Eden White came to Portledge in 2018 after an extensive career in music and education. Currently, she serves as a Middle School Advisor, Music Teacher in all three divisions, Upper School and Middle School Music Director, and Middle School Advisor. She has served on the Faculty health and wellness committee and numerous hiring committees on behalf of Portledge.
Eden holds an M.A. from New York University in Education, Music, and Marketing as interdisciplines, as well as a B.A. from Tufts University, in Child Studies. Throughout her educational studies, she also obtained educational certificates from Berklee College of Music and The Royal College of Music in London through the London School of Economics.
Prior to entering the educational world, Eden pursued a career as a singer/songwriter, recorded multiple records, and most notably toured with Sarah McLachlan on the Lilith Fair Tour before serving as the Artist & Repertoire Manager for Blue Note Records during the rise of Norah Jones’ career where she won 5 Grammys including Best New Artist and Album of the Year.
One of her greatest career achievements to date, however, is raising her two daughters, Ava and Maya, with her husband, Jed. Ava, a young, prolific writer, is currently studying at Amherst College, majoring in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought. Maya, currently a sophomore in high school, is academically driven and socially minded as well, but even more obsessed with soccer. She travels throughout the year for the Long Island SUSA FC Premier team. Her husband, Jed, is just the funniest and “best guy in the world” - according to her.
As music and family will always be part of her heart, Eden believes that the relationships she makes with students and the ability to see every individual child and their potential fill it. She is excited to step into this role as a conduit to seeing the success and “Portledge Pride” grow in every student through the pillars of kindness, honor, purpose, and respect.