Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership is facilitated by highly-experienced and skilled faculty, which includes CAS executives, Dr. Linda Nathan and Ms. Carmen Torres, and CAS staff member Seth Racine. Click here for their bios.
Visiting faculty are:
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.
Dr. Anoh serves as mentor for principal interns in various principal training programs including the Principal Residency Network (Northeastern University) and Harvard Graduate School of education. He also serves as an inclusionary practice consultant both at the national and international level.
Anne R. Clark
Anne R. Clark is Headmaster of the Boston Arts Academy and was the founding Academic Dean. In her tenure at BAA she has served as a Humanities teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Special Education Coordinator, Director of Professional Development, and Associate Headmaster. 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.
Prior to BAA, Ms. Clark taught writing, cultural studies, and literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and worked with the Boston Plan for Excellence and the Boston Annenberg Challenge during a critical period in the education reform movement, focusing on high school curriculum design, school organization, and professional development. A flautist and a pianist, Ms. Clark brings to Boston Arts Academy a deep love of jazz, especially the jazz of her hometown Kansas City.
Angie UyHam is the founder of the Cambridge Educators Design Lab which uses human-centered design to address pressing challenges in education. The Design Lab strives to change the historically top-down approach in education, to create opportunities for educators to invent novel solutions, and to leverage community partnerships in a powerful new way. Angie received her M.B.A. from Babson College, M.Ed. from Boston University, and B.A. from the University of Michigan. For the past two decades, she has worked as a classroom teacher as well as literacy coach/reading specialist. Angie is passionate about the intersection of education, innovation and social change and is working on how public schools can change the way problems are identified and addressed as a district. She believes that all teachers are innovators when given the time, space, and opportunity to do so.
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.
Will Chalmus (aka Will C.) is a highly skilled facilitator of personal, communal, and leadership development. Will C. is currently an adjunct professor at Brandeis University with an M.Ed from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education and a BA in Theater Arts from Brandeis. He is most known for his work with the Centre for Playback Theatre, an organization that runs the international school of this community-building form of improvisation theater based on personal narratives. In addition to serving on the board of directors and as faculty for the Centre for Playback, Will C. has also founded various Playback Theatre companies in New England and has led programs and provided consultations for many non-profit organizations in the US, Canada, Germany, Brazil and Australia. Will C. is also a highly respected poet, playwright, hip-hop artist, and M.C. that performs solo acts and with numerous groups nationally. He is also a teaching fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a teaching assistant for multiple courses in the Education Department of Brandeis University. Will C. is currently building a Playback Theatre company in Cambridge Port as a Flow Grant recipient from the Cambridge Arts Council.
Kati taught English Language Arts for 9 years at Charlestown High School and is a founding teacher and program developer for the Diploma Plus program there. Kati has her M.Ed from the Boston Teacher Residency program and a B.A. in English from the University of San Diego. An alumna of PSi (in it's earlier iteration as CELI, Boston University) herself. Kati teaches a Literacy Across the Curriculum course for Boston Teacher Residency and is now the Chief Academic Officer at Charlestown High School.
Dr. Lindsa McIntyre fondly known as “Ms. Mac” is a transformational educational leader in the city of Boston is currently the headmaster of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, located in the heart of the “promise neighborhood” of Roxbury and Dorchester. Tasked to redesign a state designated underperforming high the school, Dr. McIntyre through her passionate interactions and interventions was able to meet the targeted needs of the entire at risk student body. As a result, of her commitment to social justice, equity and access to quality education for all students, she was able to lead the school out of underperformance, making the Jeremiah E. Burke, the first high school in the commonwealth of Massachusetts to exit Turnaround status. Prior to her work at the Burke, Dr. McIntyre was the Headmaster of Community Academy, an alternative high school in Boston, where she collaborated with external partners to build a positive school environment. Previously she held leadership roles at the King Middle School, founding leader of Boston Day Academy, and administrator at City on a Hill Charter School. Lindsa began her teaching career in Boston at the Burke High School. Ms. McIntyre received a Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching in 1996 and was honored by the Freedom House as a Champion of Freedom in 2011. Dr. McIntyre received her doctorate degree from Boston College and the role of equity in education was the topic of her dissertation.
Guest Speakers, Facilitators & Coaches
Ilana Brownstein, Dramaturg, Company One Theatre
Lydia Cochrane, PSi MA Performance Assessment for Leaders Coach and Co-Principal, St. Johnsbury School, St. Johnsbury VT
Steven Cohen, Senior Lecturer in Education and the Peace and Justice and American Studies programs, and Adjunct in the History Department, Tufts University
Gemma Falivene, Connections Program Manager, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
Shawn LaCount, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Company One Theatre
Luke Thorson, Youth Educator, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
Rafael Medina, Senior Program Director, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Robert Vinci, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, and The Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Ann Walsh, Co-Founder and Chief of Family Engagement, 1647
Mirko Chardin, Head of School, Putnam Avenue School, Cambridge, MA
Yarima Ariza, Director of Professional Learning and Instruction, Boston Arts Academy
Sung-Joon Pai, Chief of Staff, Charlestown High School and Administrator-on-Assignment, Boston Public Schools
Dania Vazquez, Headmaster, Academia Margarita Muñiz/Margarita Muñiz Academy
Almi G. Abeyta, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Somerville Public Schools
Peggy Kemp, Coach / Personalized Learning at Center for Collaborative Education, & former Head of School, Fenway High School