Bill McCarthy is the Head of Preschool and Lower School at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Previously, Bill oversaw academic and social-emotional support for all students at the school. He is an experienced educator and leader who has spent over 20 years working in independent and public schools and organizations. He holds a Master’s degree from New York University in Social Work and another Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Emerson College. He serves as an educational advisor to the Institute for Social-Emotional Learning and to the Thorn Tree Project.