Marybeth Doctor, Founder / Executive Director
Marybeth Doctor is excited to share her passion for early childhood education with the Hillsborough community. Marybeth comes to Seedlings with a background rich in experience. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Psychology and Education, Marybeth began her career as a Special Education teacher through the prestigious Teach for America program in Phoenix, AZ. Marybeth returned to her native NJ when she was offered the opportunity to become the Education Director at Playhouse Cooperative Preschool in Essex County. In 2009 Marybeth completed a term of service in Mumbai, India, where she taught a local school for orphans. She also consulted at an International School and conducted parenting workshops through the American Women’s Club of Bombay. Most recently, Marybeth created a dynamic interfaith program as the Founding Director of Cornerstone School in Summit, NJ. Marybeth continues to demonstrate her commitment to young children by promoting a learning environment that supports children’s development in all facets of life.
Sam Doctor, Founder / Managing Director
Sam Doctor brings a rich and varied business, finance and consulting background to the Seedlings management team. Leveraging his investment banking background, he played a key role in the financial and strategic planning that went into creating Cornerstone School of Summit, the highly regarded program created by Marybeth Doctor. He shares Marybeth Doctor’s passion for excellence in early childhood education. Sam is committed to creating a warm, safe and welcoming space that inspires young children with a lifelong love of learning and creative, independent thinking. A recent father himself, Sam is focused on building a flexible, child-centric program that builds community, serving families while keeping children’s needs at the forefront of everything we do here at Seedlings. "Our experiences finding a quality program for our daughter Anika inspired our vision of the Seedlings experience- above all, the highest quality age-appropriate experience your precious child needs to develop from sprout to blossom."
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