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.

Stephanie Greenberg '04

I've been a teacher for 13 years.  I have taught in three states and three countries: mostly high school, but two years of 8th grade and some summer work with elementary students. I've taught English, Language Arts, and ESL.  I have two masters degrees, one in education policy and one in educational administration, and am now in my first official leadership position as the Supervisor of Humanities at Princeton High School.

Roger Ladd '92

I went straight to graduate school after finishing TPP, and since then have taught at the university level. Since I arrived at my current position, about fifteen years ago, I've moved over more from straight English to English Education.  I am currently the Director of Graduate English Education since 2006; that includes overseeing MAT program interns, handling curriculum development, and acting as primary advisor.

Steven Tobolsky '76

My roommate and I were both assigned to student teach at Princeton Middle School in the fall of 1975. We would walk each morning from our dorm room in Walker Hall. Since I was a townie, I had actually attended Princeton Middle School not too many years earlier. I thus had the strange privilege of teaching alongside many of my former teachers. I decided to teach immediately after graduation because I felt that my education was not complete.

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.

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