Meet Emily Landau

Meet Emily Landau
Dani Seiss

As part of our ongoing series Meet Our GDS Faculty and Staff, we are excited to present: Meet Emily Landau!

Read the Q&A below to learn more about Emily.


Primary Role: HS History Teacher

Pronouns: she/her

Years at GDS: 6

What do you love about GDS?

The students! My colleagues!

Why do you do your job?

I am a historian, and I love learning about history and sharing that love with young people. I don’t just mean the stuff of history, though I love that, but also the way of thinking you develop as a historian. 

A favorite part of your job?

Reading about history is still a favorite part of my job; working with students to help them better understand the reading is another favorite part; and helping students learn how to be effective writers is a third favorite part.

Your work style in a few words?

I work hard and constantly!!

A top hope/wish for your students and/or colleagues?

I hope my students learn to love history and continue to read (and think) about it for their whole lives.

Personal passions/hobbies/pastimes?

I used to have hobbies. I don’t have time for hobbies! But I do love running and exercising more generally. I always run a bunch of races throughout the year. I never win.

A few favorites…?

Favorite recipes: Marcella Hazan’s pesto, tomato sauce or lemon chicken. Anything by Marcella Hazan.
Favorite movie: Casablanca
Favorite band: I don’t have a favorite band; my musical tastes are too wide ranging for that. But I love Shovels and Rope, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jason Isbell, Yola, Will Wood—I could really go on and on. 
Favorite country I’ve traveled to: Italy

Tell us about your family and/or pet(s).

We have two dogs. Rocky and Anita. 

One thing about yourself your students/colleagues/others probably don't know?

If they don’t know, I’ll never tell!

One thing on your life "bucket list" you've already accomplished?

Writing a book, I guess.

Something on your life “bucket list” you have yet to accomplish?

Writing a second book.

Meet Emily Landau
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