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Faculty in the Spotlight

Our expert Lower School faculty members are dedicated to cultivating the early spark of genius in every child. Get to know a few and read their stories.

Alana Zussman Puts the World at the Fingertips of Young Students with Technology Education

Dwight continues its commitment to personalized learning and innovation with the help of Alana Zussman. As a technology teacher in the Lower School, she inspires students in grades 1-5 to use digital tools to create, innovate, learn, and play. We sat down with Ms. Zussman to discuss the role technology plays in the classroom and how the use of technology cultivates innovative, globally minded students.

Faculty Spark of Genius: Ms. Wyllie, Theater

First grade students quietly enter their classroom, now transformed into the set of a trans-Atlantic drama. Their classmates, a ship's crew. Their desks, now oars. Their work table, the shore.


Martha Hirschman
Head of Lower School
(212) 724-6360 Ext 220


Chris Beddows
Associate Head of Lower School,
PYP Coordinator
(212) 724-6360 Ext 510



Maryll Spahn
Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Liliana Rodriguez 
Associate Director of Admissions
Grades K-6


Melissa Andolina 
Assistant Director & Enrollment Manager, K - 12
(212) 724-6360 Ext 207