Mollie Sandberg teaches sixth grade humanities at the Heschel School, where she loves working with her students as they learn about ancient societies through investigations and as they explore literature. She is also passionate about helping each child to find his or her writer’s voice. In addition to being a teacher, Mollie serves as a sixth grade advisor and the faculty advisor to the middle school student council.
Mollie grew up in New York City and attended the Ethical Culture Fieldston School. She graduated from Vassar College with departmental honors in American Studies. She is also completing her Master’s degree in literacy and general education from Bank Street College. In addition to her work as a teacher, she tutors students from elementary through high school on reading, writing, and study skills and organization (executive functions). She has worked with students across a range of schools and with a diversity of skills, including students with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and giftedness. Mollie enjoys working with students individually, as it allows her to support each student’s learning goals and tailor her work to students’ various needs and interests.
Before becoming a teacher, Mollie worked in Washington, D.C. as a research assistant at the American Institute for Research. There she worked on developing testing accommodations for students with learning disabilities. During her time in Washington, Mollie also volunteered as a tutor, teaching the Wilson Reading Program to students in elementary, middle and high school.
In addition to her work as a teacher and tutor, Mollie enjoys running in Central Park, reading and going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.