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In 2019, Ms. Featherman began training for one of her greatest challenges, yet — the IRONMAN, or, to be exact, the IRONMAN LAKE PLACID. The IRONMAN is a triathlon of long-distance races, including (in order) a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a marathon 26.22-mile run. Competitors have 17 hours to complete this incredibly difficult one-day sporting event in order to call themselves an "IRONMAN," or, as Ms. Featherman hopes to call herself, an "IRONWOMAN."

Regina Hardatt Joins Pingry as Assistant Lower School Director of Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Pingry is honored to announce that effective today, July 1, 2021, Ms. Regina Hardatt has joined The Pingry School community as Assistant Lower School Director of Inclusive Teaching and Learning.

Ms. Hardatt comes to Pingry with extensive experience in the field of education. Prior to Pingry, she served as Head Teacher and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator of the Lower Division at Avenues: The World School. A testament to her passion for curriculum development as well as 21st-century practices and core competencies, Ms. Hardatt has been a classroom teacher since 2009 — serving in schools such as Saint David's School and Avenues: The World School in New York.

Ms. Hardatt, who earned her B.S. in Childhood Education and M.S. in Secondary Education from St. John's University, is currently pursuing an M.A. in the Sociology of Education at New York University.

In this newly developed role, she will be responsible for driving innovation and leading collaborative change in the academic and pedagogical spheres across all of the Lower School's individual grades and disciplines. She will also provide leadership for teams of faculty to implement a dynamic curriculum that builds on a foundation of academic excellence and advances cross-cultural perspectives. Ms. Hardatt hopes that her unique perspective, lived experience, active learning, and expertise will further enhance Pingry's solid curricular fundamentals.

She had this, specifically, to say about joining the Pingry team, "I'm so excited to get to know everyone at Pingry and learn about and build on the work that everyone has done ... I'm incredibly excited to bring forth my experience in the classroom that has truly used equity as a foundation for teaching and learning."

Welcome, Ms. Hardatt!

Contact: Destiny Esper, Communications Manager,