Our Team

Joyce Swarzman, Ph.D.

Director, Corbett Prep
Four Pillars Model School

Dr. Swarzman has dedicated her long and successful teaching career to identifying and promoting excellence in education, and she is currently the headmaster of Corbett Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida - the Four Pillars of Wellbeing National Pilot School. She has trained over 18,000 teachers and education students in communication and effective teaching skills, and she designed and implemented the M.O.R.E. model, an approach to multiple teaching strategies to optimize academic outcomes.

Joyce is the author of It's All About Kids: Every Child Deserves A Teacher of the Year, which was inspired from teaching for many years in the inner cities of Chicago, Atlanta, and New York. Currently, Joyce is dedicating her career to developing cutting-edge teaching strategies involving social and emotional wellbeing so that all children have the opportunity to thrive in school. Corbett Preparatory School has been extremely influential in the development, testing, and expansion of the Four Pillars of Wellbeing. It is our International Model School, where teachers from around the world join Joyce and her staff for official Four Pillars training.