Allie has been teaching 4s and 5s at the ECC since 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and early childhood special education from New York University and her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Adelphi University. When she isn’t teaching, Allie can be found reading, cooking or visiting her nieces and nephews in California.
Rosemary has been teaching in a Jewish preschool setting since 1999 and here at Stephen Wise since 2003. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theater, and a child development associate credential. She has furthered her formal knowledge of children with courses and workshops from Bank Street College of Education, the Jewish Early Childhood Association, and the Board of Jewish Education. In 2007, the ECC sent her to Reggio Emilia, Italy where she was privileged to participate in the week-long study tour of its preschools. A later-in-life-career-changer, she discovered her mother was right when she assessed her as a late bloomer: Having spent a decade as a dance stage manager, a decade promoting issues and ideas for nonprofits, and a decade writing marketing and advertising materials for a legal journalism company, Rosemary eventually arrived where she, and her heart, really belong — in a Jewish preschool classroom. Rosemary’s writings on spiritual practice have been published in the national magazine Spirituality & Health and in the 2004 book “Fifty Ways to Feed Your Soul,” of which she was the editor. Her photographs have been exhibited in group shows in New Jersey and New York City.