Humanities Institute

Grace Church School
New York, New York
June 28 to 30, 2022

Humanities teachers in their first two years of teaching in an independent school are invited to the 2022 Humanities Institute. Over the course of three days, new teachers will develop the skills needed to thrive within their positions in the long term, within a supportive cohort. Topics will include setting long-term learning goals, communicating goals to students and families, school culture and relationship-building, self-reflection and identity work, and student engagement. The program will be facilitated by Susan Yao and Laura Dombrowski, two experienced Humanities teachers and instructional coaches.

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Program Details

Dates: Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2022, 9am to 3pm each day


Location: Grace Church School, 46 Cooper Square, New York, NY


Eligibility: Humanities teachers in their first two years of teaching in an independent school, especially those who have not completed a Master’s in Education. The program will apply most specifically to teachers of grades 3-8.

Cost: $800 includes all program costs. Participants should arrange travel, lodging, and food on their own. There will be a lunch break every day for participants to take advantage of the numerous food options in downtown Manhattan.

 

Program Faculty

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Susan Yao (she/hers)

I have been an educator in independent schools for 12 years, beginning as a middle school Humanities teacher and most recently serving as the Middle School Head at Friends Academy in Dartmouth, MA. I have a BA from Harvard College and MA from Bank Street College. I live on a homestead with my husband and two kids in Saxton's River, Vermont.

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Laura Dombrowski (she/hers)

I have two decades of international work experience in public and private education, an MS in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College of Education and an MS in TESOL from Long Island University. My years of experience in a wide range of school systems in diverse cultural contexts have cultivated my understanding of and dreams for teaching, learning and building school community. I live in Brooklyn, New York with my partner Stephanie and our two children Leon and Felix.