Our K-5 Team

Bespoke K-5 Director and Faculty:

Emily Levine, K-5 Director
Emily currently serves as the K-5 Director after successfully developing and teaching a learning pod last year.  She has held a variety of positions in both public and independent schools, recently acting as a learning specialist and English Teacher at Whitby School in Greenwich, Connecticut and previously functioning as a classroom teacher for students in grades K-7.  She received a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University and an M.S. Ed. from Bank Street College of Education.  

Laura Flannery Pettee
Laura is a pod instructor and part of the K-5 Development Team in addition to working as a teacher at a local nursery school.  A graduate of Bronxville High School, Laura attended Roanoke College in Virginia where she obtained a B.A. in Language. In addition to her professional endeavors, Laura has served on many boards, including six years on the Bronxville Schools Foundation.  

Emily Samuels
Emily is a pod instructor and part of the K-5 Development Team in addition to working as a tutor and long term substitute at The Dalton Middle School.  Previously, she taught students from preschool through fifth grade  in Chicago, London, Houston, Boston and New York City.  She attended Riverdale Country School and later received a BA in Art History from Colby College and an M.S. Ed. in Elementary Education from Bank Street College of Education.

Leanne Arnow
Leanne is a dual certified special and general education teacher with six years of classroom teaching experience. She graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in psychology and departmental honors, and she earned her M.A. in childhood special education at New York University. Leanne has been tutoring K-12 students for over a decade. In addition to providing academic support, Leanne specializes in behavioral issues and teaches time management, organization, and study skills. She also tutors for all sections of the ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, and TACHS. Leanne designs unique lessons that are tailored to each student’s specific strengths, needs, and interests. Leanne is also an award-winning educational media producer/writer. She has made educational videos and written teacher guides, lesson plans, and other supplemental educational materials used in schools. Leanne is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in developmental psychology at Columbia University Teachers College and is researching mathematical cognition in children.