Hi—Andrew here. I lead the Education Innovation Fellowship at CityBridge Foundation. It’s a year-long program for teachers in Washington, D.C. district and charter schools that focuses on design thinking, race and equity, and personalized learning as pillars to building breakthrough learning environments for students. Previously, I served as the Deputy Director of School Partnerships at New Classrooms Innovation Partners, where I helped design support and implementation for the nationally recognized Teach To One: Math personalized learning program.
I began my career in education as a Teach For America corps member, but my work is informed by experience working at the intersection of science, communications, and public policy. Before teaching, I was the founding Managing Editor of ScienceProgress.org.
While I taught 7th-grade English/Language Arts in Prince George’s County, Maryland, I divided my time between planning & delivering lessons, tinkering with edtech tools, and writing about what I learned as a co-editor of the “EdTech 101” blog on TFAnet.org.
During my time in PGCPS, I was a co-winter of the first Prince George’s County / TFA Social Innovation Challenge with an on-demand teacher professional development platform for data driven instruction. I also co-organized the first EdCampDC—an “unconference” of nearly 300 teachers, entrepreneurs, and policy professionals who designed and delivered their own professional development.
My writing has appeared at EdSurge, TheBillfold.com, and TFA’s Pass The Chalk blog. (I should mention that all opinions expressed on those sites and this one are entirely my own.)
Always passionate about building and making, I’ve taught myself the basics of programming languages including Python, Processing, and R. I’ve also learned to bake bread, play piano, and build things that flash and beep using the Arduino electronics prototyping platform.
If it’s useful, there’s more info available in a LinkedIn-style format.
You can reach me at appratt [at] gmail [dot] com.