Hi—Andrew here. I'm a white anti-racist ally and a Director of School Launch and Incubation at CityBridge Education in Washington, D.C. My work is grounded in the belief that schools are institutions that can either teach and reinforce racism and bias, or that can disrupt and dismantle systems of oppression. I work with teams building the disruptive schools.
At CityBridge, I coach and advise school entrepreneurs designing new models for public schools in D.C. Formerly, I co-designed and co-led the Breakthrough Design Fellowship, which merged the consciousness of racial equity work with the creativity of design thinking. I also co-led multiple cohorts of School Retool and coached leaders and teams on the strategy and change management necessary for school redesign. From 2015-2016, I led the CityBridge Education Innovation Fellowship.
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.
More about my previous work here.