Voices of Dalton

Voices of Dalton - Faculty

Hear from our faculty...

The teachers at Dalton fuel the heartbeat of a Dalton education. In the video messages below, hear from a few of our extraordinary faculty members as they explore Dalton’s robust curriculum and unique pedagogical approach.

Lori Langer de Ramirez

Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez received her doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University. Teaching first in public schools on Long Island, she quickly rose to the Chair of World Languages and the ESL Program. At Dalton Dr. Langer de Ramirez is the Director of World and Classical Languages and Global Language Initiatives. She created Dalton’s K-12 Spanish program and teaches both Middle and High School students.

Will Fisher

Mr. Will Fisher graduated from Columbia University, and continued there for his graduate school (M.A. and M.Phil.). After working as a guidance counselor in New York City, he discovered that he loved teaching in the classroom. As a faculty member in the High School English department, his courses include Literature and Composition, American Literature, African American Literature, and Gender and Sexuality. He also serves as a House Advisor and as a mentor to new faculty members.

Kevin Slick

Mr. Kevin Slick has taught at Dalton for over a decade.  With a double major in History and Fine Arts from Bard College and a Master’s Degree in Modern History from Binghamton University, Mr. Slick teaches courses such as World History, You Are What You Eat: Critical Investigation into Food Production, Consumption and Justice, and Art History: Past, Present and Future. He also serves as a House Advisor.

Donna Jenkins

Ms. Donna Jenkins graduated from S.U.N.Y. Albany with a B.A. in psychology.  She went on to receive an M.Ed. from City College Graduate School of Education. A die-hard New Yorker, she has taught first and third grades in various NYC public, charter and independent schools. She is currently a Dalton fifth grade teacher and House Advisor. 

Amanda Hemenway

Ms. Amanda Hemenway is a Dalton alumna who attended Dalton from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  She double-majored in History and Political Science at Barnard College.  Ms. Hemenway worked for a number of years in television news and after volunteering in Dalton’s first grade classrooms, decided to change careers.  She attended Bank Street College of Education for graduate school and returned to her alma mater.  Ms. Hemenway has been teaching at Dalton’s First Program for four years and currently teaches second grade.

Sloan Warren

Dr. Sloan Warren assisted in founding Dalton’s Engineering and Robotics programs and helps to run the Dalton Makerspace. Dr. Warren pursued his passions in college as a double major in Physics and Biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania before going on to receive his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Yale University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Warren now serves as the Middle School Assistant Director for Operations.

David Rubin

Mr. David Rubin teaches ceramics to Middle and High School students. He integrates his love for improvisational theater, art history, cooking and film into a dynamic interdisciplinary approach that influences his work in the ceramics studio. His commitment to social justice inspires his in-school collaborative creative projects and benefits the local community. He holds a M.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin.
(Grades K-3) 53 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
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(Gr. 4 Dalton East & PE Center) 200 East 87th Street
New York, NY 10128
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(Grade 5-12) 108 East 89th Street
New York, NY 10128
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