leadership portfolio

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I have been teaching math to teenagers for nine years in both public and independent schools. I am finishing my second master’s degree and my work includes diversity and departmental leadership.

leadership monograph
Leadership is at once a process of self-actualization, a practice of evidence-based decision-making, and an applied system of ethics. It is a life-affirming practice of taking risks for the benefit of our world.

research: race and employment in independent schools
This research was conducted during the 2019–20 school year under the supervision of Dr. Rebecca Stilwell at the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

building an anti-racist math program
A top priority for me in the 2020–21 school year has been to articulate a departmental vision for an anti-racist math program and to take action to realize that vision.

philosophy of education
For me, the fundamental purpose of education is to instill a belief in the power of the individual to transform the world. Educators are primarily designer and facilitators of engaging learning experiences for students.

op-ed: should independent schools exist?
At their best, independent schools can be laboratories of innovation and forces. And as Dr. Eddie S. Glaude Jr. has said, “Independent schools must confront the past. Only that confrontation will allow schools to imagine otherwise.”

The images above show beautiful mathematical objects called Julia sets. (source)