Who we are

Mary L. Rothschild, Founder and Director – Mary has worked with adults who care for and live with young children for over two decades. She founded and directed a media-free childcare and after school crafts center in Brooklyn, NY. She attended Columbia University, received a Certificate in Drama Therapy from the New School for Social Research under Getrud Shattner, is a graduate of the New Mexico Media Literacy Program, and holds a Masters degree in Family Media Literacy from Goddard College. A speaker, storyteller and writer, Mary hosted “The Healthy Media Choices Hour” on  Brattleboro Community Radio in Vermont from 2006  to 2011. She taught courses in Children and Media as adjunct faculty at Fordham and Adelphi Universities. She has two daughter and one granddaughter and is now in the San Francisco Bay area.

Cynthia Jaggi, Co-founder and Strategic Consultant – Cynthia founded Gatherwell: A Think and Do Tank for Practical Idealists. The former head of the Religion and Ethics Department at Brooklyn Friends School, she has written about TV’s effects on learning and published extensively on educational topics. Her articles have appeared in Green Teacher, Homeschooling Companion, FACES and the Bank Street College of Education’s Occasional Paper Series.