Emily Schimelman has been teaching 4th grade at Hamden Hall Country Day School for seven years. She has spearheaded a multi-year partnership with Mystic Seaport where she works with staff to create engaging programming in-school, online, and at Mystic Seaport. In 2013, Schimelman was awarded the Museum’s Orion Award for Excellence in Experiential Education for her creativity and dedication to providing high quality, hands-on programming to her students using the resources of Mystic Seaport. She also participated in the creation of material for Mystic Seaport for Educators, a new website for teachers. Schimelman received her B.A. in Sociology from Wheaton College, and her M.S. in Education from the University of New Haven.