I'm a Director of School Launch and Incubation at CityBridge Education in Washington, D.C., where I lead the School Design Fellowship. The Fellowship is a year-long experience for district and charter school leaders to think deeply and dream big about how school has to change in order to create a more equitable future.
My work is grounded in the anti-racist belief that equitable schools can disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression. At CityBridge, I have: coached school entrepreneurs on the development of successful charter applications; co-designed and co-led the Breakthrough Design Fellowship, which merged the consciousness of racial equity work with the creativity of design thinking; co-led local School Retool cohorts; and led the Education Innovation Fellowship.
Before joining CityBridge, I was Deputy Director of School Partnerships at New Classrooms; I taught seventh grade English as a Teach For America corps member in Prince George’s County, Maryland; and I was the founding Managing Editor of ScienceProgress.org at the Center for American Progress. I hold a B.A. in English and American studies and an M.A. in English, both from the University of Virginia.
As a white man working in education, I firmly believe that doing this work requires me to acknowledge the skin I'm in and to use the privilege I have in American society to work for educational justice—more on that in this post.
More about my previous work here.