elizabeth (lizzie) hershon


Elizabeth Hershon received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and later a Masters from Hunter College in Early Childhood Education. Throughout her career, she has combined a passion for creating art and teaching. Starting out at Greenwich House Music School in Greenwich Village as an art teacher, she went on to become a pivotal figure in the school’s community. Elizabeth established and taught several learning programs for children from 2 to 8 years old.

Elizabeth is also a working artist with several shows to her credit. In her spare time she sings traditional music, she is a member of the folk society of New York and attends several music festivals a year. She is a published poet and artist.

"To be invited to join the Cobble Hill Playschool community is a wonderful opportunity. I am excited to bring my skills, experience, and enthusiasm to the school. I look forward to working with the two-year-olds and teaching at the science center."

Which talent would you like to have?
I always wished that I could play the fiddle.

What is your motto?
“Learn from yesterday; live for today; hope for tomorrow.”

What is your most treasured posession?
My family.

What is your most marked characteristic?
My sense of humor.

Where would you like to live?
I would like to live in Southern Spain for a while.

Who are you favorite heroes or heroines?
My heroes and heroines change all the time; young or old, someone who shows me something new.