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Emily Gardiner

Emily Gardiner

  • Department Chair, Upper School Deans
  • 718-836-9800 x6031
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  • Dyker Heights
  • Upper School

Chair of Poly’s Upper School deans, Emily Gardiner joined the education field full time in 2011 as part of Poly’s English Department. Prior to earning her master’s in English education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and working briefly in the city’s public schools, Emily worked in film and finance. Reading great texts and working on writing with Poly’s students has been a joy, and she expanded her duties to include both college counseling and deanship of Grade 12 in 2015. She has also co-run the Senior Plan, a capstone project for all graduating seniors allowing for research in a chosen topic and presentation before a faculty panel, since 2015. A native of Brooklyn, Emily is beyond happy to live here today with her husband and two sons. She received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in history and literature from Harvard College.

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