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Thank you for visiting my website. I am currently a Cambridge School Committee member serving my second term. Originally from the Washington, DC area, I’ve lived in Cambridge with my spouse since 1990. Our two children attended the Cambridge Public Schools K-12, graduating from CRLS in 2010 and 2014.
My background is in educational research and I have a degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I also have extensive training in statistics and believe in using data for school improvement. After graduate school I held research positions at Harvard and Lesley University. Before that I worked for five years as a language specialist at The Learning Center for Deaf Children in Framingham. The Learning Center was the first school in the U.S. to use American Sign Language (ASL) for instruction and to create a bilingual ASL-English curriculum.
I came to my School Committee position via parent and community advocacy work. Before joining the Committee, I served on the Citywide School Advisory Group (CSAG), the CRLS School Council, and the Citywide STEM/STEAM Advisory Group. I was also a board member for Enroot, a program for immigrant high school students.
Outside of my School Committee role, I am engaged in several education-related projects. In 2018, I helped create a local, grassroots organization, Data for Better Schools, the purpose of which is to use data for community organizing. I am also an active member of the We the People National Math Literacy for All Alliance, which is focused on enacting federal legislation that will improve math teaching and learning in underserved communities in the U.S.