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Head Teacher

Phone: (212) ***-****x***  HQ Phone
Local Address:  New York City , New York , United States
Blue School
241 Water Street
New York , New York 10038
United States

Company Description: The Blue School is dedicated to connecting children with their innate ability to create and express themselves, and to ensuring that they do not lose this...   more

Employment History

  • Teacher
    Beginnings Nursery School
  • Production Manager, Sales Associate
    MacWEEK, Ziff Davis
Web References
Shelly ..., 17 Mar 2015 [cached]
Shelly Gargus Shelly Gargus has a Bachelors degree from the City College of New York, and in January will begin a Masters degree program in Special Education at Hunter College. She began teaching at Beginnings in 2005, but left for two years to be a head teacher in the 4s program at Blue School. Thrilled to be back at Beginnings, she draws on her background in music and performance and her love of literature to create a joyful and supportive classroom.
Our Team & Contributors - Teachers | The Blue School, 2 Feb 2012 [cached]
Shelly Gargus (4s Teacher) is continually amazed and inspired by the the collaborative process between children and teachers. She has taught for the past five years at Beginnings, a Reggio inspired pre-school in New York City, where she developed a passion for an emergent, thoughtful approach to teaching. On the heels of a visit to Reggio Emilia, Italy where she was immersed in their approach to early childhood education, she is thrilled to be able to continue her practice at Blue School. Shelly is dedicated to life-long learning and has attended many conferences and workshops on topics ranging from occupational therapy to the design of educational documentation. Through her work at Beginnings, she had a mentoring relationship with the University of Vermont's Campus Children's Center over the course of several years, and in 2008 attended the University of British Columbia's Summer Institute for Early Childhood Education and Research. She is currently a student at the City College of New York, with plans to pursue a dual Master's Degree in Special Education and Social Work. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn and in her spare time cares for her two senior dogs, writes, reads, plays guitar and rides her bicycle.
Yeshnaya Dougherty (4s Teacher)is excited to be returning to Blue School for her second year as a Fours teacher. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, she has found great joy in becoming a member of the Blue School Community. She received her first B.A. from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Environmental Social Science and her second B.A. in Environmental Education from Lesley University. As a graduate student at Shady Hill School's Teacher Training Course in Cambridge MA, she worked alongside mentor teachers in both progressive and public schools as a kindergarten, first and second grade teacher. Yeshnaya holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and is passionate about working with young children. In particular, she enjoys exploring and learning from children's day-to-day curiosities and interests.
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