Emma Nathanson, Director of Christian Education

I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2001 and my master’s degree in the teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2003.  I taught middle school language arts in New York City from 2001 until 2006.  In 2006, I got a job at Emerson Junior/Senior High School in Emerson, New Jersey, where I currently teach English, Psychology and Advanced Placement Psychology.  

I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University in 2001 and my master’s degree in the teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2003.  I taught middle school language arts in New York City from 2001 until 2006.  In 2006, I got a job at Emerson Junior/Senior High School in Emerson, New Jersey, where I currently teach English, Psychology and Advanced Placement Psychology.  

My name is Emma Nathanson and I am the Director of Christian Education. I have been a public school teacher since 2001 and I have had the chance to plan lessons and units for a diverse range of ages and abilities over the years. I have been attending First Congregational UCC in Haworth since 2012. I love to teach, I love our church and I am planning to work hard to make this another great year in the spiritual journeys of our young people.

Our children and youth are taught the basic tenets of our Christian faith and Bible literacy. This is accomplished through age-appropriate lessons and hands-on activities designed by our enthusiastic teaching staff.  We are committed to nurturing the spiritual life of each child, and we hope to offer opportunities for each child to show his/her personal gifts.

Our Ministry for Children and Youth is a vibrant and growing part of our church life. We have an amazing group of young people that bring their diverse interests and their infectious enthusiasm to church each week. I am so very excited to explore, learn and grow in faith with them this year.


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