Leading with Purpose

Priority 2: Teaching

Cultivate faculty excellence and curricular innovation.
Building on our historical strengths, creative, inspiring, and unmatched teaching continues to distinguish the Emma Willard experience. Our faculty expose students to a curriculum that cultivates intellectual curiosity, helping them understand the complexities of diverse viewpoints. In creating a teaching and learning environment that examines biases and challenges systems, we ensure that our community upholds its ideals of academic excellence, equity, and inclusion. We are also committed to providing our faculty with access to exceptional professional development and the dedicated time to cultivate their disciplinary expertise. Increased compensation and better housing will further affirm our faculty’s incomparable professionalism and dedication.

We will:
  • ESTABLISH a Center for Teaching and Learning that ignites innovation and creativity in pedagogy and curriculum.
  • ENCOURAGE faculty to develop deeper expertise in their fields through partnerships with institutions of higher education.
  • DEVELOP an exceptional employee experience that starts with recruitment and extends through the arc of each teacher’s journey at Emma Willard.
  • BROADEN and diversify candidate pools for all positions and provide support and mentorship for all employees. 
  • CULTIVATE an inclusive community in which all feel welcomed and valued.
  • RENOVATE and expand existing faculty housing to better support our living and learning community.
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815

Welcome to Emma Willard School, a private day and boarding high school for girls in Troy, NY, and a leader in girls' education for over 200 years. 

PLEASE NOTE: All visitors to campus must check in with Campus Safety, which can be found at the red flag entrance to Sage Hall (Pawling Ave. entrance).