Hi—Andrew here. I'm a Partner for School Redesign at CityBridge Education in Washington, D.C. I help educators apply design thinking and racial equity work to solve problems in public schools and to dismantle oppression.
At CityBridge, my small and diverse team focuses three programs. 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 co-design and co-lead the Breakthrough Design Fellowship for school faculty, which introduces the Equity X Design framework, facilitates co-design with marginalized students, and builds the capacity of redesign teams. Finally, I coach school leaders on the strategy and change management to realize their 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; and I'm a member of the Transcend Education Yellow Hats League.
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 I helped design support and implementation for the 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.