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Faculty

The Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership is facilitated by highly-experienced and skilled faculty, that includes CAS executives, Dr. Linda Nathan and Ms. Carmen Torres. Visiting faculty for 2016 are profiled below.

Ms. Anne Clark — is currently the Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, at which she was the founding Academic Dean.  A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard/Radcliffe College and a Mellon Foundation Fellow for the Humanities, she holds her Master’s in English and American Literature and is A.B.D in secondary literary theory and instruction, both from the acclaimed English and Composition Studies program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Ms. Clark has been recognized locally and nationally for her teaching and educational leadership, including being named a finalist for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year in 2007 and receiving the distinguished Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award in 2008. She has been a presenter at national conferences for the Institute for Student Achievement Leadership Network, High Schools of the Future, and the Coalition of Essential Schools. She has provided professional development for teachers on differentiated instruction and literacy as an education consultant to the Newton Public Schools and to the Somerville Public Schools. Ms. Clark’s published writing focuses on her passion for arts and academics integration and the transformative power of the arts.

Ms. Kathleen Marsh — is a founding faculty member and current Artistic Dean at Boston Arts Academy.  Ms. Marsh received her B.F.A. in sculpture from Syracuse University, where she was a Wirt-Newman scholar, and her M.S.A.E. from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she received the Hugh Sloan Award for distinguished teaching. In 2007 she completed the Northeastern University/Center for Collaborative Education Principal Residency Network program with a focus in arts leadership.

In 2005 Ms. Marsh was a Fund for Teachers Fellow and a 2008 Surdna Artist Teacher Fellow.  In the Harvard Project Zero book Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Art Education, she participated as a teacher researcher.  With her visual arts colleagues, she is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Art Educator Award from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  Ms. Marsh serves on local boards, has presented at several national conferences and has collaborated in establishing arts and school wide policy at BAA since 1998.  Active in her studio practice, Ms. Marsh is an installation artist, working in many different media.  Her work focuses on honoring women who do the important but often unrecognized work of community repair; she is deeply interested in authentic narrative told through multiple visual languages.

Dr. Hervé Anoh is the founding headmaster of the Mary Lyon Pilot High School, a fully inclusive school for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.  He received his Ph.D. from Lesley University, a CAGS & a Master in Biogeography and Climatology from the University of the Ivory Coast, a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Master of Education from Wheelock College.  Previously, Dr. Anoh worked as a teacher and program director at the Mary Lyon K-8 School.  For the past 24 years, Dr. Anoh has worked to create or change conditions enabling all students to maximize their potentials in a fully inclusive environment for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. 

Sadada Jackson—is an educator/facilitator-program manager.-artist  She has worked at as a educator in Boston for her professional life.  She has taught at a variety Boston Public Schools for 15+ years as a Theater, Dance, Yoga/Mindfulness and/or English teacher.  In addition to her role as an educator, she has  headed the Arts Program at the Curley Middle School and began the Dance Program at Boston Latin Academy. In addition to teaching in the Boston Public Schools, she has taught dance at Roxbury Community College as a member of their adjunct faculty.   She holds a Masters in Education, through the Boston Teacher’s Residency Program, and a Bachelor's of the Arts. in Theatre with a minor in English; both of her degrees are from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.  As an artist, she has danced in 2 professional dance companies based in the Cambridge, Jean Appolon Expressions and Reynaldo Gonzalez’s dance company and has taught dance and yoga to students from age 5-76 in a variety of contexts.  In addition to being an educator and dancer, she has directed/managed a variety of school based programs; DELTAS Boston Public Schools and BCNC Red Oak Program, to name two and has facilitated online and face-to-face professional development for teachers.  A native of Boston, of African and Native American, she lives in Jamaica Plain and speaks French, conversational Spanish and Nipmuc.