Many of our graduate school courses are taught by unusually effective schoolteachers who are currently serving as school leaders in some of the nation's best charter and district turnaround schools.
Will Austin | Chief executive Officer, boston schools fund
Will Austin is Chief Executive Office of the Boston Schools Fund. Previously, Mr. Austin served as Chief Operating Officer of Uncommon Schools | Boston, and before that, Co-Director for Roxbury Prep. He also taught sixth grade Math Problem Solving, served as the Enrichment Coordinator, and worked as the Summer School Director. Prior to Roxbury Prep, Mr. Austin received a two-year teaching fellowship at The Steppingstone Foundation. He holds an A.B. in Government from Harvard University and an M.A. in Educational Studies from Tufts University.
Caleb Dolan | Executive Director, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP-Massachusetts)
Since 2011, Caleb Dolan has served as Executive Director for the KIPP Massachusetts region. Under his leadership, KIPP:MA has grown from operating one middle school in Lynn serving nearly 370 kids and families in grades 5-8 to a network of 4 schools in Lynn and Boston currently serving over 850 kids and families in kindergarten and grades 5-12.
Mr. Dolan began his teaching career in 1996 as a Teach for America corps member in rural North Carolina. In 2000, he joined KIPP and co-founded the third KIPP school in the country on a peanut field in Gaston, NC with 80 5th graders. He taught and led KIPP Gaston College Preparatory (GCP) for eight years and oversaw the addition of a high school to the KIPP Gaston network in 2005. This expansion enabled KIPP Gaston to serve over 700 KIPPsters in grades 5-12. Under Mr. Dolan’s leadership, 100% of students in GCP’s first three graduating classes were accepted to college.
In 2009, Mr. Dolan moved back to New England to serve dual roles as Chief Academic Officer for KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School and Director of Principal Development for the KIPP Foundation. As KIPP Lynn’s Chief Academic Officer, Mr. Dolan was in charge of coaching teachers and incoming leaders, while his role as Director of Principal Development allowed him to mentor and coach new KIPP Principals across the country. He also led the team that created the KIPP Framework for Excellent Teaching that serves as the professional development model utilized across all KIPP regions today.
Scott Given | CEO, UP Education
Mr. Given founded UP Education Network in 2010, following his work as Principal at Excel Academy Charter School in East Boston, MA. Mr. Given's experiences as a teacher, principal, and strategy consultant have inspired him to serve students enrolled in underperforming district schools.
Elsie Huang | High School Principal, Boston Preparatory Charter Public School
Ms. Huang is the Principal of BPCPS, which is is consistently one of the highest performing schools in Massachusetts, on the 8th and 10th grade MCAS exams. Ms. Huang was a founding Science and Math Teacher at BPCPS. Prior to working at BPCPS, Ms. Huang was a founding Science Teacher at Smith Leadership Academy Charter School.
Lisa Hwang | DIRECTOR, Match MORE
Ms. Hwang earned degrees from UCLA in 1999 in English Literature and International Development Studies, and from the Stanford School of Education in International Education Administration and Policy Analysis. She is dedicated to creating a safe and caring school environment where students, teachers, corps and staff thrive as learners and do great things. Ms. Hwang was a member of Match Corps 1 at Match High School and the founding principal of the Match Middle School.
Tobey Jackson | Chief Academic Officer, Match Charter PUBLIC School
Mr. Jackson taught science for 10 years before becoming Middle School Principal of Boston Collegiate Charter Public School, a nationally recognized urban school. He co-wrote "Turning Data into Achievement," MASCD Perspectives, 2009.
Dana Lehman | Managing Director, Uncommon Schools Boston
Dana Lehman is Managing Director of Uncommon Schools | Boston. Ms. Lehman was formerly a Co-Director at Roxbury Prep. Ms. Lehman previously served as an eighth grade Science teacher and the Enrichment Coordinator at Roxbury Prep. Before coming to Roxbury Prep, Ms. Lehman taught Physics at Fort Worth Country Day School and Radnor High School. She also served as Director of Summerbridge Fort Worth, a non-profit academic enrichment program. Ms. Lehman holds a B.A. in Physics from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in Educational Studies from Tufts University.
John Maycock | Co-Founder and President, Achievement Network
John Maycock co-founded The Achievement Network in 2005 and has helped lead the organization’s service to schools and expansion over the past 7 years. Mr. Maycock has also worked directly with district and charter school leaders across the country while at ANet, leading on-going coaching and professional development to help schools and districts implement data-driven instructional practices. Prior to founding ANet, Mr. Maycock worked for Edtec Inc., an organization that offers business, development and educational services to charter schools in California. He is a former teacher and tutor in reading, math and writing for elementary and middle school students. Mr. Maycock is a graduate of Middlebury College, and also holds a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Megan McDonough | DEPUTY CAO, Match CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Ms. McDonough has worked at Match since 2004 in a variety of different roles including Non-Fiction teacher, Dean of Students, Assistant Principal and most recently Principal. As a high school English teacher, Ms. McDonough led her students to achieve some of the highest gains ever measured in Massachusetts. She has both a BA and M.Ed. in Urban Education from Clark University.
Kimberly Steadman | Co-Director, Academics, Brooke Charter School
Ms. Steadman joined the Brooke staff in 2004, when she served as a lead teacher, math teacher, and professional development coordinator. The school has become one of the top performing in the state of Massachusetts. Ms. Steadman served as an elementary principal from 2006 until 2011.