Hi—Andrew here. I'm a white anti-racist ally and a Partner for School Redesign at CityBridge Education in Washington, D.C. My work is grounded in the belief that schools are institutions that can either teach and reinforce racism and bias, or that can disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression. I work with teams building the disruptive schools.
At CityBridge, I co-design and co-lead the Breakthrough Design Fellowship for school faculty, which merges the consciousness of racial equity work with the creativity of design thinking using the equityXdesign framework. I co-lead School Retool, a professional learning experience that introduces the fundamentals of design thinking to school leaders as they launch small and fast experiments to solve institutional problems. I also coach leaders and teams on the strategy and change management to realize their school redesign visions.
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.
I'm an alum of the 4.0 Schools Essentials training; I am part of the inaugural cohort of Summit Learning Third-Party Partner trainers; I'm a member of the Transcend Education Yellow Hats League; and I'm certified in teaching the equityXdesign framework by the equityXdesign Collaborative.
Previously at CityBridge, I led the Education Innovation Fellowship, a nationally recognized program for D.C. public school teachers that cultivated skills in design thinking, intentional equity, personalized learning, and adaptive leadership.
I was formerly the Deputy Director of School Partnerships at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, where worked I with schools in three states and the District of Columbia to implement nationally recognized Teach To One: Math personalized learning program.
I began my career in education as a Teach For America corps member, but my work is informed by experience working at the intersection of science, communications, and public policy. Before teaching, I was the founding Managing Editor of ScienceProgress.org.