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
President, Placement Director

Abby Glover, Educator's Ally

Abby Glover
Vice President, Associate Placement Director

Brett Bodnar

Brett Bodnar
Senior Placement Manager

Margaret Cissel
Senior Placement Manager

Susie Delaporte
Placement Manager

Brittany Glynn

Brittany Glynn
Operations Manager

Michelle Boccuzzi
Operations Associate

Pat Taormina, Educator's Ally

Pat Taormina
Business Manager

Kalie Crago, Educator's Ally

Kalie Crago
Marketing and Social Media Assistant

Jennifer Wallace, Operations Associate

Jennifer Wallace
Operations Associate

Kalie Crago, Educator's Ally

Danielle Hutchinson
Operations Assistant

Anne Longley, Placement Associate

Anne Longley
Placement Associate

Ronnette Hope, Educator's Ally

Ronnette Hope
Placement Associate

Interested in joining the EA Team? Check out our current openings and apply here.