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Press Resources for The Elisabeth Morrow School

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Press Information

If you are interested in featuring The Elisabeth Morrow School in a story or interviewing faculty or staff members, please contact our Communications and Marketing Department. 

Director of Communications and Marketing
Alycen Ashburn

EMS Has Subject Matter Experts on a Range of Topics Related to Education and Current School Environments.


Head of School

Transformational uses of newer technologies in education & teacher evaluation and professional learning

Amelia Gold

Associate Head of School and Arts Department Chair

The Importance of arts in school

Lauren Mactas

Head of Early Learning

Why early childhood education is crucial to development

Beth Brennan

Head of Lower School

How we integrate social-emotional learning and mindfulness at EMS

Eleni Siderias

Head of Middle School

Developing curricula to strengthen design-thinking, creative problem-solving, and project-based learning

Phoebe Search

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging

Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging initiatives at EMS

Gerard Allen

Dean of Students

How we support the development of ethical young leaders at EMS

Our Faculty are Consistently Engaged in Publishing

Dr. Rurik Nackerud

Lower School Associate Teacher Coordinator & Technology Integration

  • “Architectural and Philosophical ‘Makerspace’ Redesign Impact on Teacher Beliefs and Practices: a Case Study” (2019). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5090. 
  • Novak, K., & Nackerud, R. (2011). Choosing a serious game for the classroom: An adoption modelfor educators. In N. Antonopolous, M. Ma & L. Jain (Eds.), Serious Games and EdutainmentApplications (pp. 291-308). London: Springer. 
  • Nackerud, R. (2013, June). Book review: Digital storytelling in the classroom: New media pathways to literacy, learning, and creativity. Virtual Education Journal, 3(1) pp. 53-4.  
  • Nackerud, R, & Merrick, S.G. (2010, Dec/Jan). Point/counterpoint: Can your PLN replace traditional professional development? Learning and Leading with Technology, 6-7. 

Phoebe Search

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging

Nicole Zdanowski

Middle School Science Teacher

Samantha Morra

Middle School Technology Integrator

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