Molly Wang’s teaching career started out as a classroom teacher and later on a Reading and English Language Learner (ELL) teacher in Nassau County, LI. From there, she moved into school administration for the next twenty years in New York City. Mrs. Wang was an Assistant Principal for three years and Principal for seventeen years. As Principal of a PreK – 5 2011 National Blue Ribbon school in northeastern Queens, she started the first Dual Language (DL) Program in the district. A 2016 Cahn Fellow Principal, Mrs. Wang research topic in the Program was on building capacities within the school. Mrs. Wang is passionate about mentoring and supporting her teachers and assistant principals’ (AP) use of meaningful and result-driven professional learning programs. Mrs. Wang organized a “Pipeline for aspiring administrators” program within her school whereby teachers who aspire to becoming administrators were given opportunities to learn management and instructional skills vital to the success of leading a school. Out of seven teachers in this training, five went on to become AP in various school districts in NYC and Nassau County.
Molly Wang also presented on several Roundtable topics at Teachers College Reading Writing Project (TCRWP) spring Principals’ Conferences. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Teachers College Columbia University.