Who We Are

Educator’s Ally was founded in 1975 by Jane Burditt and Lucy Stanton, two innovative independent school administrators who saw the need to connect exceptional teachers with independent schools that demanded high levels of expertise, ability and character.

Over the years, EA has grown far beyond its regional base in New York City and now serves schools around the country.

Today, Educator’s Ally is led by Lisa Lovering, who with the founders, shares deep and life-long experience with independent schools.

Lisa and her team are 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.

It’s what they do every day.


Our Team

Lisa Lovering, Educator's Ally

Lisa Lovering

Abby Glover, Educator's Ally

Abby Glover
Vice President

Brett Bodnar

Brett Bodnar
Placement Manager

Margaret Cissel
Placement Associate

Brittany Ruroede

Brittany Glynn
Office Manager

Pat Taormina, Educator's Ally

Pat Taormina
Business Manager

To learn more about the Educator’s Ally team, contact us