of setting up and organizing their classroom libraries. During the first few days of school the girls explored their libraries with excitement, their curiosity and enthusiasm contagious. Collaboratively, they began to investigate bins of books, having conversations about what types of books were in each and what they noticed about the books they were reading.

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A Unique Partnership: Kindergarteners and Their Senior Buddies

Whether student, faculty, or staff, all new members of our community are paired with a buddy who offers guidance, support, and friendship as they navigate their first year at a new school. As the youngest members of our community, kindergarteners are welcomed to Hewitt through a unique partnership with the senior class, allowing for a special relationship to grow between the oldest and youngest students at Hewitt. 

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Hewitt and Riley’s Way Foundation Spread Kindness and Compassion

Hewitt’s dedication to fostering empathy in our students makes our partnership with Riley’s Way Foundation a natural fit. Throughout the year, Hewitt upper school girls work with peers from the Young Women’s Leadership School - Astoria on the Riley’s Way Youth Council, a public and independent school partnership designed to develop kind and compassionate leaders. 

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Commencement Remarks to the Class of 2018: Act I: By Faith and Courage

In Hamlet, Shakespeare wrote, “We know what we are, but we know not what we may be.” Well, I know something of what we are. We’re venturers and friends, students and sisters. Above all, we are Hewitt girls. As we walk out into the next stages of our lives as women, we do so with the immeasurable potential to become anything we want to be.  

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Diversity and Identity: The Pieces of Your Puzzle

This April, the Hewitt community gathered to celebrate the opening night of our student-curated art exhibition, Diversity and Identity: The Pieces of Your Puzzle. From thoughtful self-portraits to an interactive world map to a school-wide collaborative mural, each work of art spoke to the exhibition’s theme, recognizing the beauty of the Hewitt community’s diverse perspectives and experiences. 

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