Education Leadership

Education Leadership

Misha Simmonds '97

 The Robert Bosch Fellowship which will provide 3 months of language instruction and then 3 months placement in the education ministry (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenbchaft) and 3 months in an education foundation.

Dr. Marcia L. Weinstein '74

After graduating from Princeton University in 1974, I went directly to the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where I earned a PhD in Developmental Psychology in 1978. That summer, I married Richard Steinbrook, MD, who was in a residency program at Harvard Medical School, and moved to Boston. My experience teaching psychology at UPenn, particularly during summer sessions, reminded me that I'm happiest in a classroom, discussing ideas face-to-face.

Jason Griffiths '97

Jason Griffiths is the Managing Director of School Partnerships for The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE). NAATE's mission is to develop, leverage, sustain, and retain the nation's top-tier educators for improved student and school performance through an intense, advanced program of study that balances instructional mastery and leadership. NAATE has a distinct program for experienced teachers and another for school leaders.

Sophie Glenn Lau '92

I graduated from Princeton in 1992, and I have been teaching in independent schools since then (with a 2-year break to pursue a Master’s degree in History).  I am in a new position in 2014 as Dean of Faculty, having made the transition to Administration from primarily full-time teaching. At my previous school I was the History Department Head and also worked as a Technology Integrationist last year, which included spearheading our transition to BYOD in the ninth grade.

Jonathan Golden '95

Jonathan Golden is Senior Professional Development Advisor and an American history teacher at Gann Academy in Waltham, MA where he has taught since 1999.  Over his 16 years at Gann, he has taught AP American History, chaired the History Department, and served as Assistant Head of School and Director of Academic Operations.  In his current role, he is a mentor of teachers, coach of department chair, and coordinator of the school speaker series and community learning.

Michael McKenna '06

Originally from Philadelphia, Mike graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a B.A. in Sociology, and received his teaching license the following year through the Princeton Teacher Preparation Program. Before coming to KIPP, Mike was the founding 8th grade Math teacher at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN. During his six years at Soulsville, Mike served as a Grade Level Chair, Athletic Director, Math Department Chair, as well director of happiness! While working in Memphis, Mike also received his Masters of Education from Christian Brothers University.

Dr. David Hill '00

Through his independent consulting practice (, David provides thoughtful and strategic senior-level support to help schools and nonprofits excel so that our communities improve.  Previously, David contributed to and learned from diverse education sectors in his hometown of Memphis, where he served as President of the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network, Founding School Director for The Soulsville Charter School, and teacher and coach for South Side High School.  Additionally, David served as Execu

Annie Ward '87

Annie Ward '87 and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in Westchester County Schools, New York shared ideas for finding a teaching position at Teacher Prep on Wednesday, November 16. She discussed the hiring process from the school's perspective and how to apply. Students learned resume and interviewing tips, and what to do for a sample lesson that many schools require as part of the process.

Laura Boyce '07

Laura Boyce '97 is a Principal in Camden Public Schools. She formerly taught literature and world history, U.S. history, and social science (civics/economics) at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia.


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