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Lesley Koplow

Director, Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice


Lesley Koplow, MS, LCSW, author of several books including, Bears, Bears Everywhere: Supporting Children's Emotional Health in the Classroom (Teacher’s College Press, 2008), Unsmiling Faces: How Preschools Can Heal (Teacher’s College Press, 2007), and Creating Schools That Heal (Teacher’s College Press, 2002), Politics Aside: Our Children and Their Teachers in Score-Driven Times (2014), Outskirts Press.

She is currently the Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College of Education. She is the former Director of the Karen Horney Clinic Therapeutic Nursery in Manhattan.

Educational Background

  • Ms. Koplow has a Master of Science Education in Early Childhood Special Education from Bank Street College and a LCSW from Hunter School of Social Work. She also holds a BA in Child Development from New College.

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New York, NY 10025-1800