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ABOUT US

MEET THE TEAM

We're here to help, advise, and encourage those interested in advancing their careers in independent school education

EDUCATOR'S ALLY

WHO WE ARE

We are a dedicated and diligent female-led team committed to providing the highest level of support to our schools and our candidates. Known for our thoughtful approach to search, we deliver a curated service that is rooted in respect for our partners. 

FOUNDED IN 1975

OUR TEAM

EA was founded in 1975 by Jane Burditt and Lucy Stanton, two innovative independent school educators who saw the need for an organization to connect exceptional teachers and administrators with independent schools of varied cultures and missions.

Today, EA is led by Lisa Lovering, who with the founders, shares deep and life-long experience with independent schools. Lisa and her team remain strongly committed to the original vision of Educator’s Ally: know your candidates well; know your schools well; make the right match. And don’t waste anyone’s time in the process.

It’s what they do every day.

Interested in joining the EA Team? Fill out an application here.

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VICE PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATE PLACEMENT DIRECTOR

ABBY GLOVER

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SCHOOL SERVICES COORDINATOR,
PLACEMENT TEAM SUPPORT

ANNE LONGLEY

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SENIOR PLACEMENT MANAGER

BRETT BODNAR

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OPERATIONS MANAGER

BRITTANY GLYNN

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PLACEMENT SUPPORT MANAGER

DANIELLE HUTCHINSON

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PLACEMENT SUPPORT ASSOCIATE

Ellie Bird

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MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

KALIE CRAGO

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OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE

LILY TOTTEN

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PRESIDENT, PLACEMENT DIRECTOR

LISA LOVERING

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SENIOR PLACEMENT MANAGER, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

MARGARET CISSEL

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SENIOR PLACEMENT MANAGER

OLIVIA GELL

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BUSINESS MANAGER

PAT TAORMINA

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SCHOOL SERVICES COORDINATOR

SUSIE DELAPORTE

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DATA/ANALYTICS MANAGER

 VENTA CANTWELL

My Placement Manager was so helpful, patient, and accessible! She always replied quickly when I had questions, and she was very supportive during my entire process.

Cailey O. 

Spanish Teacher

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