Our Teachers

Ellie Maiorana

Head Teacher and Director

Empowering children through play, connection and creativity is a life long passion of Ellie’s.

Ellie earned an MA in Early Childhood Education at Bank Street College, after receiving her credentials in Art at SUNY Purchase. She has worked as a teacher for over 10 years, closely alongside young children and families and feels honored that her past journeys with families have led her to GPC. Ellie feels inspired by children every day and strives to understand and nurture each child's true spirit so they may grow and flourish in the world, both as individuals and within their community. She describes her approach as “thoughtful”, “child sensitive” and “intentional”. She believes in guiding a child both intellectually and spiritually through careful listening and deep observation in order to understand how each child learns best. Ellie allows each child the freedom and decisions they are capable of making as well as giving them the respect, clarity, love, and the joyful, uninterrupted play they deserve. Teaching and learning from young children lights up Ellie’s soul!

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