Eliza Halsey

Executive Director, Elm City Montessori School

Eliza is the Executive Director of Elm City Montessori School. She was born and raised in New Haven and attended New Haven public schools. In 2011, she co-founded New Haven Parents, a parent group working to ensure all children in New Haven have access to excellent public schools and high-quality preschools. These efforts led her and a group of parents to create Elm City Montessori School. She has previous education and non-profit leadership experience as the New Haven Director for All Our Kin and the Director of Quality Assurance and Evaluation for Public Allies, a national leadership development organization whose Connecticut chapter she helped found. Eliza began her career in youth/leadership development at a small NGO in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Leadership, Education & Athletics in Partnership (LEAP) in New Haven. She currently serves as a member of the New Haven Early Childhood Council and of the City Transformation Plan Early Childhood Work Group. Eliza has a BA from Yale University and a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
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