Currently: Founder and Trustee of Studio in a School, a nonprofit that pairs professional artists with underserved public schools in New York City.Impact: Studio in a School has reached over 1 million students in New York City since its inception 43 years ago. It also partners with the NYC school system in development of age-appropriate standards for art instruction and offers professional development for classroom teachers in visual-arts instruction and integration of the arts into overall curricula.
Currently: Serves on the Board of Partners In Health and is the Board Chair of Summits Education, a network of 40 schools in the Central Plateau of Haiti.
Impact: Summits Education currently serves 10,000 students. TTC experience informs Anne’s work, so it is no coincidence that Summits and Shady Hill share a markedly similar mission and philosophy. Summits works in collaboration with local communities to support a curriculum that is teacher guided and student focused. Its teachers complete 150 hours of training and work under the supervision of a cohort of master teachers and supervisors.
Currently: Founder, The Farm School, Athol, MAImpact: Each week, the Farm School welcomes new groups of middle-schoolers, seeing over 1,500 students annually. Our program connects kids to the land by having them tend the forests, fields, gardens, and animals. We also run a one-room middle school for local kids, providing our under-resourced community a progressive schooling alternative. Several years ago, we launched a program for adults focused on the farming skills that have disappeared with the demise of the family farm.
Currently: Director, Aspire Program, Hathaway Brown School, Cleveland, OH
Impact: In 2002, I launched The Aspire Program, a program that helps girls build stronger pathways to college and become the first in their family to attend. Aspire also provides interns with an introduction to the teaching field through a structure that is patterned after the TTC.
Currently: Senior Lecturer, Education and Social Sciences at St Mary’s University, LondonImpact: Since 2009, I have been a professor in the UK, teaching a wide variety of topics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. My current research focuses on how teacher education, an interest stemming from my positive experience in the TTC. Through my teaching, research, and publishing, I hope to positively influence education policy and reform.
Currently: Academic and Family Coach, San Francisco, CA
Impact: As my teaching career unfolded, I saw both the need for, and the positive impact of, individualized support in one-on-one settings where students feel seen, heard, and safe. This realization prompted me to leave the classroom and start an academic and family coaching practice.
Currently: Head of School, Alta Vista School, San Francisco, CA TTC Advisory Board 2019–21Impact: I am interested in expanding the accessibility of programs focused specifically on leadership in independent and charter schools. I am invested in finding ways to expand educators’ opportunities to align them with the vision, mission, and methodology of the TTC.
Currently: Co-Director, Independent School Teaching Residency (ISTR), University of PennsylvaniaImpact: One of my priorities is to shift attitudes, policies, traditions, and cultures at independent schools so that people of color can more easily rise to positions of leadership. For the past three years, I have co-directed ISTR, a two-year master’s program with a residency-based teaching model. One of its goals is to diversify the independent-school teaching force.
Current: Music Educator, Shady Hill School
Currently: Assistant Head of School, The Agnes Irwin School, Bryn Mawr, PAImpact: At Agnes Irwin, I ensure that our curriculum is vertically aligned and that we operate as one school. I work to create and sustain school policies and procedures that meet the needs of everyone in our community and help them be their authentic selves. I am deeply committed to creating school cultures that help kids thrive and that also take care of teachers.
Currently: Middle School Division Head, Prospect Sierra, El Cerrito, CA. TTC Advisory Board 2019–21Impact: I am drawn to working in areas where people are struggling to achieve something important, and, thanks to the TTC, I feel I have a versatile toolkit for making an impact.