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) 
JV and varsity athletes at preseason training

Hewitt Athletics saw an increase in the number of skilled and determined students participating in fall sports, and it was clear that our middle and upper school teams worked their hardest this season no matter the outcome. The positivity and excitement of the season shone through at each practice and game and it was clear that Hewitt athletes were proud to be a part of their respective teams.

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Ninth grader does research alongside our school librarian.

One of my favorite questions is: "What does a day in the life of a librarian look like?" In addition to being a quiet spot to study and learn, the library is also a shared community space where students can gather for meetings and lead group discussions. Today was a good example of the many ways a librarian works with student scholars and researchers at The Hewitt School. 

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Highlights from Hewitt’s Middle School Service and Sustainability Committee 

As Hewitt guides girls to become the bold leaders of tomorrow, we have been expanding sustainability and environmental literacy as a core component of our curriculum and community practices. Our middle school girls have great concern for the health of the planet and are discovering a genuine sense of purpose by actively working to implement sustainability initiatives throughout their school community.

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All the World’s a Stage: Seventh and Eighth Graders Take on Shakespeare’s Greatest Works

Hewitt's seventh and eighth grade Shakespeare Workshop offers a unique opportunity for small but mighty groups of young actors to gain confidence by experiencing all the steps necessary to give life to the Bard's 400 year old plays. The students wrestle with the meanings of the texts, but even more importantly they wrestle with a deeper understanding of metaphors present in Shakespeare's writing.

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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.

read more about 2018 Faculty Summer Grant Program
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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