Leaf and Pen is directed by Eve Becker. Eve teaches middle school English at The School at Columbia University in New York City, and is an EdM candidate in English and the Teaching of English at Teachers College, Columbia University. Eve was awarded the nationally acclaimed Pushcart Prize for her essay "Final Concert" (Pushcart Prize 2012) and is the author of over thirty published young adult novels. Prior to becoming a teacher, she was a freelance writer and editor.
Our chef, Marianne Rossant, is an educator, former founder and principal of a school for at-risk students, photographer, writer and co-author of the cookbook Vegetables.