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:
Hervé Anoh, Faculty, Perrone-Sizer Institute
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, Faculty, Perrone-Sizer Institute
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.
Kathleen Marsh, Faculty, Perrone-Sizer Institute
Kathleen Marsh is Artistic Dean of the Boston Arts Academy and a founding faculty member and former Visual Arts Department Chair. 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 book Studio Thinking, The Real Benefits of Art Education, she participated as a teacher researcher, and along with her visual arts colleagues, she is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Art Educator Award from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2016, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni award from the same institution.
A recent contributor in the Kennedy Center’s new national initiative on Arts and Special Education, Ms. Marsh also serves on local boards, has presented at several national conferences and has collaborated in establishing arts and school wide policy at Boston Arts Academy since 1998.
angie uyham, Faculty, Perrone-Sizer Institute
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, Faculty, Perrone-Sizer Institute
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, Faculty, Perrone-Sizer institute
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.
Guest Speakers in 2017-2018
- Almi Abeyta, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Somerville Public Schools
- Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee
- Stephen Cohen, Senior Lecturer in Education and the Peace and Justice and the American Studies programs, and Adjunct in the History Department, Tufts University
- Allyssa Jones, Jones Creative & Consulting, LLC
- Shawn LaCount, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, Company One Theatre
- Joyce Linehan, Chief of Policy and Planning for the City of Boston
- Nicole Mack, Principal, Conservatory Lab Charter School
- Kelly Nowlin, Principal at KDN Philanthropy Consulting, and a Family Trustee of the Surdna Foundation
- Sung-Joon Pai, Chief of Staff, Charlestown High School and Administrator-on-Assignment, Boston Public Schools
- Brence Pernell, Associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, New York
- Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, CEO, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
- Doris Sommer, Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University
- Stephen Sun, "Architectural Mercenary for Good," West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, Los Angeles
- Guy Michel Telemaque, Visual Arts Faculty Member, Boston Arts Academy
- Robert Vinci, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, and The Joel and Barbara Alpert Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine