Our dedicated and professional teachers truly make the school the special place that it is. Teachers usually stay on staff for many years, often moving from student teacher to assistant to head teacher. This means that we have a consistent and unified school culture across all four of our classrooms. Every classroom teaching team meets with a Director once a week to discuss curriculum, individual children, room arrangement, and classroom management. The entire school staff meets together monthly for professional development. 


Kate Delacorte and Meredith Gary, Co-Directors of the Little School, share a variety of roles at the school. They support the teachers by doing regular classroom observations and meeting weekly with every classroom team. They spend time getting to know each child in the program so that they can work with the teachers on setting individualized goals.

Cecilia Bathory

12 Years at Downtown Little School 

BA Wesleyan University

MSEd Bank Street College of Education

Juana Cruz

9 Years at Downtown Little School

Associates Degree BMCC

Ben Grill

2 Years at Downtown Little School

BA McGill University


Mariah Helfrich

11 Years at Downtown Little School

BA The New School

MSEd Brooklyn College, In Progress


Jeanee Johnson

16 Years at Downtown Little School

BA Touro College


Jennifer McConnell

1 Year at Downtown Little School

BA Middlebury College

MSEd Bank Street College of Education


Eva Stenskar

6 Years at Downtown Little School  

BA Lund University, Sweden


Namgyal Tendol

7 Years at Downtown Little School
BA Brooklyn College

MSEd Touro College 

Teaching Staff

The Downtown Little School
15 Dutch Street  New York, NY 10038

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