By Meghan Durkin (V)
Ms. Eva Ostrowsky, who began teaching at Pingry in 2011, is leaving at the end of this school year. Before coming to Pingry, she earned her B.A. at Cornell University, where she was captain of the Field Hockey team. After college, she worked at Barclays Capital.
Throughout her time at Pingry, Ms. Ostrowsky has held numerous positions. She taught sixth grade History, served as Dean of Student Culture in the Middle School, and coached both the Junior Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. In 2015, she returned to Pingry following an 18-month sabbatical, during which she received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Columbia University. More recently, she has served as a school counselor, while also taking active roles in the Peer Leadership program and SDLC. During her time as a counselor, she has brought numerous student wellness initiatives to the Pingry community, including yearly advisory “check-ins” with Pingry’s counselors.
Through all of her roles at Pingry, Ms. Ostrowsky has cherished the connections she has made the most. When asked about her favorite Pingry memories, she responded, “Being a sixth grade teacher and advisor was such a fun experience. I remember students baking amazing things for their birthday celebrations, and I will never forget when my advisory … threw me a baby shower before I went on maternity leave in 2015. I still read the books they gave to my son Eddie to my children!” She has also “loved the relationships that I have built with students as a counselor over the past few years. It’s been an honor to get to know students on a deeper level, and I will cherish those connections for a very long time.”
Upon leaving Pingry, she will join the faculty at The Hun School, where she will serve as the Director of Counseling and Wellness. She will also lead their Peer Leadership program. She is “incredibly excited to move to a boarding school community and take on this next step in my career.” Ms. Ostrowsky has touched many parts of the Pingry community, from the classroom to the fields, and will be missed by many.