I have many fond memories of previous Head of School, Mrs. Woods and the teachers I had throughout my time at FWS, but I would say that I am still making many memories as some of my dearest friends today were my classmates at FWS.
Growing up in a Montessori environment was certainly helpful in developing a competitive advantage in the “real world.” We were taught to think independently, creatively, even abstractly, and to explore our interests. I am very self-driven, which I also see in some of my former classmates, and believe this is, in part, owed to our Montessori education. As an adult, it is very humbling to reflect on just how very privileged we were to receive this education.
One word to describe FWS is formative. For myself, attending FWS laid a foundation that I have utilized and built off of in every educational and career move since.
High School attended: Bethel High School in Bethel, CT
College attended: Marymount Manhattan College Eliza received a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Finance and Public Relations.
College GPA: 3.8
More about Eliza:
Eliza Levy is a senior account executive with the public affairs devision of Sage Communications. Eliza brings extensive association and federal government experience to her position. As a Senior Account Executive, Eliza is a responsible for the implementation and execution of public relations strategy for Sage clients across industries including Dell Technologies, SAP National Security Services (SAP NS2), ManTech, March of Dimes and many others.
Prior to joining Sage Communications, Eliza served as the Federal Communications Director for the BlueGreen Alliance, an association comprised of fifteen of the nation’s largest labor unions and environmental organizations. At the BlueGreen Alliance, Eliza was responsible for the design and execution of dynamic multi-channel media plans aimed at elevating the organization’s voice and “moving the dial” on key federal policy issues inside the Beltway and in the national press.
Before her work with the BlueGreen Alliance, Eliza worked for the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a trade association representing the U.S. textile industry. At NCTO, Eliza oversaw the direction and execution of a national PR and marketing effort aimed at rebranding the U.S. textile industry as a vital contributor to the American economy. Eliza was a recipient of PRNews’s ‘30 Under 30’ award as result of her work on this campaign.
Eliza’s D.C. career began at the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President where she developed positioning for multilateral, international, trade agreement negotiations.
Eliza’s extensive relationships with the press have resulted in coverage in the highest profile outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Los Angeles Times, to name a few. Eliza began her public relations career with Ruder Finn in New York. She has a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Finance and Public Relations from Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY.